News

  1. Announcing a new partnership with St. James Infirmary to serve transgender individuals experiencing homelessness

    We can’t think of a better time than during Transgender Awareness Month to announce a new partnership with St. James Infirmary, a peer-based non-profit serving sex workers, a large proportion of whom identify as transgender and have experiences with homelessness. St. James Infirmary will launch  its  first housing program, which will specifically serve individuals who…

  2. Larkin Street releases 2020 Policy Platform: How to End Youth Homelessness

    Larkin Street’s vision is not merely to interrupt youth homelessness, but to end it. In addition to our direct service work, we engage in systems-level work to address the underlying factors that cause homelessness and prevent young people from reaching their full potential. To that end, we’re excited to release our new policy platform. How…

  3. Photos from the Outward Bound City Skyline Challenge – Nov. 1, 2019

    We are so proud of Team Larkin Street for accepting the Skyline Challenge again this year, raising over $12,000 for Outward Bound programs for young people experiencing homelessness! Among the brave rappellers and fundraisers were executive director Sherilyn Adams, board members Allison Wysocki (for her sixth year!) and John Viola, partner Scott Walton of BroadwaySF and…

  4. Help Our Young People Have A Happy Holiday – 2019 Holiday Gift Drive

    For young people experiencing homelessness, access to basic needs can be a challenge. This holiday season, you can help make sure that young people have what they need to reach their goals and dreams.  GIFT CARDS Ross Safeway Target Walgreens VISA GIFTS (assortment of adult sizes) Hats Gloves Socks (new) T-shirts  (new) Underwear (new) Bras…

  5. Our Behavioral Health team expands and serves more young people

    We are thrilled to share that Larkin Street expanded its Behavioral Health team by hiring three new clinicians this year! The behavioral health department promotes mental health, emotional resilience, and wellness throughout Larkin Street with programs including one-on-one consultations, groups, and staff training and development. Behavioral health services are key in our continuum of wraparound…

  6. A letter from a Larkin Street program participant – 2019 Fall-Winter Newsletter

    From time to time, young people reach out to us to let us know the impact our programs had on their lives. Chibu’s story is an inspiration to us and we are thrilled to share it with you. My name is Chibuenyi Griffith. I was born in Nigeria, grew up in foster care, hopping from…

  7. Larkin Street endorses Prop A

    Join us in voting yes on Prop A! Last month, the average San Francisco one-bedroom cost $3,750 to rent. Prop A is the biggest affordable housing bond in city history and would lead to the construction of about 2,800 new affordable housing units in the next four years. The measure will help move the needle…

  8. A message from Sherilyn – 2019 Fall-Winter Newsletter

    Dear Friends, Heading into what is always a busy holiday season, I am energized by the amazing work of staff and young people at Larkin Street. We’ve kicked off our new strategic plan, which focuses on increasing the availability of housing, employment, and behavioral health services for youth. Alongside these programmatic enhancements, we’re prioritizing providing…

  9. Photos from our Performing Arts Night – September 18, 2019

    Guests came to support young people showcasing their talents ranging from dance and music to theater and poetry at our annual Performing Arts Night on Sept. 18, 2019. Each performance showed so much creativity and courage — we couldn’t be prouder! Performing Arts Night celebrates the talents of young people in our Art Program, which…

  10. Larkin Street’s Art Program partners with Walt Disney Family Museum

    The Walt Disney Family Museum is pleased to announce its 2019 community access exhibition,  A Powerful Force: Working to End Homelessness Through Art, which will feature original artwork created by young people experiencing homelessness. The exhibition’s title was inspired  by Walt Disney himself: “There is great comfort and inspiration in this feeling of close human…