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  1. 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,…

  2. 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….

  3. SF supervisor pledges to help nonprofit amid call to boost services for homeless youth – SF Examiner

    Thanks to the SF Examiner for their coverage on the need to increase housing for young people experiencing homelessness. Our very own Executive Director, Sherilyn Adams, is featured expressing the importance of investing now in more services. Here’s a short excerpt: “Sherilyn Adams, executive director of Larkin Street Youth Services, said The City has simply…

  4. 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…

  5. #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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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,…

  8. 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,…

  9. Relay Run Raises Epic Funds for Larkin Street

    Thanks to teams from PwC and ClearSlide, runners in the Ragnar Relay contributed more than $20,000 to Larkin Street! Members of the team raise funds directly from friends and family, as well as through a match from PwC, and their combined donations were extremely impressive! We’re so proud of these individuals, not only for getting…

  10. A Message from Sherilyn, Spring 2017

    Dear Friends, Spring is a time of anticipation: from warmer weather to upcoming graduations. This year, we’re also anticipating significant social, economic and political changes. Many of you have asked recently how the President’s proposed discretionary budget will affect our work. The truth is, we don’t know yet. For example, Congress typically makes changes to…