Category Archives: Recent Press

  1. LGBT+ homeless fear violence, illness as coronavirus shuts U.S. shelters – Thomson Reuters Foundation News

    Thomson Reuters Foundation News highlights how the spread of COVID-19 is affecting young people experiencing homelessness who identify as LGBTQ+. Even though Larkin Street has been able to continue services in the midst of this global pandemic, other shelters across the country have been forced to shut down to follow safety precautions over social distancing….

  2. COVID-19 Taking its Toll on Non-Profit Organizations – KTVU

    KTVU highlights how COVID-19 is impacting non-profit organizations’ fundraising efforts. Here’s an excerpt from the article: At Larkin Street Youth Services, which provides help and housing for homeless young people, Friday’s gala is now off. Organizers say would have raised about a $1 million. “It will potentially mean we are going to have to think…

  3. Young, homeless and alone on the streets – San Francisco City Insider Podcast

    Our executive director, Sherilyn Adams, discusses youth homelessness in this podcast with San Francisco City Insider’s Heather Knight. In this episode, Sherilyn debunks the common myth that young people experiencing homelessness in San Francisco are from outside of California. Here is a quote from Sherilyn: “There’s a myth that people come from far away that…

  4. Opinion: S.F. needs a Navigation Center for young adults – San Francisco Chronicle

    Our executive director, Sherilyn Adams, shared her opinion on why a Navigation Center in San Francisco would greatly benefit young people experiencing homelessness. In this op-ed piece published by San Francisco Chronicle, she also addressed concerns that people have regarding Navigation Centers. Read the full piece below:  Every great city can be measured by the…

  5. Holiday action for San Francisco’s invisible homeless population – SF Examiner

    We have joined forces with sfciti to host One City Gives. On December 13, volunteers from tech companies all over San Francisco came together to give back to our city’s young people experiencing homelessness. Read the op-ed below by our executive director, Sherilyn Adams, and sf.citi’s executive director Jennifer Stojkivic about One City Gives and…

  6. Opinion: For homeless youth, surviving is a crime – Youth Today

    In an article from Youth Today, Our Director of Public Funding Mary Kate Bacalao shares her opinion on the consequences of “move along” policing. Being forced to move from trusted safe spots makes young people experiencing homelessness even more vulnerable especially when they don’t have anywhere else to go. Here’s an excerpt from the piece: ”…

  7. Trans Teens, Trailed by Homelessness – CityLab

    Thanks to CityLab for highlighting the unique struggles that transgender young people experiencing homelessness face. According to the article, an estimated 40% of unhoused youth in the U.S. identify as LGBTQ, and in some California cities, that proportion is higher. The 2019 Point In Time Count also showed that 46% of all unhoused youth are…

  8. Young, gay and homeless – San Francisco Chronicle

    Thanks to the San Francisco Chronicle for including young people in their fourth annual SF Homeless Project, a coalition of media organizations focusing on homelessness in San Francisco. For 24 hours on July 30, the Chronicle sent journalists all over the city to talk to people experiencing homelessness and one of them is a young…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…