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  1. A Place to Shelter: San Francisco’s First Sanctioned Tent Encampments – KCBS Radio

    Huge thanks to KCBS Radio for featuring the new city-sanctioned Safer Sleeping Site in their “A Place to Shelter” series. We have partnered with the City of San Francisco and Homeless Youth Alliance to open a new city-sanctioned Safer Sleeping Site in the Haight Street neighborhood. With room for up to 40 tents, the site…

  2. Thanks to our partners for providing emergency funds

    A special heartfelt thank you to these partners for supporting our work to end youth homelessness through COVID-19 emergency grants. Because of the generous support of these companies, we have been able to provide PPE, essential worker pay, food access and emergency funds for youth, remote service delivery and equipment, hotel rooms for young people,…

  3. A new Shelter-in-Place hotel opens its doors to young people experiencing homelessness

    We are pleased to announce that on April 29, Larkin Street Youth Services, in partnership with the City of San Francisco, officially opened the doors to a new temporary Shelter-in-Place (SiP) hotel, known as Site #1. This site, part of the SiP Hotel Initiative in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, is available to for up to 55 young people…

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

    Updated May 8, 2020 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…

  5. Larkin Street program participants share how the COVID-19 outbreak has impacted their lives – 2020 Spring-Summer Newsletter

    As someone who’s recovering from past substanceuse, it’s been difficult not being able to go to mysupport group meetings. I’ve been sober for a yearand a half now and I intend to work very hard not tolet COVID-19’s impact get in the way of my recovery.That’s not to say it hasn’t been a struggle. Eventhough…

  6. Host a fundraiser for #GivingTuesdayNow

    Giving back isn’t cancelled! Let’s come together on May 5 for #GivingTuesdayNow and respond to the unprecedented impact caused by COVID-19.  The need for services to support young people experiencing homelessness has never been more real and immediate. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, almost 50% of young people accessing Larkin Street’s services have lost their jobs and they need our help now more than…

  7. A message from Sherilyn – 2020 Spring-Summer Newsletter

    Dear Friends, As we navigate these unprecedented times, I want to stop and acknowledge all of you – our supporters, board members, staff, and volunteers. I recognize the sweeping effects that COVID-19 has had on our daily lives, shared communities, and the world around us. Like everyone, I miss being close, in community, and look…

  8. Supervisor Matt Haney calls for increased testing and incentive pay for frontline workers

    On April 20, Supervisor Matt Haney, hosted a virtual press conference and urged leaders to speak out against the lack of widespread testing in high-risk places like homeless shelters and the need for frontline workers in the homeless response system to earn hazardous pay. Currently, the Department of Public Health is providing testing for symptomatic…

  9. Bay Area rapper G-Eazy donates meals to at-risk youth in San Francisco – KTVU

    We are so grateful for G-Eazy’s support during this global pandemic. For the entire month of April, the Bay Area rapper is providing meals to our housing programs through a partnership with Mi Morena. Huge thanks to KTVU’s coverage of this critical support during the COVID-19 outbreak. Here’s a quote from G-Eazy on why he…

  10. COVID-19 Resource Guide

    We have created a non-profit COVID-19 resource guide to help other organizations navigate this ever-changing landscape. We are working hard to develop and share solutions needed to maintain operations while doing our part to mitigate risks to the youth we serve and our staff. This page will be update frequently as solutions and resources are…