News

  1. Relationships are the most important resource for SF’s homeless youth – SF Examiner

    Huge thanks to SF Examiner for covering the importance of building relationships with young people experiencing homelessness. See below for an excerpt from the article: “Change happens at the speed of trust,” Adams explains. “For many young people living outside, trust in systems and adults is not there because of their experiences and trauma. We…

  2. Policy Brief 2021: A Focus on Prevention

    California is home to nearly 1/3 of all youth experiencing homelessness in the nation. On any given night, more than 1,200 young people have no safe, reliable place to sleep in San Francisco. As 50% of all people experiencing homelessness in San Francisco first experienced it before the age of 25, resourcing transitional youth with…

  3. Celebrating the Progress We’ve Made to Show up Fully

    Hello friends, This Pride, we celebrate with you the progress we’ve made collectively for the young people we serve to come out safely—out of their shell, out of the closet, and out of the experience of homelessness! Reflecting on my own experience coming out, I am acutely aware of the access, opportunities, and assurances of…

  4. Born Free: We are Our Ancestors Wildest Dreams

    We are ancestors in the making. Thank you for working with us to continue developing a world where no young person will experience homelessness, so that one day our descendants can live boldly in freedom and in safe community. Together we’re making progress! Scroll below to see how you can participate in area community events honoring the…

  5. Advocacy Push: Youth need YOU Now!

    Make your voice heard:   Sample Tweets This week is your last chance to make your voice heard on the San Francisco budget and young people need you! Join us in advocating for young people on Friday, June 25! Give public comment: Budget and Appropriations Committee Friday, June 25, 2021 at 10am, call-In: 1 (415)…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

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