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  1. Graduates of Young Adult Court in SF Get Second Chance to Beat the Odds – San Francisco Chronicle

    Our thanks to the San Francisco Chronicle for highlighting the achievements of young people through the Young Adult Court, a program that helps young defendants facing non-violent felonies. The program was founded on studies suggesting that young adults’ brains are not fully developed, causing some people to commit crimes without fully processing the weight of their decisions. With rehabilitation…

  2. Young, Gay … and Homeless, But Planning a Future in Genetic Engineering – KQED News

    Huge thanks to KQED for giving Tyler Cook, one of our young people, the voice to tell his story about what it’s like to be a young person experiencing homelessness. Despite having to face many obstacles, Tyler remains hopeful and excited about his future. Here’s an excerpt from the story: “The pain he was feeling on…

  3. Photos from our Queer Youth Space at SF Pride – June 23 and 24, 2018

    Every year, Larkin Street hosts a Queer Youth Space during San Francisco Pride to provide a safe, drug-free space for LGBTQ-identified youth and their allies. This year, our Queer Youth Space garnered a record-breaking attendance with more than 2,300 young people visiting us! Everyone enjoyed lawn games, flower crown making, makeup giveaways and a super fun…

  4. San Francisco to Tackle Youth, Family Homelessness by 2023 – San Francisco Examiner

    Our thanks go to the San Francisco Examiner for highlighting the work being done and that still to do to combat youth and family homelessness in San Francisco. This coverage coincided with the annual SF Homeless Project media day, this year on June 20. The article covers a roundtable discussion with several service providers. Here’s a…

  5. Larkin Street alum shares her experience with homelessness

    From time to time, Larkin Street alumni reach out to us to let us know the impact our programs had on their lives. Mira, who used our services in the late ’80s, got in touch with us through Instagram recently and told us a bit about how and why she found Larkin Street, and what…

  6. How Larkin Street Helps Young People Get Off The Street For Good – SFBT Special Section

    Thank you to the San Francisco Business Times for collaborating with us to produce this year’s Bay Area CFO of the Year Awards Special Edition. We are honored to work with San Francisco’s number one source for local businesses and information to feature the movement to end youth homelessness. Here is an excerpt: In San Francisco,…

  7. From Louisiana With Love: A Cajun Feast For Homeless Youth In S.F. – CBS SF Bay Area

    Thank you CBS SF Bay Area for covering Crawfest, a fundraiser benefiting Larkin Street, and the amazing fundraisers who made it happen! The video and article talk about the importance of private and unrestricted donations to non-profit organizations. Here’s an excerpt: “Unlike public funding which is designated for specific programs like shelter, the money raised by the…

  8. Photos from the 3rd Annual SF Crawfest – May 19, 2018

    Huge thanks to the “Crawfathers” for hosting their 3rd Annual SF Crawfest, in the process raising more than $40,000 in support of our work to end youth homelessness! Set in Fort Mason on a beautiful Saturday afternoon, hundreds of guests enjoyed a traditional Cajun crawfish boil, beer, wine and games. Learn more about Larkin Street’s work…

  9. Twitter donates their time and talents to help young people experiencing homelessness

    Recently, we held a focus group inviting 15 volunteers from Twitter to talk about how to better engage the community with our work. We started the day with a tour of our space and then broke into small groups to dive into messaging and communications channels for reaching young professionals. This was a valuable opportunity…

  10. Helping Young People Who Are Homeless – Scholastic Kids Press Corps

    Thank you Scholastic Kids Press Corps for covering our 2018 Paving the Way Gala in the”Kid Reporter’s Notebook” post. The article summarized our work and our gala where we raised funds for the movement to end youth homelessness. The author Manat Kaur, also mentioned our results which showed that nearly 81 percent of the young people…