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  1. Young, homeless and alone on the streets – San Francisco City Insider Podcast

    Our executive director, Sherilyn Adams, discusses youth homelessness in this podcast with San Francisco City Insider’s Heather Knight. In this episode, Sherilyn debunks the common myth that young people experiencing homelessness in San Francisco are from outside of California. Here is a quote from Sherilyn: “There’s a myth that people come from far away that…

  2. Partners talk unrestricted funding for Foundation’s second year – Dropbox Foundation

    Now in its second year, the Dropbox Foundation has grown to support six nonprofit partners around the world that work to defend human rights—Allies Against Slavery (Allies), GOAL, Larkin Street Youth Services, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), War Child UK, and WITNESS. These organizations help victims of human trafficking, use technology to document human rights…

  3. Larkin Street receives $100,000 grant from Verizon Foundation

    We are honored to announce that Verizon has awarded a $100,000 grant to support Larkin Street Academy’s workforce development programs. This grant is part of Verizon’s commitment to increase digital inclusion nationwide by removing the barriers to economic prosperity and ensuring the benefits of technology are accessible to all. The $100,000 grant will strengthen existing…

  4. Opinion: S.F. needs a Navigation Center for young adults – San Francisco Chronicle

    Our executive director, Sherilyn Adams, shared her opinion on why a Navigation Center in San Francisco would greatly benefit young people experiencing homelessness. In this op-ed piece published by San Francisco Chronicle, she also addressed concerns that people have regarding Navigation Centers. Read the full piece below:  Every great city can be measured by the…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…