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  1. Photos from Performing Arts Night – Nov. 8, 2017

    Our annual Performing Arts Night was a success! We are so proud of our young people for mustering the courage to perform in front of a crowd to create an entertaining and inspiring night for us. This year’s theme, “Passion to Overcome,” showcased their hard work, great talents and passion for arts and music. The…

  2. GROUNDBREAKING STUDY: One in Ten Young Adults Experience Homelessness During One Year

    As the U.S. grapples with youth homelessness, a Chapin Hall study reveals new insights into a hidden and underserved population.   The groundbreaking study released today by Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago reveals one in 10 young adults between the ages of 18 and 25, and at least one in 30 adolescents between…

  3. Special Editorial: Counting All Homeless Youth Today So We May No Longer Need To Tomorrow

    Our Executive Director Sherilyn Adams co-authored an editorial with  Dr. Colette L. Auerswald, Professor of Public Health and MS Program Director for the UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program that was just released called “Counting All Homeless Youth Today So We May No Longer Need To Tomorrow.” The editorial focuses on the importance of looking at youth homelessness as a…

  4. Local and National Efforts to End Youth Homelessness – San Francisco Public Press

    Thank you to San Francisco Public Press for publishing a 40-year timeline on local and national efforts to end youth homelessness. From Congress passing the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act, to the birth of Larkin Street Youth Services, the establishment of the “transitional age youth” as ages 18 to 24, cities conducting the first biennial…

  5. Thanks to our sponsors for our new all-gender bathrooms!

    We would like to extend our gratitude to our partners in designing, building and funding our Engagement and Community Center’s new all-gender bathrooms. We replaced our original bathrooms in order to create a safe and accessible space for transgender youth, who are often over-represented among young people experiencing homelessness. The stalls and sinks are also…

  6. State bill to expedite bay area homeless shelters – The Bay City Beacon

    Thanks to The Bay City Beacon for writing about Assembly Bill 932, authored by Assemblymember Phil Ting and signed by Governor Jerry Brown this week. The state bill will address homelessness in California by expediting the approval of local homeless shelters on public land under the declaration of a shelter crisis. Here is an excerpt…

  7. Larkin Street and partners present on HIV prevention

    In partnership with the University of California San Francisco and the San Francisco Department of Public Health, we are working to address HIV prevention and the care needs of LGBTQ youth and youth of color in San Francisco. Eva Kersey, our manager of Health Interventions and HIV Prevention, worked with Adam Leonard, a nurse in the…

  8. A message to our community in response to the wildfires

    Dear Friends, On any one day, week or month there are certainly tragic events in our lives. But it seems over the past few weeks there’s been a disproportionate number, with the catastrophic fires in the North Bay, the Las Vegas shootings, numerous hurricanes in the U.S. and Caribbean, and earthquakes in Mexico. On top of…

  9. 12,000 California youth are homeless. Politicians say they want to change that – KPCC

    Thank you to KPCC, a member-supported public media channel, for covering last week’s youth homelessness hearing called by Senator Scott Wiener and Assemblywoman Blanca Rubio. Speakers including our own Sherilyn Adams emphasized the importance of addressing youth homelessness in eliminating chronic homelessness. Here’s an excerpt: “Fifty percent of chronically homeless people had their first homeless…

  10. A letter from a Larkin Street alum – 2017 Fall Newsletter

    From time to time, young people reach out to us to let us know the impact our programs had on their lives. We received the letter below recently and we were so moved by the story, we asked its author if we could share it with our supporters. I am contacting Larkin Street Youth Services…