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 Andrea Somerville at (415) 673-0911, ext. 332 or send an email .

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.

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

Bill Signed to Waive High School Equivalency Fees for Homeless Youth in California

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