You spoke; they listened!
Thank you for your community advocacy on behalf of San Francisco youth experiencing homelessness. Because of your calls, emails, and texts the City has increased funding to provide shelter and housing beds for young people under the age of 18, young people who identify as LGBTQ (including our new Trans-specific housing program), and young people ages 18 to 24 who are working or in school.
We want to especially send out a big thank you also to Mayor Breed, Board President Yee, Supervisors Fewer, Stefani, Mandelman, Ronen and Brown as well as the rest of the Board of Supervisors for their leadership and for prioritizing the needs of young people in our programs.
Without increased funding from the City, Larkin Street Youth Services would have had to reduce beds and services at three of our housing sites: Diamond Youth Shelter, Geary House, and the Castro Youth Housing Initiative. The increased funding means that we will be able to maintain all of our 350 beds citywide we provide each night to help youth get off the streets for good.
You too can support the movement to end youth homelessness.