Category Archives: Our Perspective

  1. Happy Birthday Larkin Street!

    This year’s Paving the Way Gala: “30 Years Giving Hope”, hosted March 14th, was a momentous occasion for Larkin Street. Not only did we raise a record-breaking $1 Million, we officially launched our thirtieth anniversary celebrations! As hard as it may be to believe, Larkin Street has been delivering critical services to homeless youth for…

  2. 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…

  3. How Larkin Street is helping to fight HIV through prevention, testing and housing

    How Larkin Street is helping to fight HIV through prevention, testing and housing – KQED California Report, November 30, 2012

  4. Larkin Street Panel: Innovation and outcomes in HIV care – June 12, 2013

    Larkin Street Youth Services hosted Innovation in HIV Care for Youth & Young Adults: What’s New in HIV Care and Outcomes, a panel discussion and tour of Larkin Street Youth Services’ HIV services facility on Monday, July 10, 2013.  The panel experts discussed the latest national, regional and local trends as well as important advancements…

  5. White House Honors Sherilyn Adams as Champion of Change – July 11, 2012

    White House Honors Sherilyn Adams as Champion of Change  – July 11, 2012

  6. A message of Hope from Jeremy Affeldt, SF Giants Pitcher

    Jeremy Affeldt, San Francisco Giants Pitcher, talks about hope and how Larkin Street Youth Services instills hope in the over 3,100 homeless, at-risk and runway youth we serve each year.

  7. Building Community During the Holidays

    Building Community During the Holidays – Fostering Media Connections, December 21, 2011

  8. What’s Happening in Sacramento

    ***Letters of Support Templates***Send a letter of support to the respective Committee Chair.  Please email or fax no later than April 5th.  Here are templates to get you started and make the writing easy – SB 119 and SB 123.Policy and Advocacy UpdateWhat’s Happening in Sacramento  Here are two current pieces of legislation that Larkin…

  9. November is National Runaway Prevention Month and the first California Runaway & Homeless Youth Month

    November Brings Attention to the Plight of Runaway and Homeless Youth November is National Runaway Prevention Month and the first California Runaway & Homeless Youth Month.  In addition, Congress has commemorated National Runaway Prevention Month by designating November Homeless Youth Awareness Month.  All of these efforts are aimed at: Increasing awareness of the problem of…

  10. Legislative Updates

    Fostering Connections to Success Act The Fostering Connections to Success Act, AB 12, was signed by Governor Schwarzenegger on September 30th.  The law extends foster care for youth up to the age of 21 in California.  We know that currently many youth emancipate from foster care, at age 18, into instability and often homelessness.  It…