Need help now?
Call (800) 669-6196

Do you need a safe place to sleep, a shower or a warm meal?

We’re here for you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to help you find shelter, housing, education and employment support, medical care and more.

Emergency Shelters

Lark-Inn for Youth
For ages 18 to 24
Open 24 hours
(800) 447-8223

Diamond Youth Shelter
For ages 17 and under
Open 24 hours
(800) 669-6196

Drop-In Centers

Engagement and Community Center
For ages 24 and under

(415) 673-0911 ext. 200

Hours:
Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Services:
Showers, meals, lockers, laundry, clothing, hygiene supplies, computer/web access, life skills groups and special events, education and employment programs, medical care including free and confidential HIV testing, case management, individual and group counseling.

Haight Street Referral Center
For ages 24 and under

(415) 673-0911 ext. 470

Hours:
Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Services:
Meals, hygiene supplies, peer groups, case management, individual and group counseling, referrals.

Medical Services

The Michael Baxter Youth Clinic
For ages 24 and under
(415) 673-0911 ext. 259

Hours:
Monday: 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Tuesday through Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Closed daily from 1 to 1:30 p.m.

Services:
Comprehensive primary care, sexual health services, confidential HIV prevention and testing and more.

Supportive Housing

While our emergency shelters offer a bed for the night, Larkin Street also has several housing programs if you are looking for longer-term support (two years or more).

Because every young person has different needs, we offer a continuum of housing options – from dorm-style living with 24-hour on-site staff, to independent apartments in the community. All of our programs have case managers to help you plan for the future, education and employment support, health and wellness services, and fun community activities.

To learn more, stop by one of our drop-in centers, call us at (800) 669-6196 or send us an email.

Education and Employment

Larkin Street Academy
For ages 24 and under
(415) 673-0911 ext. 485

Larkin Street Academy Hours:
Monday through Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Larkin Street Academy Services:
Job readiness, college readiness, computer classes, job placement and retention, internships, tutoring, GED tutoring and classes, secondary and post-secondary school enrollment and support, mindfulness, visual and performing arts.

NEW! Employment Drop-In Hours:
Monday, Tuesday: 10 a.m. to noon, and 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. to noon, and 1 to 2 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. to noon, and 1 to 3 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Employment Drop-In Services:
Resume and cover letter assistance, mock interviews, job search assistance, career guidance.

More Resources

While we offer a diverse continuum of services, we have several community partners who can support you, too! Here is a non-exhaustive list of our partners. If you have a specific need, contact us and our staff can connect you with an agency experienced in that area.

More Resources