Category Archives: Larkin Street News

  1. Today’s Detained Children are Tomorrow’s Homeless Youth

    In the midst of America’s ongoing border crisis, Larkin Street’s Director of Public Funding, Mary Kate Bacalao, shares her opinion on how family separation will lead to more homelessness. Thousands of children in detention centers today are at grave risk of an opposite and equally abhorrent fate as young adults: abandonment to the streets, where they…

  2. Photos From Performing Arts Night – August 1, 2018

    Young people dazzled the crowd at our Art Program’s annual Performing Arts Night at Kelly Cullen Community as they showcased their talents ranging from dance, music, theater and poetry. Every performance was a testament of their resiliency, courage, creativity and we couldn’t be prouder. We would like to acknowledge the following young people for putting…

  3. Twitter donates their time and talents to help young people experiencing homelessness

    Recently, we held a focus group inviting 15 volunteers from Twitter to talk about how to better engage the community with our work. We started the day with a tour of our space and then broke into small groups to dive into messaging and communications channels for reaching young professionals. This was a valuable opportunity…

  4. #TrueColorsDay #Unselfie Photobooth – April 25, 2018

    About 49 percent of homeless young people in San Francisco identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning. Young people who identify as LGBTQ are 120% more likely to experience homelessness than non-LGBTQ youth. While many factors contribute to LGBTQ youth homelessness, identity-based family rejection is the most commonly cited reason. In celebration of…

  5. Big Wins for Homeless Youth at Local, State and Federal Levels

    The last several months have brought several important new investments in services for young people experiencing homelessness from our partners in the public sphere. First, Larkin Street has endorsed the “Housing for All” ballot measure, which will provide critical funding for housing and prevention for San Franciscans experiencing or at-risk of homelessness through a 1.7%…

  6. A Message From Sherilyn – 2018 Spring Newsletter

    Dear Friends, Thank you, as always, for your ongoing support of Larkin Street Youth Services. Together, we’ve reached a critical time in the work to end youth homelessness. We face huge challenges – devastating gun violence, federal policy changes that negatively impact those we serve, and the sheer number of young people still on the…

  7. Volunteer Appreciation Month 2018: Thank you to our corporate partners

    This April, we’re sending a huge thank you to all of Larkin Street’s corporate partners. Employees from numerous Bay Area companies were instrumental in helping us achieve so much in the last year by volunteering their expertise to address operational needs such as IT, communications, and HR. Our partnership with Google is an exemplary model…

  8. Photos From Our Paving The Way Gala – March 16, 2018

    We would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to everyone who joined us at the 16th Annual Paving the Way Gala! Every year is always better than the last and we owe all of you for that. Senator Scott Wiener and Assemblymember Phil Ting, who have both been in the forefront of the fight to end…

  9. California Office of Emergency Services Selects Larkin Street To Receive $2.5 Million

    The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) selected four California Coalition for Youth members as recipients of the Homeless Youth Emergency Services and Housing (YE) Program. California has the second highest rate of unsheltered homeless youth in the nation, and the number continues to grow. Nearly 31% of all homeless youth in the United…

  10. Larkin Street’s 2017 Annual Report Released

    Thanks to you, Larkin Street helped more than 2,500 young people in the last year. From housing and healthcare, to education, employment and mental health services, young people took bold steps to reach their goals and we’re so proud of their hard work. Read more about our work, financials, supporters, events and special guests throughout…