Category Archives: Recent Press

  1. Mayor London Breed Announces Rising Up Campaign To House and Secure Employment For Homeless Youth

    The Rising Up Campaign is a public-private partnership that aims to provide housing and jobs for young people experiencing homelessness. Larkin Street Youth Services is proud to serve as the fiscal sponsor and anchor institution for this campaign. Read more about this new campaign from San Francisco Chronicle! In partnership with a network of other youth…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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,…