News

  1. Advocacy Push: NOW is the Time to Invest

    Make your voice heard: There are two opportunities in June to join the conversation on San Francisco budget recommendations, which will provide the necessary investments needed to address youth homelessness. Join us in advocating for young people on Wednesday, June 16 at 1 p.m. and Friday, June 25! To watch: Visit the SFGovTV website at (www.sfgovtv.org)…

  2. Celebrating Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

    At Larkin Street, we take pride in showing up as our full, dynamic selves from all experiences and backgrounds. We are proud to celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander culture, leadership, and excellence within our diverse team every day. Here are some previews of just a few incredible changemakers who identify as Asian American Pacific Islander…

  3. Highlights from our Paving A New Way Film Premiere – April 29, 2021

    On April 29, 2021, we were thrilled to premiere, Paving a New Way, a very powerful documentary directed by filmmaker Natasha Florentino for Larkin Street Youth Services. This film showcases the resiliency and perseverance of three young people who have experienced homelessness in San Francisco. Thank to YOU, we exceeded our fundraising goals for the 19th annual…

  4. The George Floyd verdict and police accountability

    Dear Friend, I spent yesterday morning—perhaps like you—anxiously waiting to learn whether George Floyd’s family might be served a measure of justice. Then the verdict came in and I felt relieved, hopeful, and saddened all at once. My mind leapt immediately to its potential effect on the youth we serve. For Black youth, who are…

  5. All Home Launched Regional Action Plan (RAP)

    On April 13, All Home launched a Regional Action Plan (RAP), which aims to reduce homelessness in the Bay Area by 75% within three years. The press conference held on Tuesday and attended by our Executive Director Sherilyn Adams, All Home Founder and CEO Tomiquia Moss, All Home Chief Partner Officer Ken Kirkey, Bay Area…

  6. The pandemic’s impact on youth homelessness – KCBS Radio

    Thanks to KCBS Radio for highlighting how the pandemic has affected youth experiencing homelessness as well as the gap in services when addressing their needs. “While the pandemic has spurred on a massive rehousing effort that’s gotten thousands of homeless Californians into shelter, advocates warn that many unhoused young people are getting left behind. KCBS…

  7. A message from Sherilyn – 2021 Spring-Summer Newsletter

    Dear friends, The first blooms of Spring have arrived, and with them, our hopes for positive change and a renewed spirit of optimism so sorely needed in our community. This sense of optimism is tempered by last year’s grueling toll, most especially on those we serve who are disproportionately youth of color and/or LGBTQ+. With…

  8. International Transgender Day of Visibility

    A message from our Chief Development Officer, Gayle Roberts: As an out and proud trans woman—and member of Larkin Street’s C-suite leadership team—I invite you to join me and the staff of Larkin Street in celebrating the 12th International Transgender Day of Visibility (TDoV) on Wednesday, March 31. Founded twelve years ago to celebrate the…

  9. Leadership when it matters most – The James Irvine Foundation

    The James Irvine Foundation recognized leaders who have adapted their work and continued to innovate even during the COVID-19 pandemic. See below for a highlight by The James Irvine Foundation featuring our executive director Sherilyn Adams: The COVID-19 pandemic forced Larkin Street to quickly deploy programs to protect young people’s health and meet the increased…

  10. Our Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander Neighbors Need Our Support

    At Larkin Street, we are outraged by the violent, targeted attacks and anti-Asian sentiment happening all around us. “New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco have all seen a rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans since the onset of the pandemic.” Even so, these numbers are estimated to be even higher and underreported. Out…

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