Tag Archives: homelessness

  1. Photos from our annual Winter Festival – Dec 30, 2016

    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…

  2. Vote Yes on J and K to address SF’s homelessness crisis

    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…

  3. Vote No on Q: Larkin Street’s Mary Kate Bacalao op-ed in San Francisco Examiner

    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…

  4. Photos from the 7th Annual Larkin Street Golf Tournament, October 24, 2016

    We’re calling it “Lucky Number Seven” because our 7th Annual Golf Tournament was just so amazing! Despite foreboding weather, more than 100 supporters came out to Lake Merced Golf Club for a day of games and good vibes to raise funds for Larkin Street Youth Services. After an afternoon on the course, we moseyed into…

  5. 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…

  6. Watch the Performing Arts Night Video

    The 2014 Performing Arts Night video is ready for viewing, check it out! Thank you to SoKo for creating the video. To see photos from Performing Arts Night, visit the original post.

  7. Unintended Consequences: Criminalization of Homelessness

    Over the past decade, communities across the United States have enacted new laws that penalize homeless individuals who are trying to meet their basic needs by prohibiting activities such as loitering, food distribution, and sitting or sleeping in cars and public places – including, parks, plazas, and sidewalks. The proliferation of new laws and ordinances…

  8. 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

  9. TRENDLINES DECEMBER 2013 – A clearer picture of Youth Homelessness

    This year, for the first time HUD required that youth be accounted for in mandated Point-In-Time counts in order to produce a national estimate of the homeless youth population. This report shares findings from the HUD Annual Homeless Assessment Report, highlighting the results in California and San Francisco. Additionally the report offers several policy recommendations…

  10. 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…