Category Archives: Resource Library

  1. 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…

  2. Senator Scott Wiener and Assemblywoman Blanca E. Rubio Introduce Bill to Stem Rising Rates of Youth Homelessness

    Today Senator Scott Wiener and Assemblywoman Blanca E. Rubio joined advocates for youth experiencing homelessness, including Larkin Street, to introduce a new bill to help the rising number of homeless youth in California. Senate Bill 918 is sponsored by the California Coalition for Youth, Tipping Point Community, Equality California, John Burton Advocates for Youth, the Corporation for…

  3. GROUNDBREAKING STUDY: One in Ten Young Adults Experience Homelessness During One Year

    As the U.S. grapples with youth homelessness, a Chapin Hall study reveals new insights into a hidden and underserved population.   The groundbreaking study released today by Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago reveals one in 10 young adults between the ages of 18 and 25, and at least one in 30 adolescents between…

  4. Special Editorial: Counting All Homeless Youth Today So We May No Longer Need To Tomorrow

    Our Executive Director Sherilyn Adams co-authored an editorial with  Dr. Colette L. Auerswald, Professor of Public Health and MS Program Director for the UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program that was just released called “Counting All Homeless Youth Today So We May No Longer Need To Tomorrow.” The editorial focuses on the importance of looking at youth homelessness as a…

  5. California Senate/Assembly Joint Hearing on Youth Homelessness – Oct. 10, 2017

    On Tues., Oct. 10, California State Senator Scott Wiener and Assemblymember Blanca Rubio held a joint informational hearing at the Los Angeles LGBT Center to discuss the causes of homelessness among youth and young adults and the need for solutions, including funding, to get young people off the streets. Members of the California Coalition for Youth…

  6. Larkin Street’s 2016 Annual Report

      We’re proud to share our 2016 Annual Report, detailing our expenses, revenue and programs for the past fiscal year. Click here to view and download Larkin Street’s 2016 Annual Report   Here, we’re including the full text of the letter from our Executive Director, Sherilyn Adams, and Board Chair, Laura Powell, with their update…

  7. 2015 Annual Report

    To view the report full-size, click “open publication” or the full screen icon on the image above. It’s been an important year for Larkin Street – A year where our whole organization has worked at full speed to achieve the bold goals we set forth in our strategic plan, all aimed at helping our young…

  8. Youth Homelessness in San Francisco: 2014 Report on Incidence and Needs

    Each year Larkin Street’s Research and Evaluation Department publishes a report on the extent of youth homelessness in San Francisco in its annual Incidence and Needs Report. Larkin Street youth have experienced multiple factors that led to their homelessness. They lack stable housing and struggle on a daily basis to survive and meet their basic needs…

  9. 2014 Annual Report

    2014 marked Larkin Street Youth Services’ 30th Anniversary. The milestone gave us a chance to reflect, an opportunity to celebrate, and the inspiration to envision a bold and bright future as we launch our fourth decade serving San Francisco’s homeless youth.

  10. Unintended Consequences: Criminalization of Homelessness

    Over the past decade, communities across the United States have enacted new laws that penalize homeless individuals who are trying to meet their basic needs by prohibiting activities such as loitering, food distribution, and sitting or sleeping in cars and public places – including, parks, plazas, and sidewalks. The proliferation of new laws and ordinances…