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  1. Call for Submissions: Share Your Larkin Street Memories

    Celebrate our 35th Anniversary with us by sharing your favorite Larkin Street memory! As an organization that started as a small drop-in center and now provides beds and supportive services for more than 300 young people every night, we are proud of our history. From big to small wins, our past accomplishments are a testament…

  2. 35 Years of Empowering Young People to Reach their Potential

    Celebrating Larkin Street’s 35th Anniversary! When we opened our doors in 1984, we were small, but strong.   From a storefront at 1040 Larkin Street, the fledgling team provided counseling to more than 100 young people who were otherwise alone and vulnerable to abuse, addiction and exploitation. In the first six months, over three-quarters of the youth who met…

  3. Our Executive Director Sherilyn Adams Receives the 2019 James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award

    The James Irvine Foundation selected our executive director, Sherilyn Adams, as one of five recipients of the 2019 Leadership Award for her commitment to ensuring that young people’s voices are heard and that lawmakers understand the unique needs of young people experiencing homelessness in San Francisco and across the state. The award comes with $250,000…

  4. Smartphones are a lifeline for the young homeless. If only they had Wi-Fi – San Francisco Chronicle

    Thank you to the San Francisco Chronicle for writing about the importance of having access to technology especially to those who don’t have a home. Young people in our programs who were featured in the article shared that they rely on their phones for everything from tracking public transit, submitting job applications, to the sense…

  5. Larkin Street to Provide Services to Transitional Age Youth Through Casa Adelante

    Mayor London N. Breed, Supervisor Hillary Ronen and community leaders celebrated the groundbreaking of Casa Adelante, a nine-story building located at 2060 Folsom Street led by the Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) and Chinatown Community Development (Chinatown CDC) with funding from the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD). The project will provide 127 permanently affordable apartments for low-income…

  6. Mayor London Breed, Airbnb and Twilio Announce $2.7 Million Commitment to Address Youth Homelessness

    Mayor London Breed joined Airbnb and Twilio today in announcing a $2.7 million commitment to Rising Up, a public-private partnership which aims to cut youth homelessness in half by the end of 2022. Launched by Mayor London Breed in October 2018 with Larkin Street Youth Services selected as the anchor institution, Rising Up will provide…

  7. Announcing Our Honoree for the 2019 Paving the Way Gala

    We are honored to announce the honoree for our 17th annual Paving the Way Gala benefiting our programs and services for young people experiencing homelessness! The gala will take place on Friday, March 22nd at 6:00pm at the Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco. Tickets are on sale now and include a cocktail reception, dinner, awards…

  8. Opinion: SF’s Windfall Funds Should be Spent to Help End Homelessness

    Our executive director, Sherilyn Adams, shared her opinion on how San Francisco’s windfall funds should be used as an opportunity to end homelessness for all by focusing on services for young people experiencing homelessness. Here is the full piece published on the SF Examiner: For the past 30 years, I have dedicated my career to…

  9. Donate Your Old Devices To Help Young People Experiencing Homelessness!

    In today’s world, a phone is not a luxury — it’s a necessity. From finding housing or a job to staying in touch with a friend, a doctor, or a case manager, young people experiencing homelessness need the lifeline which a phone and other devices provide. Here’s one way you can help young people experiencing…

  10. Photos From Our Community Give Back – Dec. 29, 2018

    Young people living in Geary House, one of our housing programs, ended their 2018 by giving back to their community through a program they launched earlier in the year called “Geary House Gives Back.” They meet regularly to distribute items to people in need in San Francisco. On their last give back of the year,…