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  1. A Word About SF Prop. C From A Person Who Knows Homelessness Firsthand – San Francisco Chronicle

    Thank you to the San Francisco Chronicle for highlighting voices that matter in the debate surrounding Prop C, a local ballot measure that would increase taxes on businesses to fund homelessness services in San Francisco. Anubis Daugherty, a Larkin Street alum and Prop. C advocate, talked about his experiences with homelessness services and how the…

  2. Cookin’ the Night Away with Four Seasons Chef Pannier

    Our Cookin’ the Night Away live auction item winners from the 2018 Paving the Way gala were delighted to have Four Seasons Executive Chef Cyrille Pannier join them for a lively evening of food and fun on Nov. 3! With their hosts Suzi Alexander, Patrick Kiss and Sherilyn Adams, along with Jennifer and Chris Brahm and Sally Shapiro,…

  3. Larkin Street Forms Partnership With SF Young Adult Court to Support Alternatives to Incarceration

    Our partnership with the San Francisco Young Adult Court (YAC), which began this summer, will help even more young people transcend homelessness in the years ahead. Founded on studies suggesting that young adults’ brains are not fully developed (and therefore they may not understand the impact committing a crime will have on themselves or others),…

  4. Help Our Young People Have A Happy Holiday – 2018 Holiday Gift Drive

    Experiencing homelessness presents many unforeseen challenges including the inability to choose where to sleep, when to wake, and what to eat or wear. During this holiday season, please give the gift of choice back to our young people by donating an item from the list below! You Shop, Amazon Delivers! Now you don’t even have…

  5. A Message From Sherilyn – 2018 Fall-Winter Newsletter

    Dear Friends,  The last few months have been a whirlwind of special guests and events that have advanced the movement to end youth homelessness in significant ways. Between the passage of legislation like State Bill 918 to clearly designate a state-level lead for youth homelessness and partnerships with Salesforce and the City of San Francisco,…

  6. Photos From Our Outward Bound Skyline Challenge – Oct. 13, 2018

    So proud of  Team Larkin Street for accepting the Skyline Challenge again this year, raising over $10,000 for Outward Bound programs for young people experiencing homelessness! Among the brave rappellers and fundraisers were Sally Shapiro, Allison Wysocki for an impressive fifth year, and Willis Newton, one of the top two fundraisers for the entire event,…

  7. Congregation Emanu-El: A Conversation with Youth Experiencing Homelessness in Our City

    Thanks to Congregation Emanu-El for hosting a Yom Kippur discussion with young people experiencing homelessness in San Francisco. Guest speakers included Rabbi Jason Rodich, Director of Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing Jeff Kositsky and UC Berkeley’s Dr. Colette Auerswald. Young people from Larkin Street, Zak Franet and Anubis Daugherty shared their experiences with homelessness…

  8. City of San Francisco Commits to Cutting Youth Homelessness in Half by 2022

    For the first time, San Francisco is truly prioritizing the needs of young people experiencing homelessness through Rising Up, a new public-private partnership which aims to cut youth homelessness in half by 2022. This initiative is a result of years of advocacy by young people and staff from Larkin Street working in partnership with City…

  9. Opinion: A Step California Must Take — Approving Safe Injection Sites

    Our executive director, Sherilyn Adams, shared her opinion on Governor Jerry Brown’s decision to veto Assembly Bill 186 and how this affects young people experiencing homelessness in today’s San Francisco Chronicle. Here is the full text of the piece: I have lost friends, family members and countless clients to the deadly consequences of addiction, which…

  10. Nonprofit Contracting: Breaking the Cycle of Public Underinvestment – Nonprofit Quarterly

    Thank you Nonprofit Quarterly for publishing our director of public funding Mary Kate Bacalao’s piece on the importance of federal and state budgets prioritizing nonprofits. Public funders need to refrain from dictating how the money should be spent so that nonprofits can properly fill budgetary gaps or prepare for any unforeseen financial setbacks. Here is…