News

  1. Larkin Street’s Youth Advisory Board presents at the 2019 United States Conference on AIDS (USCA)

    Young people from our Youth Advisory Board, Riley and Jasmine, presented at the 2019 United States Conference on AIDS. The conference held in Washington, DC, focused on the plan to end the HIV epidemic in America. Health departments, community-based organizations, People Living with HIV, People on PrEP, national organizations, health centers, health care providers, donors,…

  2. Larkin Street’s 2018-2019 Annual Impact Report Released

    Thanks to your support, more than 2,200 young people experiencing homelessness received help, hope and so much more! As we celebrate our 35th anniversary, your ongoing commitment to ensuring that every young person can reach their full potential means so much! Read more about our results, financials, supporters, events and special guests throughout the last…

  3. Toof partners with Larkin Street

    Toof, a new social enterprise company with a goal to give away one million toothbrushes, chose Larkin Street as their inaugural partner. To celebrate their launch, we hosted a brief event in our Engagement and Community Center during which the Toof team made their first donation of toothbrushes.  Here are photos from the event    

  4. Opinion: For homeless youth, surviving is a crime – Mary Kate Bacalao

    In an article from Youth Today, Our Director of Public Funding Mary Kate Bacalao shares her opinion on the consequences of “move along” policing. Being forced to move from trusted safe spots makes young people experiencing homelessness even more vulnerable especially when they don’t have anywhere else to go. Here’s an excerpt from the piece: ”…

  5. Trans Teens, Trailed by Homelessness – CityLab

    Thanks to CityLab for highlighting the unique struggles that transgender young people experiencing homelessness face. According to the article, an estimated 40% of unhoused youth in the U.S. identify as LGBTQ, and in some California cities, that proportion is higher. The 2019 Point In Time Count also showed that 46% of all unhoused youth are…

  6. Video: A Way Home America Grand Challenge

    In participation of A Way Home America’s Grand Challenge, Larkin Street’s Youth Advisory Board shares why San Francisco is committed to centering the experiences of youth of color and LGBTQ+ youth in the the work to end youth homelessness. The Grand Challenge is a transformational initiative grounded in several critical approaches: youth collaboration, racial and…

  7. Creating Resilience: Art by Larkin Street young people featured at SF Public Library

    The San Francisco Public Library’s TAY(k) Care Program hosted “Creating Resilience” a multi-media art exhibit featuring the works of the talented young people from Larkin Street Youth Services. At the exhibit’s celebration last week, attendees heard from Peter Carpou, Larkin Street Art Program founder, as well as keynote speaker Amnoni Myers, who discussed resilience as a…

  8. Video: Larkin Street alum joins Street Soccer USA

    Isabella Black, a Larkin Street alum joined Street Soccer USA, an organization aiming to change the world through soccer. With the help of our programs and soccer, Bella was able to gain confidence. Watch the full video to learn about Bella’s experience with the organization: You can help young people like Bella by donating.

  9. Young, gay and homeless – San Francisco Chronicle

    Thanks to the San Francisco Chronicle for including young people in their fourth annual SF Homeless Project, a coalition of media organizations focusing on homelessness in San Francisco. For 24 hours on July 30, the Chronicle sent journalists all over the city to talk to people experiencing homelessness and one of them is a young…

  10. New data on youth experiencing homelessness – 2019 Point in Time Count released

    On July 5, the San Francisco Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing released the 2019 San Francisco Point-in-Time (PIT) Count report.   Every two years, San Francisco is required by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to conduct a homeless count. Volunteers canvas the city on a single night in January to count the number of people experiencing…