Category Archives: Recent Press

  1. Opinion: The high cost of underspending on homelessness – San Francisco Chronicle

    Director of External Affairs at Compass Family Services, Mary Kate Bacalao, highlights how underspending on homelessness impacts both staff and people experiencing homelessness in her op-ed published by the San Francisco Chronicle. Here is an excerpt: Government contracts don’t pay full costs, which means among other things that contracts systematically underpay frontline workers. Across our…

  2. Opinion: Our city’s budget needs to support the needs of vulnerable youth – SF Examiner

    Our very own Sherilyn Adams along with leaders from 3rd Street Youth Center & Clinic, Five Keys Schools and Programs, At The Crossroads, Community Housing Partnership, Homeless Youth Alliance, Huckleberry Youth Programs, LYRIC, San Francisco LGBT Center, Young Community Developers, shared their expertise on the importance of investing in young people. Please read this op-ed…

  3. Black Housing Community Mural Paint-In

    On August 10, we came together with our community partners Supervisor Matt Haney, Code Tenderloin, St. Anthony’s, Tipping Point, Megablack SF with award-winning artist Malik Senefru to create a mural in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood. “Let’s recognize the large number of unhoused Black people navigating and residing in the Tenderloin, and let’s hurry up and…

  4. Young Homeless People Are Struggling to Stay Safe During the Pandemic – Teen Vogue

    Huge thanks to Teen Vogue for highlighting the unique struggles that young people experiencing homelessness are facing during the pandemic. While Shelter-in-Place orders have changed the way we all live, for young people experiencing homelessness its brought new obstacles. Here’s an excerpt: For homeless youth in housing, being confined indoors may prove challenging in other…

  5. A Place to Shelter: San Francisco’s First Sanctioned Tent Encampments – KCBS Radio

    Huge thanks to KCBS Radio for featuring the new city-sanctioned Safer Sleeping Site in their “A Place to Shelter” series. We have partnered with the City of San Francisco and Homeless Youth Alliance to open a new city-sanctioned Safer Sleeping Site in the Haight Street neighborhood. With room for up to 40 tents, the site…

  6. Bay Area rapper G-Eazy donates meals to at-risk youth in San Francisco – KTVU

    We are so grateful for G-Eazy’s support during this global pandemic. For the entire month of April, the Bay Area rapper is providing meals to our housing programs through a partnership with Mi Morena. Huge thanks to KTVU’s coverage of this critical support during the COVID-19 outbreak. Here’s a quote from G-Eazy on why he…

  7. 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….

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…