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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. A letter from a Larkin Street alum

    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…

  6. A Message from Sherilyn, Fall 2017 Newsletter

    Dear Friends, As we head into cooler fall and winter months, my thoughts inevitably turn to the more than 1,300 young people sleeping on the street in San Francisco every night. This number is both a source of frustration and hope. The Point in Time count conducted by the City of San Francisco, along with…

  7. California Senate/Assembly Joint Hearing on Youth Homelessness – Oct. 10, 2017

    On Tues., Oct. 10, California State Senator Scott Wiener and Assemblymember Blanca Rubio held a joint informational hearing at the Los Angeles LGBT Center to discuss the causes of homelessness among youth and young adults and the need for solutions, including funding, to get young people off the streets. Members of the California Coalition for Youth…

  8. Wanda Johnson, Oscar Grant’s mother, speaks at Larkin Street

    We want to sincerely thank Wanda Johnson for visiting Larkin Street today to share her experiences and a message of hope with our staff and young people, as we grapple with the disproportionate number of deaths among young black men at the hands of police officers. Wanda’s son, Oscar Grant III, was 22 when he was fatally shot…

  9. Amid affluence, youth homelessness surges in the Bay Area – EdSource

    Thank you to EdSource for interviewing us for their article about youth homelessness in the Bay Area. San Francisco is home to tech start-ups and business industries but unfortunately, it is also home to unaffordable housing — a leading cause of student homelessness. Here is an excerpt from the article: “No one knows exactly where…

  10. Help our young people have a happy holiday!

    More than 450 young people will spend the holidays with Larkin Street – staying in our emergency shelters, transitional living programs or accessing our drop-in centers.   Help make this season special by donating an item from the list below!     NEW: You Shop, Amazon Delivers! Now you don’t even have to leave home…