News

  1. A Message from Sherilyn – 2017 Fall 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. Help our young people have a happy holiday – 2017 Holiday Gift Drive

      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…

  6. Larkin Street youth featured in Street Sheet’s September issue

    We are so proud of our young people for finding the courage to share their experiences of homelessness in San Francisco. Five Larkin Street young people were featured in the very first Youth Issue of Street Sheet this month. Street Sheet is a publication run by San Francisco’s Coalition on Homelessness, which focuses on supporting…

  7. UCSF, UC-Berkeley, and Larkin Street Selected for National Program to Build Health Equity

    With an ability to design research to meet urgent community needs—and to directly apply that research to create change—researchers and community leaders are powerful partners for impacting community health needs. Dr. Colette Auerswald from UC-Berkeley, Dr. Marguerita Lightfoot from UCSF, and our own Sherilyn Adams, Executive Director of Larkin Street Youth Services, are among 15…

  8. Request for Proposal (RFP) for evaluation of programs at Larkin Street Youth Services

    Larkin Street Youth Services seeks an evaluator for a formative evaluation of Larkin Street’s transitional housing programs. More specifically, we are seeking a consultant to assess whether and to what extent these programs have met their goals, understand why and provide recommendations for improvements. The primary audience for the evaluation is Larkin Street’s management team,…

  9. Photos from Outward Bound City Skyline Challenge – Aug. 19, 2017

    Looking out over San Francisco from the roof of the 46th floor of the Hilton Union Square was a lovely experience – until we remembered we were about to go over the edge of the building, rappelling down 23 stories! Team Larkin Street would not be cowed by fear though – all five of our…

  10. Hate has no place here

    To our young people, staff and community, In the wake of the hateful people and ideas behind the “Unite the Right” white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, VA this weekend, we would like to take this opportunity to re-affirm our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. Larkin Street rejects the hatred, violence and ideology driving the…