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  1. Justice for Breonna Shaquelle Taylor

    Like you, we are incredibly distraught over the recent indictments in the case against the murder of Breonna Taylor. Because the truth is, a young, innocent Black woman was killed in her sleep by the police. The only charge brought against one of three perpetrators was for endangering White people living next door. Let us…

  2. Larkin Street’s 2019-2020 Annual Impact Report Released

    Thanks to your support, we served over 2,025 young people this year. Please see below for the full text of the letter from our Executive Director, Sherilyn Adams, and Board Chair, Susan K. Alexander, with their update on the past year, and what’s ahead: Dear Friends, As the two of us reflect on the roller…

  3. Remembering RBG

    On Friday, the world learned that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died at age 87 after serving 27 years on the Court. She was a hero to many, and hers is an immeasurable loss as an unwavering voice for equality. RBG was nominated for the Supreme Court in 1993, only the second woman ever…

  4. Opinion: The high cost of underspending on homelessness – San Francisco Chronicle

    Director of External Affairs at Compass Family Services, Mary Kate Bacalao, highlights how underspending on homelessness impacts both staff and people experiencing homelessness in her op-ed published by the San Francisco Chronicle. Here is an excerpt: Government contracts don’t pay full costs, which means among other things that contracts systematically underpay frontline workers. Across our…

  5. Opinion: Our city’s budget needs to support the needs of vulnerable youth – SF Examiner

    Our very own Sherilyn Adams along with leaders from 3rd Street Youth Center & Clinic, Five Keys Schools and Programs, At The Crossroads, Community Housing Partnership, Homeless Youth Alliance, Huckleberry Youth Programs, LYRIC, San Francisco LGBT Center, Young Community Developers, shared their expertise on the importance of investing in young people. Please read this op-ed…

  6. Help us advocate for young people experiencing homelessness this budget season

    San Francisco’s legislators will be making key decisions about the City’s budget priorities, and we need your help to ensure our collective voices are heard! On Monday, August 24, the Board of Supervisors will hear public comment on the budget and appropriations. You can take part by tuning in, click here. OR take a moment…

  7. Black Housing Community Mural Paint-In

    On August 10, we came together with our community partners Supervisor Matt Haney, Code Tenderloin, St. Anthony’s, Tipping Point, Megablack SF with award-winning artist Malik Senefru to create a mural in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood. “Let’s recognize the large number of unhoused Black people navigating and residing in the Tenderloin, and let’s hurry up and…

  8. Google.org supports the work to end youth homelessness

    We are thrilled to announce that Google.org has chosen Larkin Street as one of the recipients of their new grants! Their support will help us ensure that young people experiencing homelessness can have what they need to recover from the impact of COVID-19 and continue to thrive. Read about Google.org’s Housing First approach here: In…

  9. Changes in operating procedures in response to COVID-19

    Updated July 22, 2020 Overview  Larkin Street’s primary focus is on the health and safety of the youth we serve and our staff. We are committed to providing critical, life-saving services that young people need to come inside, get housed, and rebuild their lives, which is now more critical than ever.   We are regularly updating our…

  10. Honoring John Lewis

    This week our nation and community lost one of the great men of the last half-century, U.S. Representative John Lewis. His legacy of freedom-fighting and justice-seeking stretched from the Jim Crow era to the Black Lives Matter movement.   When Hollywood dramatizes his life, it will read like a fictional movie character created to span the entire civil rights movement through the eyes of one person.    But we must remember, it was all true.    A child of sharecroppers, growing up he…