Category Archives: Recent Press

  1. Larkin Street alum Zak Franet speaks at the 2018 Tipping Point Benefit

    Larkin Street alum Zak Franet was invited to speak at the Tipping Point Community benefit on May 3 at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, talking about how our programs gave him the tools to walk out of homelessness and into independence. Since 2005, Tipping Point has raised more than $150 million to educate, employ, house and support…

  2. Graduates of Young Adult Court in SF Get Second Chance to Beat the Odds – San Francisco Chronicle

    Our thanks to the San Francisco Chronicle for highlighting the achievements of young people through the Young Adult Court, a program that helps young defendants facing non-violent felonies. The program was founded on studies suggesting that young adults’ brains are not fully developed, causing some people to commit crimes without fully processing the weight of their decisions. With rehabilitation…

  3. Young, Gay … and Homeless, But Planning a Future in Genetic Engineering – KQED News

    Huge thanks to KQED for giving Tyler Cook, one of our young people, the voice to tell his story about what it’s like to be a young person experiencing homelessness. Despite having to face many obstacles, Tyler remains hopeful and excited about his future. Here’s an excerpt from the story: “The pain he was feeling on…

  4. San Francisco to Tackle Youth, Family Homelessness by 2023 – San Francisco Examiner

    Our thanks go to the San Francisco Examiner for highlighting the work being done and that still to do to combat youth and family homelessness in San Francisco. This coverage coincided with the annual SF Homeless Project media day, this year on June 20. The article covers a roundtable discussion with several service providers. Here’s a…

  5. How Larkin Street Helps Young People Get Off The Street For Good – SFBT Special Section

    Thank you to the San Francisco Business Times for collaborating with us to produce this year’s Bay Area CFO of the Year Awards Special Edition. We are honored to work with San Francisco’s number one source for local businesses and information to feature the movement to end youth homelessness. Here is an excerpt: In San Francisco,…

  6. Helping Young People Who Are Homeless – Scholastic Kids Press Corps

    Thank you Scholastic Kids Press Corps for covering our 2018 Paving the Way Gala in the”Kid Reporter’s Notebook” post. The article summarized our work and our gala where we raised funds for the movement to end youth homelessness. The author Manat Kaur, also mentioned our results which showed that nearly 81 percent of the young people…

  7. Grant Helps Larkin Street Youth Services Change Lives – SFBay

    Thanks SFBay for writing about the $10 million OES grant that Assemblymember Phil Ting helped secured for Larkin Street and three other organizations working to end youth homelessness. One of our young people, Anubis Daugherty who spoke at the press conference announcing the grant, was featured in the article. Here is a quote from Anubis:…

  8. 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…

  9. Can you get hepatitis from criminalizing homelessness? – The San Francisco Examiner

    Thank you SF Examiner for publishing our director of public finding Mary Kate Bacalao’s op-ed piece on how the criminalization of homelessness is causing people experiencing homelessness to move from sidewalk to sidewalk, which is resulting in the contamination of San Francisco’s streets with HIV, hepatitis B and C and other viral diseases. Here is…

  10. California Rethinks How to Best Work with Sex-Trafficked Youth – The Chronicle of Social Change

    Thanks to The Chronicle of Social Change for writing about the needs of commercially sexually exploited children in California. The article suggests implementing services that focus on a harm reduction approach, which means creating therapeutic, services-based placement models for up to 100 regionally based placements statewide. Here is an excerpt from the article featuring one…