Larkin Street is San Francisco’s largest non-profit provider of housing for young people experiencing homelessness, providing more than 114,000 bed-nights of emergency and supportive housing each year. In addition to our two short-term shelters, Larkin Street offers more than 400 housing beds for up to two years or more.
More than just safe places to sleep, our housing programs offer comprehensive supports to young people, including individual/group counseling, life skills trainings, and more. Some provide 24-hour onsite staffing, while other programs give young people the chance to live more independently in their communities.
Several housing programs are tailored to meet the unique needs of over-represented groups among those experiencing homelessness, including young people who identify as LGBTQ+, those who have experience with the foster care system, and those dealing with mental health issues.
All housing programs provide a stable and supportive platform, enabling young people to take meaningful steps toward independence.
- Youth Access Points:
- TAY (Transitional Age Youth) Navigation & Youth Access Points: provide referrals to emergency, transitional & permanent housing for youth 18-25 year olds. Coordinated Entry housing search within Larkin Street programs and beyond. Youth Access Points are at 134 Golden Gate and 1317 Haight Street.
- Supportive Housing:
- Geary House and 1020 Haight: two-year congregate transitional housing programs.
- Casa Adelante: a supportive housing program that provides 29 units of permanently affordable apartments for transitional age youth and parenting youth.
- Castro Youth Housing Initiative (CYHI): a two-year scattered-site housing program for young people who identify as LGBTQ including our housing program for transgender youth.
- Assisted Care: congregate site housing with onsite specialty services for young people who are HIV positive and HIV vulnerable
- LEASE: scattered-site housing for former foster youth.
- Edward II, Ellis Street Apartments, and Routz: long-term supportive housing with on-site case management; with a focus on young people with mental illness at Routz.
- Rental Subsidies:
- Pathways: a graduated rental-subsidy program helping young people afford their own apartments.
- Rising Up: a time-limited housing program that provides rental assistance and supportive services to youth and young adults exiting homelessness. Rising Up places participants in independent housing with a subsidy to support them to achieve housing and economic stability.
- TAS (Transition and Stabilization Program): services & support offered to youth after they exit the residential housing continuum & transition toward self-sufficiency with counseling, referrals for at least one-year post exit.