Programs, Locations, and Hours

We are here 24/7 to help find the support you need.

Need help now? Call (800) 669.6196

Emergency Services
Community Based Housing
Transitional Housing
Medical Services
Education and Employment Services
Referral Guide

Emergency Services

Lark-Inn for Youth
Ages 18-24
869 Ellis Street (between Van Ness and Polk)
415.749.2968 or 800.447.8223

7:00 p.m. Must be at shelter for an emergency bed.
Access wait-list and check in daily for a permanent bed.
***In the case of heavy rain or low temperatures, the Lark-Inn will not turn anyone away.

Diamond Youth Shelter
Ages 17 and under
536 Central Avenue (between Hayes and Grove)
800.669.6196 or 415.567.1020
Emergency Shelter
Open 24 hours, 7 days a week.
Meals, showers, groups

Engagement & Community Center

Ages 12-24
134 Golden Gate Avenue (between Jones and Leavenworth)
800.669.6196 or 415.673.0911 ext. 200
Drop-In services, case management, individual and group counseling, showers, meals, lockers, laundry, clothing, computer/web access, and group activities
Open Monday – Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Engagement, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Community Center, 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Haight Street Referral Center
Ages 24 and under
1317 Haight Street (between Central and Masonic)
Call first for up-to-date hours:
Open Monday – Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Drop-In services, meals, hygiene supplies, showers, laundry, groups, case management, individual & group counseling, referrals

Community Based Housing

Supportive housing for emancipated foster care youth ages 18 – 24
Contact: Manager at 415.673.0911 ext. 486

Castro Youth Housing Initiative
Supportive Housing for youth ages 18 – 24 for LGBTQ in the Castro District
Contact: Manager at 415.673.0911 ext. 296

Scattered-site housing for youth ages 18 – 24 with behavioral health needs. Dedicated housing site
Contact: Manager at 415.673.0911 ext. 441

Ellis Street Apartments
Permanent housing for young adults ages 18 – 24
Contact: Manager at 415.749.2968

Edward II
Youth ages 18 – 24
Manager (415) 673.0911 ext.216
Studio apartments with on-site case management

Youth ages 18-24
Manager (415) 673.0911 ext. 441
Time-limited rental subsidy program

Transitional Housing Services

The LOFT (licensed group home #385600134)
Ages 15-18
Transitional housing and support services for underage youth
Main Line: 415.255.8916

Geary House
Ages 18-24
Two year program providing transitional housing and support services for older youth
Main Line: 415.359.2205
Manager: 415.673.0911 ext. 602

Assisted Care/ Aftercare
Ages 18-24
Emergency and community based housing for HIV+ youth
Main Line/ 24 hours: 415.749.6976

Medical Services

The Michael Baxter Larkin Street Youth Clinic
Ages 24 and under
134 Golden Gate Ave. (b/w Jones & Leavenworth)
415.673.0911 ext. 259
**If faxing health records or prescriptions, please fax to: 415.749.1032
Comprehensive primary care and sensitive services
M,W,Th,F: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Closed everyday from 1:00 p.m – 2:00 p.m.

Education and Employment Services

Larkin Street Academy
Ages 12 – 24
134 Golden Gate Ave. (b/w Jones & Leavenworth)
415.673.0911 ext 217
Monday – Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Job readiness, college readiness, computer classes,
job placement and retention, internships, tutoring,
GED tutoring and classes, secondary and post-secondary
school enrollment and support

To find out how to get to one of Larkin Street’s youth programs using public transportation, visit