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  1. 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 at the systems level to address the root causes of homelessness that prevent young people from reaching their full potential. To that end, we’re excited to release our new policy platform. How…

  2. Photos from our Harvest and Winter festivals 2019

    Larkin Street program participants celebrated the holiday season with our annual Harvest and Winter festivals! We started the celebrations with a hot breakfast followed by activities, crafts and music and then lunch. Young people were also thrilled to watch a video from recording artist G-Eazy, who sponsored the event, wishing them a happy holiday! At…

  3. Holiday action for San Francisco’s invisible homeless population – SF Examiner

    We have joined forces with sfciti to host One City Gives. On December 13, volunteers from tech companies all over San Francisco came together to give back to our city’s young people experiencing homelessness. Read the op-ed below by our executive director, Sherilyn Adams, and sf.citi’s executive director Jennifer Stojkivic about One City Gives and…

  4. Photos from Friends of Larkin Street 10th Annual Ice Skating – Dec. 11, 2019

    Thanks to our next generation group of supporters, Friends of Larkin Street, and guests for making the 10th Annual Sip ‘n Skate a huge success! Because of you, we raised more than $41,000 for young people experiencing homelessness in San Francisco — enough to provide one month of housing, health services and jobs support for…

  5. New video: How Larkin Street is ending youth homelessness

    In the 35 years since Larkin Street opened its doors, we’ve honed our approach into an effective model to end homelessness for young people. Our comprehensive housing, health care, education and employment programs combine to create a solid foundation that empowers young people to reach their goals. In this new video, hear from program participants and…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…