Tag Archives: homeless youth

  1. Announcing our honoree for the 2017 Paving the Way Gala

    We’re very excited and proud to announce our honoree for the 15th annual Paving the Way Gala: Jeremy Affeldt, three-time World Series champion and former pitcher with the San Francisco Giants, advocate for Larkin Street, author, and founder of Generation Alive. “I care about the cause of homeless youth because I know these kids aren’t hopeless throwaways,” says…

  2. Holiday events at Larkin Street: you’re invited!

    All are welcome to join us on Fri., Dec. 30 for our annual Winter Festival at Larkin Street headquarters! Young people experiencing or at-risk of homelessness, this event is for you: breakfast and lunch will be served, followed by gifts, crafts, live music and more! Larkin Street supporters: you’re welcome too! Join us as a…

  3. Youth Homelessness in San Francisco: 2014 Report on Incidence and Needs

    Each year Larkin Street’s Research and Evaluation Department publishes a report on the extent of youth homelessness in San Francisco in its annual Incidence and Needs Report. Larkin Street youth have experienced multiple factors that led to their homelessness. They lack stable housing and struggle on a daily basis to survive and meet their basic needs…

  4. YOUTH HOMELESSNESS IN SAN FRANCISCO: 2013 REPORT ON INCIDENCE AND NEEDS

    This annual report provides a snapshot of youth homelessness in San Francisco, the service needs of this group, Larkin Street Youth Services’ response to that need, program implications, and policy recommendations. Click to view the Larkin Street Incidence and Needs Report 2013

  5. GENDER DIFFERENCES IN SEXUAL RISK AND SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS

    Homeless young women’s networks may place them at greater risk for STIs than young men. Increasing mainstream contacts and same-gender friendships may protect all homeless youth from STIs. Interventions addressing homeless young women’s social networks may decrease their gender-disparate STI risk. Click here to download The Journal of Adolescent Health : “Gender Differences in Sexual…

  6. INCREASING OPPORTUNITES FOR HOMELESS YOUTH THROUGH EDUCATION

    The latest edition to the In Brief publication series, Increasing Opportunities for Homeless Youth through Education, provides an overview of the barriers to education that exists for most homeless youth and describes the pathway from educational disconnection to post-secondary completion and long-term self-sufficiency. Click to read Larkin Street’s Increasing Opportunities for Homeless Youth through Education

  7. WEATHERING THE STORM: EMPLOYMENT STRATEGIES THAT WORK FOR HOMELESS YOUTH

    National Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness on February 9-10, 2012. This presentation focuses on the steps that are taken to help youth secure employment after their completion of training at Larkin Street. Click here to download Larkin Streets “National Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness” presentation.

  8. UTILIZING A HARM REDUCTION APPROACH IN HOUSING, EDUCATION, AND EMPLOYMENT SERVICES

    This document outlines our harm reduction approach and explains the continuum of care model used at Larkin Street Youth Services. Click Here to download Larkin Streets “Utilizing a harm reduction approach” presentation from 2013.

  9. STRATEGIES TO PREVENT YOUTH HOMELESSNESS

    Every year there is an estimated 1.8-2.1 million homeless youth in the United States who face multiple challenges to becoming independent, self-sufficient adults. Although this group is diverse, the majority of youth have either run away from unstable home environments or have been involved with youth systems of care. This brief reviews these common paths…

  10. HOMLESSNESS PREVENTION AND INTERVENTION AMONG FORMER FOSTER YOUTH

    This overview- presentation was delivered at the National Foster Care Conference in 2011. Click here to download Larkin Street’s “Homlessness prevention and intervention” presentation.