Category Archives: Our Perspective

LARKIN STREET JOINS NATIONAL CAMPAIGN TO END YOUTH HOMELESSNESS

America is in the midst of an unprecedented homelessness crisis; over 2.5M youth are affected every year, and they’re the fastest growing demographic. Only 17% of America’s millions of homeless youth are ‘visible’. While many people view homelessness as panhandling, begging, and sleeping on the street – in fact, the vast majority of those experiencing … Continue reading LARKIN STREET JOINS NATIONAL CAMPAIGN TO END YOUTH HOMELESSNESS

Policy and Advocacy Update – January 2015

Looking to the Year Ahead Year End Wrap-Up As the year came to an end the so-called CRomnibus bill was passed which kept the government running and set funding levels for social programs for the remainder of the federal fiscal year.  While the Homeless Assistance Grants programs received an increase in funding of $30 million, … Continue reading Policy and Advocacy Update – January 2015

Guest Blogger: Jeff Foote “There is success everywhere I look.”

Larkin Street relies on hundreds of volunteers every year to keep our programs running and to help us create safe, welcoming spaces for our youth. In the spirit of Volunteer Appreciation Month, we’ve asked Jeff Foote to share his thoughts about the volunteer experience at Larkin Street. Jeff, who volunteers as a tutor at our … Continue reading Guest Blogger: Jeff Foote “There is success everywhere I look.”

Guest Blogger: Cosgrove Norstadt “I’m a volunteer and proud of it.”

Larkin Street relies on hundreds of volunteers every year to keep our programs running and to help us create safe, welcoming spaces for our youth. In the spirit of Volunteer Appreciation Month, we’ve asked Cosgrove Norstadt, who has been volunteering for over two years at our Education & Employment Center, to share his thoughts about … Continue reading Guest Blogger: Cosgrove Norstadt “I’m a volunteer and proud of it.”

Bringing In Our Youth from the Cold: How Many Homeless Youth Is Too Many?

There are an estimated 1,600 children and youth sleeping on the streets of San Francisco on any given night, and HUD’s Annual Homeless Assessment Report estimates there are 46,924 unaccompanied homeless children and youth nationwide. While this Point-In-Time count offers a limited, and at times disputed, glimpse of the numbers of homeless youth on any given night, one … Continue reading Bringing In Our Youth from the Cold: How Many Homeless Youth Is Too Many?