News

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

    Larkin Street’s primary focus is on the health and safety of the youth we serve and our staff. We are committed to continuing to provide 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 policies and procedures based on current…

  2. LGBT+ homeless fear violence, illness as coronavirus shuts U.S. shelters – Thomson Reuters Foundation News

    Thomson Reuters Foundation News highlights how the spread of COVID-19 is affecting young people experiencing homelessness who identify as LGBTQ+. Even though Larkin Street has been able to continue services in the midst of this global pandemic, other shelters across the country have been forced to shut down to follow safety precautions over social distancing….

  3. Important update about COVID-19 (coronavirus)

    Please read on for an update on what is happening here at Larkin Street. Our primary focus is on the health and safety of the youth we serve and our staff. We are committed to continuing to provide critical, lifesaving services that young people need to come inside, get housed, and rebuild their lives, which is now more…

  4. COVID-19 Taking its Toll on Non-Profit Organizations – KTVU

    KTVU highlights how COVID-19 is impacting non-profit organizations’ fundraising efforts. Here’s an excerpt from the article: At Larkin Street Youth Services, which provides help and housing for homeless young people, Friday’s gala is now off. Organizers say would have raised about a $1 million. “It will potentially mean we are going to have to think…

  5. Video: SurveyMonkey highlights partnership with Larkin Street

    SurveyMonkey, a leading global survey software company, has raised over $15 million for nonprofit partners including Larkin Street through its Contribute platform. Through this program, respondents sign up for free, and are sent market research surveys based on the profile they create. For each survey a respondent completes, a 50-cent donation goes to the charity…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…