Category Archives: Recent Press

  1. Opinion: For homeless youth, surviving is a crime – Mary Kate Bacalao

    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: ”…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. Inside San Francisco’s first-of-its-kind shelter for transgender youth – KQED News

    Huge thanks to KQED News for their coverage of our new housing for transgender young people experiencing homelessness. The piece tackled the struggles that transgender youth reported which motivated Larkin Street to open this new housing as well as past and present experiences of young people currently living there. “It’s nice being surrounded by other…

  7. A National First: SF Opens Safe House For Embattled Transgender Youths – San Francisco Chronicle

    Huge thanks to the San Francisco Chronicle for highlighting our new transitional housing program specifically for transgender young people experiencing homelessness. The new housing program, which is the first of its kind in the nation, aims to provide a safe space for young people to cope from struggles they’ve faced as transgender youths while also…

  8. Open Forum: Invest in Unhoused Youth Before Homelessness Becomes A Way of Life – San Francisco Chronicle

    Our executive director, Sherilyn Adams, shared why it’s important for San Francisco to invest in young people to prevent chronic homelessness. Here is the full piece published on the San Francisco Chronicle: No resident, worker or visitor in San Francisco is unfamiliar with our pervasive and systemic homelessness crisis. Homelessness has consistently ranked as the…

  9. Women’s History Month: Sherilyn Adams, a Leader Dedicated to Fighting Youth Homelessness – Lyft Blog

    Thank you Lyft for featuring our very own Sherilyn Adams in your Women’s History Month series. In March, Lyft offered discounted rides to places honoring women’s contributions to our history as well as to select women-owned businesses. Sherilyn chose The Tenderloin Museum as one of the places to celebrate for Women’s History Month. Here is…

  10. 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…