News

  1. Hate has no place here

    To our young people, staff and community, In the wake of the hateful people and ideas behind the “Unite the Right” white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, VA this weekend, we would like to take this opportunity to re-affirm our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. Larkin Street rejects the hatred, violence and ideology driving the…

  2. Photos from Larkin Street’s Annual Education Graduation – Aug. 4, 2017

    Congratulations to the Class of 2017! We celebrated all of our graduates from the past year at our Annual Education Graduation on Aug. 4, 2017. Amidst a crowd of friends, family, staff and supporters of Larkin Street, our young people received certificates and were recognized for their accomplishments over the past year. We’re so proud…

  3. Photos From Our Neighborhood Job Fair – July 24, 2017

    Great thanks to United Way of Bay Area and the Mayor’s Youth Job Plus Program for joining us for the first annual Neighborhood Job Fair at our headquarters. Over 25 companies attended and provided information and conducted interviews with young people ages 16 to 24 from all over San Francisco. Employers like Starbucks, Target, and Allied Universal mingled with local luminaries like Supervisor Jane Kim and countless young people seeking employment. “This was the largest job fair…

  4. A Hidden Population: Youth Homelessness Is on the Rise – Huffington Post

    Thanks to Stateline Magazine for their coverage on of youth homelessness throughout the nation. Many communities, including San Francisco, are now providing early interventions and services to end homelessness before it becomes long-term.  Here’s a short excerpt from the article featuring Larkin Street’s executive director: “Ultimately, the best approach to ending youth homelessness is to take…

  5. A new data system in the works for homelessness services – SF Magazine

    Thanks to San Francisco Magazine for their coverage on the arrival of the Online Navigation and Entry (ONE) System in San Francisco. This system will help social programs and nonprofit organizations better serve individuals experiencing homelessness. Our very own Ilsa Lund, Senior Director of Operations, shares her thoughts on the contributions the ONE System will make to…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. New data on youth experiencing homelessness – 2017 PIT Count released

    On Fri, June 16, San Francisco’s Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing released the 2017 San Francisco Point-in-Time (“PIT”) Count report. On one night in January, volunteers canvassed the City to count the number of people experiencing homelessness. The PIT Count attempts to capture anyone who is visibly homeless in San Francisco, both in shelters…

  10. 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…