News

  1. Community Partnerships Strive for Health Equity Across the Life Span – UCSF Science of Caring

    Thank you UCSF Science of Caring for highlighting our efforts to meet the health care needs of young people experiencing homelessness! Here is the story in full: In San Francisco, it is not uncommon to find teens and young adults wandering the streets, many of them runaways, many of them confronting struggles with substance use, risky…

  2. The Dropbox Foundation selects Larkin Street as one of Their Inaugural Grantees

    We’re thrilled to announce today that Larkin Street was selected as one of the inaugural grantees of the new Dropbox Foundation! The Dropbox Foundation partners with organizations that defend human rights around the world. Larkin Street was the only San Francisco non-profit selected, placing us in the excellent company of worldwide organizations like WITNESS, GOAL…

  3. Nonprofit Spotlight – m/OppenheimTV

    Thank you m/OppenheimTV for featuring us in your Nonprofit Spotlight this month. The article highlighted our organization’s history, programs, results and our goals. Here is a quote from our very own Sherilyn Adams: “Over the course of a year, Larkin Street Youth Services works with 2,500 young adults and provides housing to about 300 participants. …

  4. Fruity Wednesdays: a social event for LGBTQ youth and friends

    Our Engagement and Community Center has re-launched Fruity Wednesdays every week from 5 to 7 pm! The goal of the event is to provide a safe, inclusive, and entertaining social space for LGBTQ youth and allies. Fruity Wednesdays is in partnership with The Grand Ducal Council of San Francisco, a nonprofit drag group. They are teaching…

  5. Youth and Young Adult Homelessness in San Francisco: 2018 Report on Incidence and Needs

    No young person should find themselves without a safe and stable place to call home. Yet across the country, one in 10 young people ages 12 to 25 will experience some form of homelessness in a given year. Our 2018 Report on Incidence and Needs of Youth and Young Adult Homelessness in San Francisco, produced by…

  6. Photos From Our First 2018 Community Give Back – Jan. 13, 2018

    Young people living in Geary House, one of our two-year congregate supportive housing programs, just launched a program called “Geary House Gives Back” as a way to contribute to the community. On Sat., Jan. 13, Geary House’s young people gave away bags filled with water, snacks, sandwiches, socks and personal hygiene supplies at Civic Center. Over…

  7. Senator Scott Wiener and Assemblywoman Blanca E. Rubio Introduce Bill to Stem Rising Rates of Youth Homelessness

    Today Senator Scott Wiener and Assemblywoman Blanca E. Rubio joined advocates for youth experiencing homelessness, including Larkin Street, to introduce a new bill to help the rising number of homeless youth in California. Senate Bill 918 is sponsored by the California Coalition for Youth, Tipping Point Community, Equality California, John Burton Advocates for Youth, the Corporation for…

  8. Charity Organizations Concerned Donations Will Decrease With Tax Code Changes – ABC7 News

    Thank you ABC7 News for interviewing us about how the new tax codes will affect donations. Changes in the tax code will double standard deductions which might discourage people from making charitable donations. Our communications manager Veronica Pastore talked about how this could impact us: “With the change in the tax code we do feel…

  9. How Periods Perpetuate Homelessness – Teen Vogue

    Thank you to Teen Vogue for writing about the struggles that young women who are experiencing homelessness face because of their periods. The stigma surrounding menstruation and the unaffordability of tampons and pads have made it even harder for young women experiencing homelessness to thrive. Here is an excerpt from the article, which features an interview with…

  10. Photos from The Men’s Brunch Society – Nov. 4, 2017

    On November 4, 2017 two of our young men at Geary House, Gentry Reed and Desmond McElory, were granted the opportunity to be a part of the Men’s Brunch Society’s Annual Bruch held at the Waterfront Restaurant in Oakland’s Jack London Square. The Men’s Brunch Society, a group dedicated to mentoring, job placements, and assisting…