Category Archives: Recent Press

  1. Community Partnerships Strive for Health Equity Across the Life Span – UCSF Science of Caring

    Thank you UCSF Science of Caring for highlighting our efforts to meet the health care needs of young people experiencing homelessness! Here is the story in full: In San Francisco, it is not uncommon to find teens and young adults wandering the streets, many of them runaways, many of them confronting struggles with substance use, risky…

  2. 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…

  3. Nonprofit Spotlight – m/OppenheimTV

    Thank you m/OppenheimTV for featuring us in your Nonprofit Spotlight this month. The article highlighted our organization’s history, programs, results and our goals. Here is a quote from our very own Sherilyn Adams: “Over the course of a year, Larkin Street Youth Services works with 2,500 young adults and provides housing to about 300 participants. …

  4. 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…

  5. Charity Organizations Concerned Donations Will Decrease With Tax Code Changes – ABC7 News

    Thank you ABC7 News for interviewing us about how the new tax codes will affect donations. Changes in the tax code will double standard deductions which might discourage people from making charitable donations. Our communications manager Veronica Pastore talked about how this could impact us: “With the change in the tax code we do feel…

  6. How Periods Perpetuate Homelessness – Teen Vogue

    Thank you to Teen Vogue for writing about the struggles that young women who are experiencing homelessness face because of their periods. The stigma surrounding menstruation and the unaffordability of tampons and pads have made it even harder for young women experiencing homelessness to thrive. Here is an excerpt from the article, which features an interview with…

  7. A Home Without Walls – The Bay Area Reporter

    Thanks to The Bay Area Reporter for publishing A. Skye’s journey as a young person experiencing homelessness in San Francisco. Skye chronicles how they ended up in San Francisco and how they found Larkin Street Youth Services. Here is an excerpt from the piece: “I arrived at the SF Transbay Terminal on a Greyhound bus….

  8. Video: Warriors’ Kevin Durant brings holiday gifts to Larkin Street

    We were thrilled to host a special guest today: the Golden State Warriors’ Kevin Durant! He came to visit one of our transitional housing programs and hand out gifts. Huge thanks to our friends at Alaska Airlines for introducing us to KD and making this day happen! Here is a video of the visit thanks to…

  9. #InvisibleNoMore: New video on young people experiencing homelessness in San Francisco

    Young people experiencing homelessness are often invisible to the world. In order to survive, they find ways to blend in, hiding in plain sight. Our new video, #InvisibleNoMore, brings to light the resiliency of young people and the extremes they face to ensure they have enough to eat, a place to sleep and some level of…

  10. Young and Homeless in America – EdSource

    Thanks to EdSource for writing about a study done by the University of Chicago called Missed Opportunities: Youth Homelessness in America. This study is one of the most accurate ever because it’s based on phone surveys. Typical surveys on homelessness are done through schools which could result in inaccuracy due to factors like families’ reluctance…