Category Archives: Resource Library

  1. GENDER DIFFERENCES IN SEXUAL RISK AND SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS

    Homeless young women’s networks may place them at greater risk for STIs than young men. Increasing mainstream contacts and same-gender friendships may protect all homeless youth from STIs. Interventions addressing homeless young women’s social networks may decrease their gender-disparate STI risk. Click here to download The Journal of Adolescent Health : “Gender Differences in Sexual…

  2. INCREASING OPPORTUNITES FOR HOMELESS YOUTH THROUGH EDUCATION

    The latest edition to the In Brief publication series, Increasing Opportunities for Homeless Youth through Education, provides an overview of the barriers to education that exists for most homeless youth and describes the pathway from educational disconnection to post-secondary completion and long-term self-sufficiency. Click to read Larkin Street’s Increasing Opportunities for Homeless Youth through Education

  3. WEATHERING THE STORM: EMPLOYMENT STRATEGIES THAT WORK FOR HOMELESS YOUTH

    National Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness on February 9-10, 2012. This presentation focuses on the steps that are taken to help youth secure employment after their completion of training at Larkin Street. Click here to download Larkin Streets “National Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness” presentation.

  4. UTILIZING A HARM REDUCTION APPROACH IN HOUSING, EDUCATION, AND EMPLOYMENT SERVICES

    This document outlines our harm reduction approach and explains the continuum of care model used at Larkin Street Youth Services. Click Here to download Larkin Streets “Utilizing a harm reduction approach” presentation from 2013.

  5. YOUTH HOMELESSNESS IN SAN FRANCISCO: 2012 REPORT ON INCIDENCE AND NEEDS

    This annual report provides a snapshot of youth homelessness in San Francisco, the service needs of this group, Larkin Street Youth Services’ response to that need, program implications, and policy recommendations. Click here to download Larkin Street’s Incidence and Needs Report 2012  

  6. Trendlines 2012 – A Greater Understanding

    Trendlines provides information on issues and trends in the field related to youth homelessness, providing an overview and outlining implications for the youth that we serve in our programs. This report highlights policy work being conducted at the local, state, and national level – from grassroots movement to legislative activity. Additionally the series serves as…

  7. YOUTH HOMELESSNESS IN SAN FRANCISCO: 2011 REPORT ON INCIDENCE AND NEEDS

    This annual report provides a snapshot of youth homelessness in San Francisco, the service needs of this group, Larkin Street Youth Services’ response to that need, program implications, and policy recommendations. Click here to download Larkin Street’s Incidence and Needs Report 2011

  8. STRATEGIES TO PREVENT YOUTH HOMELESSNESS

    Every year there is an estimated 1.8-2.1 million homeless youth in the United States who face multiple challenges to becoming independent, self-sufficient adults. Although this group is diverse, the majority of youth have either run away from unstable home environments or have been involved with youth systems of care. This brief reviews these common paths…

  9. HOMLESSNESS PREVENTION AND INTERVENTION AMONG FORMER FOSTER YOUTH

    This overview- presentation was delivered at the National Foster Care Conference in 2011. Click here to download Larkin Street’s “Homlessness prevention and intervention” presentation.

  10. CREATING PATHWAYS TO EMPLOYMENT FOR HOMELESS YOUTH

    Employment is a key component to self-sufficiency for homeless youth, but these youth require assistance to obtain the educational attainment and employment experience that result in living wage jobs. This brief provides an overview of Larkin Street’s Hire Up program, which provides both education and employment services to homeless and disconnected youth ages 12-24. Click…