Category Archives: Recent Press

  1. New video interviews with Larkin Street Staff and Youth from ABC7 News

    Thanks to ABC7 News on their coverage of the San Francisco Homeless Project. Our own Sherilyn Adams, Executive Director, is featured, calling for increased awareness and support for young people experiencing homelessness, as well as several young people who have accessed Larkin Street’s services. ABC7 on youth homelessness: Full article: Homeless youth seek refuge, healing in…

  2. Larkin Street speaks out on need for increased funding for homeless youth

    Thanks to the San Francisco Examiner for their coverage on Mayor Lee’s 2017-2018 budget proposal. Our own Mary Kate Bacalao, Director of Public Funding, was featured among local residents and social program leaders calling for an increase in funding for homeless and other social services. Here’s a short excerpt: “Mary Kate Bacalao, director of public…

  3. SF homeless count reveals impact of programs for youths, adults – SF Examiner

    Thanks to the SF Examiner on their coverage of San Francisco’s most recent homeless count. Here’s a short excerpt: “Sherilyn Adams, head of a leading nonprofit in the state helping homeless youths, questions the results of the one-night count, saying homeless kids “know very well how to hide.” Other tallies indicate there are more kids…

  4. A Pledge For S.F.’s Homeless Youth – SF Weekly

    Thanks to SF Weekly for their coverage on Mayor Lee and Supervisor Sheehy’s plan to dedicated $1.54 million toward San Francisco’s homeless youth. Larkin Street will receive a grant of $289,000 to increase services to the LGBTQ youth. The remainder of funds will be dispersed among multiple other programs throughout the city who serve this vulnerable…

  5. 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….

  6. 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….

  7. 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…

  8. 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,…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…