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  1. 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…

  2. 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,…

  3. How to Help the Homeless in San Francisco

    Many San Franciscans are well-aware that homelessness is an issue in our city. We pass people sleeping on the sidewalk on our way to work or ride BART with people experiencing homelessness, yet, many of us still don’t have a real idea how we can help, or what’s already being done. While ending homelessness for…

  4. The Hidden Costs of Public Contracting – Stanford Social Innovation Review

    Thank you Stanford Social Innovation Review for publishing our director of public funding Mary Kate Bacalao’s piece on how public funding not only falls short of meeting the needs of nonprofits, but can also create added costs. In the article, Mary Kate suggests ways nonprofits can avoid this cycle of under-investment. Here is an excerpt:…

  5. Photos from our Annual Winter Festival – Dec. 27, 2018

    Happy holidays, everyone! We hosted our annual Winter Festival for young people experiencing homelessness once again with food, presents, music and more thanks to donations and volunteers from our incredible community. Beginning with breakfast, we offered special activities throughout the day for young people like arts and crafts, face painting, games and an awesome live…

  6. Photos and Video from Kevin Durant’s Visit to Larkin Street – Dec. 16, 2018

    This weekend, the Golden State Warriors’ Kevin Durant visited Larkin Street for the second time to spend the day with young people at our Geary House program. During his visit, KD took his time getting to know young people and our programs while posing for photos and handing out holiday gifts including new backpacks, caps and…

  7. Photos from Friends of Larkin Street 9th Annual Ice Skating Party – Dec. 5, 2018

    Huge thanks to Friends of Larkin Street for all their hard work on this year’s Annual Ice Skating Party, raising over $50,000 to benefit our work to end youth homelessness! And thanks to everyone who attended. Your contributions help provide programs tailored to meet the needs of young people experiencing homelessness. Thanks to our generous…

  8. Video: Alaska Airlines Partners With Larkin Street This Holiday Season

    With the support of our friends from Alaska Airlines, we are looking forward to providing a warm and happy holiday season for young people in our programs. On Giving Tuesday this year, November 27, Alaska Airlines will host a winter clothing gift drive at Union Square Ice Skating Rink. Guests who bring winter clothes for…

  9. A Word About SF Prop. C From A Person Who Knows Homelessness Firsthand – San Francisco Chronicle

    Thank you to the San Francisco Chronicle for highlighting voices that matter in the debate surrounding Prop C, a local ballot measure that would increase taxes on businesses to fund homelessness services in San Francisco. Anubis Daugherty, a Larkin Street alum and Prop. C advocate, talked about his experiences with homelessness services and how the…

  10. Cookin’ the Night Away with Four Seasons Chef Pannier

    Our Cookin’ the Night Away live auction item winners from the 2018 Paving the Way gala were delighted to have Four Seasons Executive Chef Cyrille Pannier join them for a lively evening of food and fun on Nov. 3! With their hosts Suzi Alexander, Patrick Kiss and Sherilyn Adams, along with Jennifer and Chris Brahm and Sally Shapiro,…