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.
More than 70 news outlets in San Francisco are combining efforts this week to provide wall-to-wall coverage of the homelessness crisis in our city. If you see coverage that includes youth homelessness, please comment on the feature to let readers and the media know that this issue is important! When you see coverage that leaves … Continue reading Join the Conversation: SF Homeless Project
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 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
Read how Larkin Street Youth Services has helped provide the sense of family many young people yearn for during the holidays. The San Francisco Chronicle’s December 24, 2015 story, “Service centers are family for young people alone for holidays.”
The holidays can be tough for many people, but especially if you are a homeless young person. Larkin Street clients share their feelings around the holidays in this article by a local LGBTQ newspaper. The Bay Area Reporter’s December 22, 2015 story, “Despite housing needs, many LGBTQ youth hopeful at holidays.”
See the photos that tell the story of Isabella, a Larkin Street client involved with Street Soccer USA, one of our partners that teaches life skills through sport. ESPNW’s December 2, 2015 story, “Soccer on the Street.”
California State Senate Bill 252, introduced by Senator Mark Leno, to waive high school equivalency exam fees, for homeless youth under 25, was signed by Governor Jerry Brown on September 20, 2015. The bill goes into effect January 1, 2016. Simply stated, “to succeed in life, I need a GED or a high school diploma,” said Isabella … Continue reading Bill Signed to Waive High School Equivalency Fees for Homeless Youth in California