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  1. 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….

  2. We need your help! Support state funding for runaway and homeless youth

    Larkin Street has joined the National Network for Youth to encourage sustained funding and congressional support for the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act (RHYA) and Education for Homeless Children and Youth Act (EHCY), and we need your help! We urge everyone who is concerned with the well-being of children, families, and youth to take the…

  3. Photos from the Bay Area CFO of the Year Awards – May 24, 2017

    Our 12th annual CFO of the Year Awards was wonderful! More than 500 guests helped us recognize the Winners and Finalists for the 2017 CFO of the Year, including 2017 Hall of Fame – Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Robin L. Washington, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Gilead Sciences, Inc. Robin delivered an exceptionally moving acceptance…

  4. Photos From The Second Annual Uncorked With Friends Of Larkin Street – April 27, 2017

    What a night! This year we gathered at Tank18 to eat, drink, and raise money for Larkin Street Youth Services. The Second Annual Uncorked with Friends of Larkin Street was a night of great wine and even better company, with a silent auction that kept us on our toes and an open bar that kept conversations flowing! The food was delicious,…

  5. 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….

  6. Young people reaching their dreams at Larkin Street: Yesi

    Meet Yesi. Born in Ethiopia, she came to the U.S. to attend school, an impossibility in Ethiopia as the youngest child of a poor family. She was adopted by a foster family, but then kicked out for participating in a LGBTQ pride parade. With few friends and no family nearby, Yesi was suddenly homeless. After…

  7. #40toNoneDay #Unselfie Photo Booth

    Approximately 40% of youth experiencing homelessness identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT), yet LGBT young people make up less than 7% of the general youth population. While identity-based family rejection is the most commonly cited reason, there are many factors that contribute to LGBT youth homelessness. The True Colors Fund is working to reduce…

  8. Larkin Street staff/youth recognized at CCY Taking Action Conference

    Please join us in congratulating Allie Cannington and Jayson Dowker, award winners from the California Coalition for Youth’s Taking Action Conference in Sacramento! CCY’s annual Taking Action Conference includes speakers, workshops and more, in order to build community, knowledge and connections between young people who have experienced homelessness, service providers and advocates from across the…

  9. The real experts on young peoples’ needs

    Our staff members, while extremely knowledgeable and well-trained, are not the experts on the lives and needs of young people. Young people themselves are the experts. Our Youth Advisory Board is one way we bring young people’s voices directly into the decisions that affect them here at Larkin Street. As a leadership and advocacy program,…

  10. A final step towards independence: Pathways

    Finding an apartment in the Bay Area is a challenge under the best of circumstances. Now, imagine facing that process without credit history, a down payment or help moving from friends and family. Given that’s the situation of many young people who’ve experienced homelessness, we launched Pathways, a new program that provides rental subsidies, furniture,…