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  1. Charity Organizations Concerned Donations Will Decrease With Tax Code Changes – ABC7 News

    Thank you ABC7 News for interviewing us about how the new tax codes will affect donations. Changes in the tax code will double standard deductions which might discourage people from making charitable donations. Our communications manager Veronica Pastore talked about how this could impact us: “With the change in the tax code we do feel…

  2. How Periods Perpetuate Homelessness – Teen Vogue

    Thank you to Teen Vogue for writing about the struggles that young women who are experiencing homelessness face because of their periods. The stigma surrounding menstruation and the unaffordability of tampons and pads have made it even harder for young women experiencing homelessness to thrive. Here is an excerpt from the article, which features an interview with…

  3. Photos from The Men’s Brunch Society – Nov. 4, 2017

    On November 4, 2017 two of our young men at Geary House, Gentry Reed and Desmond McElory, were granted the opportunity to be a part of the Men’s Brunch Society’s Annual Bruch held at the Waterfront Restaurant in Oakland’s Jack London Square. The Men’s Brunch Society, a group dedicated to mentoring, job placements, and assisting…

  4. A Home Without Walls – The Bay Area Reporter

    Thanks to The Bay Area Reporter for publishing A. Skye’s journey as a young person experiencing homelessness in San Francisco. Skye chronicles how they ended up in San Francisco and how they found Larkin Street Youth Services. Here is an excerpt from the piece: “I arrived at the SF Transbay Terminal on a Greyhound bus….

  5. Video: Warriors’ Kevin Durant brings holiday gifts to Larkin Street

    We were thrilled to host a special guest today: the Golden State Warriors’ Kevin Durant! He came to visit one of our transitional housing programs and hand out gifts. Huge thanks to our friends at Alaska Airlines for introducing us to KD and making this day happen! Here is a video of the visit thanks to…

  6. #InvisibleNoMore: New video on young people experiencing homelessness in San Francisco

    Young people experiencing homelessness are often invisible to the world. In order to survive, they find ways to blend in, hiding in plain sight. Our new video, #InvisibleNoMore, brings to light the resiliency of young people and the extremes they face to ensure they have enough to eat, a place to sleep and some level of…

  7. Photos from Friends of Larkin Street 8th Annual Ice Skating Party – Dec. 6, 2017

    Thank you for joining us for the 8th Annual Friends of Larkin Street Ice Skating Party! We had a great time last week, and hope you did too! Your contributions go towards providing housing, education and employment training, and health and wellness support to help young people get off the street for good. A huge…

  8. In Memory of Mayor Edwin M. Lee

    We were shocked and saddened to learn of the unexpected passing of San Francisco’s Mayor, Edwin M. Lee. A dedicated public servant, he embodied the values of San Francisco throughout his more than 30 years of service. For those of us at Larkin Street, his leadership on issues of homelessness and its impact on individuals,…

  9. 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…

  10. Young and Homeless in America – EdSource

    Thanks to EdSource for writing about a study done by the University of Chicago called Missed Opportunities: Youth Homelessness in America. This study is one of the most accurate ever because it’s based on phone surveys. Typical surveys on homelessness are done through schools which could result in inaccuracy due to factors like families’ reluctance…