Category Archives: Larkin Street News

  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. Larkin Street’s 2016-2017 Annual Report Released

    From housing and healthcare, to education, employment and mental health services, last year, 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 the last year in our 2017 Annual Report (click here to view). We…

  6. Photos From Our 2018 Community Give Back

    Young people living in Geary House, one of our two-year congregate supportive housing programs, recently launched a program called “Geary House Gives Back” as a way to contribute to the community. Getting together on a regular basis, they give out hygiene kits, food, towels and coats to those in need in downtown San Francisco. Most recently, the…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…