Category Archives: Recent Press

  1. 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…

  2. In Data-Driven San Francisco, Why Isn’t The Homeless Count More Accurate? – Hoodline SF

    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 an article on the count by Hoodline: “The count serves as the primary source of data on homeless persons in…

  3. Among major cities, SF has highest percentage of unsheltered homeless youth – SF Examiner

    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…

  4. 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…

  5. Join the Conversation: SF Homeless Project

    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…

  6. They’re Here, They’re Queer, But Can They Stay? The State Of Youth LGBTQ Housing In San Francisco – Hoodline

    Want to learn more about the state of housing in SF? Thanks to Shane Downing of Hoodline for his coverage of housing for young people who identify as LGBTQ today. Here’s an excerpt: “A lot of our young youth of color don’t feel accepted within the Castro community,” said Kate Calimquim, the program manager for…

  7. A young man rebounds from homelessness and drugs – Mashable

    Awesome coverage in Mashable today of a local program, Street Soccer and a resilient young man who rebounded from homelessness thanks to Larkin Street. Here’s an excerpt: “Philip is doing well now. He works for Street Soccer, and has a receptionist job too. He lives in housing for at-risk young people run through the Larkin Street…

  8. What San Franciscans know about homeless isn’t necessarily true – SF Gate

    Our sincere thanks go out to Heather Knight for the excellent recent coverage of some common myths surrounding homelessness in San Francisco. Here’s an excerpt: “Myth 1: Homeless people flock here from elsewhere because of San Francisco’s generous services. If we just cut the services, the homeless problem would disappear. My email inbox would be…

  9. Almost half of SF’s homeless youth identify as LGBTQ

    Recently, The California Sunday Magazine featured several young people from Larkin Street in a moving photo essay. Highlighting the disproportionate number of young people experiencing homelessness who identify as LGTBQ, the piece traces several stories, from the streets, to stable housing and more through Larkin Street. View the photo story on the youth of Larkin Street.

  10. Mindfulness Classes Help Homeless Youth Understand, Regulate Emotions and Behaviors – National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth

    Thanks to the National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth for their coverage of our excellent mindfulness programs for young people experiencing homelessness, produced in partnership with the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine. This piece includes tips for starting a mindfulness program, too! Read about how “Mindfulness Classes Help Homeless Youth Understand, Regulate Emotions and Behaviors” here.