Category Archives: Recent Press

  1. Announcing an innovative new partnership with SHN to introduce arts careers to young people

    This summer, Larkin Street has partnered with local theater company SHN to provide opportunities for young people who are interested in the arts. Read all about it from SHN Magazine:   This summer, SHN welcomes a very special group of people to its stages: young people experiencing homelessness who are interested in exploring careers in…

  2. 2019 Business of Pride Outstanding Voices: Sherilyn Adams

    We are so thrilled to announce that our executive director, Sherilyn Adams, was recognized as one of San Francisco Business Times’ 2019 Business of Pride Outstanding Voices along with 11 fellow leaders paving the way for LGBTQ equality in the workplace. Get to know Sherilyn in this interview with SFBT, her experience in the workplace as…

  3. Inside San Francisco’s first-of-its-kind shelter for transgender youth – KQED News

    Huge thanks to KQED News for their coverage of our new housing for transgender young people experiencing homelessness. The piece tackled the struggles that transgender youth reported which motivated Larkin Street to open this new housing as well as past and present experiences of young people currently living there. “It’s nice being surrounded by other…

  4. A National First: SF Opens Safe House For Embattled Transgender Youths – San Francisco Chronicle

    Huge thanks to the San Francisco Chronicle for highlighting our new transitional housing program specifically for transgender young people experiencing homelessness. The new housing program, which is the first of its kind in the nation, aims to provide a safe space for young people to cope from struggles they’ve faced as transgender youths while also…

  5. Open Forum: Invest in Unhoused Youth Before Homelessness Becomes A Way of Life – San Francisco Chronicle

    Our executive director, Sherilyn Adams, shared why it’s important for San Francisco to invest in young people to prevent chronic homelessness. Here is the full piece published on the San Francisco Chronicle: No resident, worker or visitor in San Francisco is unfamiliar with our pervasive and systemic homelessness crisis. Homelessness has consistently ranked as the…

  6. Women’s History Month: Sherilyn Adams, a Leader Dedicated to Fighting Youth Homelessness – Lyft Blog

    Thank you Lyft for featuring our very own Sherilyn Adams in your Women’s History Month series. In March, Lyft offered discounted rides to places honoring women’s contributions to our history as well as to select women-owned businesses. Sherilyn chose The Tenderloin Museum as one of the places to celebrate for Women’s History Month. Here is…

  7. Smartphones are a lifeline for the young homeless. If only they had Wi-Fi – San Francisco Chronicle

    Thank you to the San Francisco Chronicle for writing about the importance of having access to technology especially to those who don’t have a home. Young people in our programs who were featured in the article shared that they rely on their phones for everything from tracking public transit, submitting job applications, to the sense…

  8. Opinion: SF’s Windfall Funds Should be Spent to Help End Homelessness

    Our executive director, Sherilyn Adams, shared her opinion on how San Francisco’s windfall funds should be used as an opportunity to end homelessness for all by focusing on services for young people experiencing homelessness. Here is the full piece published on the SF Examiner: For the past 30 years, I have dedicated my career to…

  9. The Hidden Costs of Public Contracting – Stanford Social Innovation Review

    Thank you Stanford Social Innovation Review for publishing our director of public funding Mary Kate Bacalao’s piece on how public funding not only falls short of meeting the needs of nonprofits, but can also create added costs. In the article, Mary Kate suggests ways nonprofits can avoid this cycle of under-investment. Here is an excerpt:…

  10. A Word About SF Prop. C From A Person Who Knows Homelessness Firsthand – San Francisco Chronicle

    Thank you to the San Francisco Chronicle for highlighting voices that matter in the debate surrounding Prop C, a local ballot measure that would increase taxes on businesses to fund homelessness services in San Francisco. Anubis Daugherty, a Larkin Street alum and Prop. C advocate, talked about his experiences with homelessness services and how the…