Category Archives: Reports and Publications

  1. 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…

  2. 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.

  3. 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…

  4. YOUTH HOMELESSNESS IN SAN FRANCISCO: 2013 REPORT ON INCIDENCE AND NEEDS

    This annual report provides a snapshot of youth homelessness in San Francisco, the service needs of this group, Larkin Street Youth Services’ response to that need, program implications, and policy recommendations. Click to view the Larkin Street Incidence and Needs Report 2013

  5. See our Results: 2013 Annual Report

    Read more about our work over the past year and the year to come, learn about the youth we serve and how the community is supporting us.  

  6. TRENDLINES DECEMBER 2013 – A clearer picture of Youth Homelessness

    This year, for the first time HUD required that youth be accounted for in mandated Point-In-Time counts in order to produce a national estimate of the homeless youth population. This report shares findings from the HUD Annual Homeless Assessment Report, highlighting the results in California and San Francisco. Additionally the report offers several policy recommendations…

  7. GENDER DIFFERENCES IN SEXUAL RISK AND SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS

    Homeless young women’s networks may place them at greater risk for STIs than young men. Increasing mainstream contacts and same-gender friendships may protect all homeless youth from STIs. Interventions addressing homeless young women’s social networks may decrease their gender-disparate STI risk. Click here to download The Journal of Adolescent Health : “Gender Differences in Sexual…

  8. INCREASING OPPORTUNITES FOR HOMELESS YOUTH THROUGH EDUCATION

    The latest edition to the In Brief publication series, Increasing Opportunities for Homeless Youth through Education, provides an overview of the barriers to education that exists for most homeless youth and describes the pathway from educational disconnection to post-secondary completion and long-term self-sufficiency. Click to read Larkin Street’s Increasing Opportunities for Homeless Youth through Education

  9. WEATHERING THE STORM: EMPLOYMENT STRATEGIES THAT WORK FOR HOMELESS YOUTH

    National Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness on February 9-10, 2012. This presentation focuses on the steps that are taken to help youth secure employment after their completion of training at Larkin Street. Click here to download Larkin Streets “National Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness” presentation.

  10. UTILIZING A HARM REDUCTION APPROACH IN HOUSING, EDUCATION, AND EMPLOYMENT SERVICES

    This document outlines our harm reduction approach and explains the continuum of care model used at Larkin Street Youth Services. Click Here to download Larkin Streets “Utilizing a harm reduction approach” presentation from 2013.