Category Archives: Recent Press

Raising awareness of youth homelessness is an important part of Larkin Street’s mission. Our media partners enable us to share information about the issues faced by homeless youth and Larkin Street’s successful model to meet their needs. If you are a member of the press and have questions, or would like to obtain a quote or interview with our Executive Director or staff, please contact us at (415) 673-0911, ext. 305 or send an email .

SF prepares to count its homeless, braces for cuts under Trump

In an effort to qualify the city for as much federal funding as possible, hundreds of volunteers will disperse throughout San Francisco to count the city’s homeless population.  Check out a short excerpt from the article: “For more than a decade, cities and counties have been estimating the number of homeless people the same way … Continue reading SF prepares to count its homeless, braces for cuts under Trump

Video: Assemblywoman Young Kim Visits Larkin Street

Larkin Street Youth Services started more than 30 years ago with a single drop-in center to address the issue of young people living on the streets.

Since then, we’ve expanded to offer a continuum of services that are necessary to help young people successfully transition into adulthood and have a permanent pathway out of homelessness.

In this video, California Assemblywoman Young Kim interviews our team and clients to learn more about how Larkin Street is ending youth homelessness:

Learn more about our programs and services here.

In Data-Driven San Francisco, Why Isn’t The Homeless Count More Accurate?

As hundreds of volunteers prepare to take part in San Francisco’s 2017 Point-In-Time Homeless Count and Survey, many wonder why there aren’t more accurate ways to produce this data.  Check out a short excerpt from the article: “The count serves as the primary source of data on homeless persons in San Francisco. But its methodological … Continue reading In Data-Driven San Francisco, Why Isn’t The Homeless Count More Accurate?

Among major cities, SF has highest percentage of unsheltered homeless youth

Thank you to the San Francisco Examiner for bringing awareness to the issue of unsheltered homeless youth in San Francisco.  Here is a short excerpt from the article: “That glaring fact about a segment of the homeless population some call “invisible” comes as The City is considering new efforts to reduce the number of homeless … Continue reading Among major cities, SF has highest percentage of unsheltered homeless youth

College Readiness Programs Lead to Success for San Francisco Homeless Youth

Adventure awaits for the latest cohort of Larkin Street’s college readiness program, Bridge Academy.  The graduates were celebrated with a ceremony in our Engagement and Community Center at 134 Golden Gate.  Check out an excerpt from the article: “One of the programs within the Larkin Street Academy is the Bridge Academy, a 10-week college readiness … Continue reading College Readiness Programs Lead to Success for San Francisco Homeless Youth

Larkin Street Selected by Citi Foundation’s Community Progress Makers Fund

Larkin Street Youth Services Selected by Citi Foundation’s Community Progress Makers Fund Grant Program to Accelerate Economic Opportunity SAN FRANCISCO – MAY 19, 2016 – Larkin Street announced today that it has been selected as a recipient of the Community Progress Makers Fund, a $20 million grant initiative to support 40 visionary nonprofit organizations in … Continue reading Larkin Street Selected by Citi Foundation’s Community Progress Makers Fund

Homeless youth at greater risk of mortality

Homeless youth in San Francisco experience a mortality rate more than 10 times greater than the state’s general youth population, according to a report published Thursday by researchers from UC Berkeley, UCSF and the San Francisco Department of Public Health. The Daily Californian April 28, 2016 “Report reveals high mortality risk among homeless youth in San … Continue reading Homeless youth at greater risk of mortality