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  1. Supervisors move to halt shutdown of shelter-in-place hotel program – SF Examiner

    Supervisors Matt Haney, Shamann Walton, Hillary Ronen, and Dean Preston announced legislation on Thursday intended to counter the city’s plan to move 500 homeless people out of shelter-in-place hotel rooms by the end of December. Here is a an excerpt: “[The plan] is reckless, poorly thought out, and unfairly played with people’s lives at a…

  2. A message from Sherilyn – Your Vote Made an Impact!

    On Saturday morning — perhaps like you — I awoke to a cacophony of banging pots and pans, honking horns, and the beautiful sight of spontaneous dance parties in the streets! Yes, across the San Francisco Bay Area, people of all ages and backgrounds were celebrating the end of the long-fought Presidential election. At Larkin…

  3. Vote yes on Prop. F to sustain the heart and strength of our community – SF Examiner

    Our executive director, Sherilyn Adams, along with Brett Andrews and Steve Fields shared their opinion on Proposition F and how it would benefit non-profit and community services in San Francisco. In this op-ed piece published by San Francisco Examiner, the leaders of San Francisco’s Human Services Network also addressed the increases in poverty and homelessness…

  4. A letter from a Larkin Street alum – 2020 Fall Newsletter

    Empowered young people create a better society for all From time to time, Larkin Street alumni reach out to us to let us know the impact our programs had on their lives. Melissa, who used our services in the ’80s, got in touch with us through email recently and told us how our programs and…

  5. Get out the vote 2020

    USE YOUR POWER AND VOTEChange happens when we use our voices collectively. Join Larkin Street in supporting measures A, B, and F, local ballot initiatives that allocate new resources to protect young people experiencing homeless. PROP A – HEALTH AND HOMELESSNESS, PARKS, AND STREETS BONDAt a critical time for our city, when mental health issues,…

  6. A message from Sherilyn – 2020 Fall Newsletter

    “Ours is not the struggle of one day, one week, or one year. Ours is not the struggle of one judicial appointment or presidential term. Ours is the struggle of a lifetime, or maybe even many lifetimes, and each one of us in every generation must do our part.” – John Lewis Can we be…

  7. Justice for Breonna Shaquelle Taylor

    Like you, we are incredibly distraught over the recent indictments in the case against the murder of Breonna Taylor. Because the truth is, a young, innocent Black woman was killed in her sleep by the police. The only charge brought against one of three perpetrators was for endangering White people living next door. Let us…

  8. Larkin Street’s 2019-2020 Annual Impact Report Released

    Thanks to your support, we served over 2,025 young people this year. Please see below for the full text of the letter from our Executive Director, Sherilyn Adams, and Board Chair, Susan K. Alexander, with their update on the past year, and what’s ahead: Dear Friends, As the two of us reflect on the roller…

  9. Remembering RBG

    On Friday, the world learned that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died at age 87 after serving 27 years on the Court. She was a hero to many, and hers is an immeasurable loss as an unwavering voice for equality. RBG was nominated for the Supreme Court in 1993, only the second woman ever…

  10. Opinion: The high cost of underspending on homelessness – San Francisco Chronicle

    Director of External Affairs at Compass Family Services, Mary Kate Bacalao, highlights how underspending on homelessness impacts both staff and people experiencing homelessness in her op-ed published by the San Francisco Chronicle. Here is an excerpt: Government contracts don’t pay full costs, which means among other things that contracts systematically underpay frontline workers. Across our…

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