Category Archives: Recent Press

  1. Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Supervisor Jeff Sheehy announce new investments for transitional age youth programs

    UPDATE: The San Francisco Chronicle just posted coverage of today’s meeting, and shared more background. Read more in the Chronicle‘s SF supervisor, mayor earmark more money for homeless youth   Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Supervisor Jeff Sheehy today announced $1.54 million in increased funding for services to support San Francisco’s youth, particularly those experiencing homelessness….

  2. To end homelessness, we must end youth homelessness

    We’re excited to share some wonderful coverage in the Chronicle and Examiner over the last week about Larkin Street’s work to advocate for more funding specifically for youth homelessness. While there has been much talk lately about addressing chronic homelessness in SF, Larkin Street’s position is that to end homelessness, we must end youth homelessness….

  3. SF supervisor pledges to help nonprofit amid call to boost services for homeless youth – SF Examiner

    Thanks to the SF Examiner for their coverage on the need to increase housing for young people experiencing homelessness. Our very own Executive Director, Sherilyn Adams, is featured expressing the importance of investing now in more services. Here’s a short excerpt: “Sherilyn Adams, executive director of Larkin Street Youth Services, said The City has simply…

  4. SF prepares to count its homeless, braces for cuts under Trump – SF Chronicle

    Thanks to the San Francisco Chronicle for their coverage of the upcoming homelessness Point in Time Count. 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. Here’s an excerpt from the article: “For more than a decade,…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…