Dear Larkin Street Family,

Happy Pride Month! Celebrating 40 years of service, we look back to 2004 when we launched the Castro Youth Housing Initiative (CYHI), providing a safe haven for LGBTQ+ youth. I vividly remember handing out welcome packages, each with an alarm clock, to our first residents. Today, despite facing legislative threats and challenges to LGBTQ+ rights, our commitment remains unwavering.

Rafaela Ramirez, our CYHI program manager, passionately ensures that every youth feels cared for and respected. Together, we’ve supported over 16,000 LGBTQ+ youth, but our work is far from over.

We need your support more than ever. Let’s continue to stand strong and push forward. For more details, read the full newsletter here.

With Gratitude and Pride,

Sherilyn Adams, CEO