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  1. Twitter makes $50,000 gift to Larkin Street Academy

    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…

  2. Video: Assemblywoman Young Kim Visits Larkin Street

    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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. Photos from Friends of Larkin Street 7th Annual Holiday Ice Skating Party – Dec 8, 2016

    We had a blast skating, sipping and snapping, all while raising funds for Larkin Street’s housing programs! The Friends of Larkin Street 7th Annual Holiday Ice Skating Party on Dec. 8, 2016, got us all in the holiday spirit with hot toddies, tasty treats, and of course ice skating! The chilly weather just made it that much more…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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