The first Tech in the City of 2017 was terrific! Raising funds for Larkin Street, the evening’s panel featured rock stars of the health-tech field including: Liz Rockett (Director, Kaiser Permanente Ventures), Alejandro Foung (Founder/CEO, Lantern), Tyrone Anderson (Head of Client Success, Collective Health) and Dr. Scott Hammond (UCSF Center for Digital Health Innovation: Exec. Dir of CDHI/GE and CDHI/Intel machine learning … Continue reading Photos from Tech in the City: The Present (and Future!) of Health Tech – Feb 9, 2017
We’re proud to share our 2016 Annual Report, detailing our expenses, revenue and programs for the past fiscal year: Here, we’re including the full text of the letter from our Executive Director, Sherilyn Adams, and Board Chair, Laura Powell, with their update on the past year, and what’s ahead: Dear friends, Thank you for caring … Continue reading Larkin Street’s 2016 Annual Report
We are thrilled to share the news that the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded San Francisco $2.9 million through the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Project. San Francisco is one of just ten cities selected nationwide! Many folks on the team here at Larkin Street, as well young people in our services, participated in … Continue reading HUD awards SF $2.9 million grant to end youth homelessness
To us, Twitter is more than an amazingly powerful communications platform – they’re also an amazing partner! Since 2012, when the company first engaged with us by donating two dozen MacBook Pro notebooks, Twitter has supported our programs through donations, volunteering and providing services and space. Today, we’re celebrating another generous gift from Twitter: a $50,000 grant for … Continue reading Twitter makes $50,000 gift to Larkin Street Academy
Larkin Street Youth Services started more than 30 years ago with a single drop-in center to address the issue of young people living on the streets.
Since then, we’ve expanded to offer a continuum of services that are necessary to help young people successfully transition into adulthood and have a permanent pathway out of homelessness.
In this video, California Assemblywoman Young Kim interviews our team and clients to learn more about how Larkin Street is ending youth homelessness:
Learn more about our programs and services here.
Our annual Winter Festival is one of our favorite events of the year, and this was no exception. More than 100 young people joined us for a sit-down dinner celebrating the winter holidays, followed by dessert, activities and gifts! We had a cookie-decorating station, music, and special guests Very Fairy Hair offering “fairy hair” makeovers including … Continue reading Photos from our annual Winter Festival – Dec 30, 2016
San Francisco’s homeless service providers are in agreement: Props J and K must pass to provide essential funding that addresses our homelessness crisis! Experts in the field, including our Executive Director Sherilyn Adams, submitted the following op-ed with our position: On July 1, San Francisco took a bold step toward ending chronic homelessness with the … Continue reading Vote Yes on J and K to address SF’s homelessness crisis
Mary Kate Bacalao, Larkin Street‘s Director of Public Funding, was featured in the San Francisco Examiner on behalf of the San Francisco Homeless Emergency Services Providers Association and Larkin Street this week. Her op-ed is posted here online, and we’ve included the full content below, too! Most importantly, please vote on Tuesday! We recommend a ‘no’ vote … Continue reading Vote No on Q: Larkin Street’s Mary Kate Bacalao op-ed in San Francisco Examiner