Category Archives: Recent Press

  1. #InvisibleNoMore: New video on young people experiencing homelessness in San Francisco

    Young people experiencing homelessness are often invisible to the world. In order to survive, they find ways to blend in, hiding in plain sight. Our new video, #InvisibleNoMore, brings to light the resiliency of young people and the extremes they face to ensure they have enough to eat, a place to sleep and some level of…

  2. Young and Homeless in America – EdSource

    Thanks to EdSource for writing about a study done by the University of Chicago called Missed Opportunities: Youth Homelessness in America. This study is one of the most accurate ever because it’s based on phone surveys. Typical surveys on homelessness are done through schools which could result in inaccuracy due to factors like families’ reluctance…

  3. GROUNDBREAKING STUDY: One in Ten Young Adults Experience Homelessness During One Year

    As the U.S. grapples with youth homelessness, a Chapin Hall study reveals new insights into a hidden and underserved population.   The groundbreaking study released today by Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago reveals one in 10 young adults between the ages of 18 and 25, and at least one in 30 adolescents between…

  4. Local and National Efforts to End Youth Homelessness – San Francisco Public Press

    Thank you to San Francisco Public Press for publishing a 40-year timeline on local and national efforts to end youth homelessness. From Congress passing the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act, to the birth of Larkin Street Youth Services, the establishment of the “transitional age youth” as ages 18 to 24, cities conducting the first biennial…

  5. State bill to expedite bay area homeless shelters – The Bay City Beacon

    Thanks to The Bay City Beacon for writing about Assembly Bill 932, authored by Assemblymember Phil Ting and signed by Governor Jerry Brown this week. The state bill will address homelessness in California by expediting the approval of local homeless shelters on public land under the declaration of a shelter crisis. Here is an excerpt…

  6. 12,000 California youth are homeless. Politicians say they want to change that – KPCC

    Thank you to KPCC, a member-supported public media channel, for covering last week’s youth homelessness hearing called by Senator Scott Wiener and Assemblywoman Blanca Rubio. Speakers including our own Sherilyn Adams emphasized the importance of addressing youth homelessness in eliminating chronic homelessness. Here’s an excerpt: “Fifty percent of chronically homeless people had their first homeless…

  7. Amid affluence, youth homelessness surges in the Bay Area – EdSource

    Thank you to EdSource for interviewing us for their article about youth homelessness in the Bay Area. San Francisco is home to tech start-ups and business industries but unfortunately, it is also home to unaffordable housing — a leading cause of student homelessness. Here is an excerpt from the article: “No one knows exactly where…

  8. Larkin Street youth featured in Street Sheet’s September issue

    We are so proud of our young people for finding the courage to share their experiences of homelessness in San Francisco. Five Larkin Street young people were featured in the very first Youth Issue of Street Sheet this month. Street Sheet is a publication run by San Francisco’s Coalition on Homelessness, which focuses on supporting…

  9. A Hidden Population: Youth Homelessness Is on the Rise – Huffington Post

    Thanks to Stateline Magazine for their coverage on of youth homelessness throughout the nation. Many communities, including San Francisco, are now providing early interventions and services to end homelessness before it becomes long-term.  Here’s a short excerpt from the article featuring Larkin Street’s executive director: “Ultimately, the best approach to ending youth homelessness is to take…

  10. A new data system in the works for homelessness services – SF Magazine

    Thanks to San Francisco Magazine for their coverage on the arrival of the Online Navigation and Entry (ONE) System in San Francisco. This system will help social programs and nonprofit organizations better serve individuals experiencing homelessness. Our very own Ilsa Lund, Senior Director of Operations, shares her thoughts on the contributions the ONE System will make to…