Category Archives: Recent Press

  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. Service centers are family

    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.”

  10. Homeless Youth Hopeful At 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.”