Category Archives: Larkin Street News

  1. The Dropbox Foundation selects Larkin Street as one of Their Inaugural Grantees

    We’re thrilled to announce today that Larkin Street was selected as one of the inaugural grantees of the new Dropbox Foundation! The Dropbox Foundation partners with organizations that defend human rights around the world. Larkin Street was the only San Francisco non-profit selected, placing us in the excellent company of worldwide organizations like WITNESS, GOAL…

  2. Youth and Young Adult Homelessness in San Francisco: 2018 Report on Incidence and Needs

    No young person should find themselves without a safe and stable place to call home. Yet across the country, one in 10 young people ages 12 to 25 will experience some form of homelessness in a given year. Our 2018 Report on Incidence and Needs of Youth and Young Adult Homelessness in San Francisco, produced by…

  3. Photos From Our First 2018 Community Give Back – Jan. 13, 2018

    Young people living in Geary House, one of our two-year congregate supportive housing programs, just launched a program called “Geary House Gives Back” as a way to contribute to the community. On Sat., Jan. 13, Geary House’s young people gave away bags filled with water, snacks, sandwiches, socks and personal hygiene supplies at Civic Center. Over…

  4. Senator Scott Wiener and Assemblywoman Blanca E. Rubio Introduce Bill to Stem Rising Rates of Youth Homelessness

    Today Senator Scott Wiener and Assemblywoman Blanca E. Rubio joined advocates for youth experiencing homelessness, including Larkin Street, to introduce a new bill to help the rising number of homeless youth in California. Senate Bill 918 is sponsored by the California Coalition for Youth, Tipping Point Community, Equality California, John Burton Advocates for Youth, the Corporation for…

  5. Photos from The Men’s Brunch Society – Nov. 4, 2017

    On November 4, 2017 two of our young men at Geary House, Gentry Reed and Desmond McElory, were granted the opportunity to be a part of the Men’s Brunch Society’s Annual Bruch held at the Waterfront Restaurant in Oakland’s Jack London Square. The Men’s Brunch Society, a group dedicated to mentoring, job placements, and assisting…

  6. Video: Warriors’ Kevin Durant brings holiday gifts to Larkin Street

    We were thrilled to host a special guest today: the Golden State Warriors’ Kevin Durant! He came to visit one of our transitional housing programs and hand out gifts. Huge thanks to our friends at Alaska Airlines for introducing us to KD and making this day happen! Here is a video of the visit thanks to…

  7. #InvisibleNoMore: New video on young people experiencing homelessness in San Francisco

    Young people experiencing homelessness are often invisible to the world. In order to survive, they find ways to blend in, hiding in plain sight. Our new video, #InvisibleNoMore, brings to light the resiliency of young people and the extremes they face to ensure they have enough to eat, a place to sleep and some level of…

  8. GROUNDBREAKING STUDY: One in Ten Young Adults Experience Homelessness During One Year

    As the U.S. grapples with youth homelessness, a Chapin Hall study reveals new insights into a hidden and underserved population.   The groundbreaking study released today by Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago reveals one in 10 young adults between the ages of 18 and 25, and at least one in 30 adolescents between…

  9. Thanks to our sponsors for our new all-gender bathrooms!

    We would like to extend our gratitude to our partners in designing, building and funding our Engagement and Community Center’s new all-gender bathrooms. We replaced our original bathrooms in order to create a safe and accessible space for transgender youth, who are often over-represented among young people experiencing homelessness. The stalls and sinks are also…

  10. Larkin Street and partners present on HIV prevention

    In partnership with the University of California San Francisco and the San Francisco Department of Public Health, we are working to address HIV prevention and the care needs of LGBTQ youth and youth of color in San Francisco. Eva Kersey, our manager of Health Interventions and HIV Prevention, worked with Adam Leonard, a nurse in the…