Category Archives: Recent Press

  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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:…

  4. 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…

  5. City of San Francisco Commits to Cutting Youth Homelessness in Half by 2022

    For the first time, San Francisco is truly prioritizing the needs of young people experiencing homelessness through Rising Up, a new public-private partnership which aims to cut youth homelessness in half by 2022. This initiative is a result of years of advocacy by young people and staff from Larkin Street working in partnership with City…

  6. Opinion: A Step California Must Take — Approving Safe Injection Sites

    Our executive director, Sherilyn Adams, shared her opinion on Governor Jerry Brown’s decision to veto Assembly Bill 186 and how this affects young people experiencing homelessness in today’s San Francisco Chronicle. Here is the full text of the piece: I have lost friends, family members and countless clients to the deadly consequences of addiction, which…

  7. Nonprofit Contracting: Breaking the Cycle of Public Underinvestment – Nonprofit Quarterly

    Thank you Nonprofit Quarterly for publishing our director of public funding Mary Kate Bacalao’s piece on the importance of federal and state budgets prioritizing nonprofits. Public funders need to refrain from dictating how the money should be spent so that nonprofits can properly fill budgetary gaps or prepare for any unforeseen financial setbacks. Here is…

  8. What Hurt Wild Animals Can Teach Hurt Children – YES! Magazine

    Thank you to YES! Magazine for writing about the importance of connecting with wildlife as a coping mechanism. Our youth participate in programs with Wildmind, a sanctuary for more than 50 nonreleasable wild animals in Half Moon Bay that help heal and inspire children and young adults. Here’s an excerpt from the article on the collaboration…

  9. Mandelman Doesn’t Have Answer to Homelessness, But is Searching for Solutions – San Francisco Chronicle

    Thank you to the San Francisco Chronicle for the coverage of District 8 Supervisor Rafael Mandelman’s visit to Larkin Street Academy. Supervisor Mandelman spent the afternoon talking with young people accessing our services about what circumstances led them to us and what the City can do in order to better support young people experiencing homelessness. Here…

  10. 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…