News

  1. A message from Sherilyn – 2021 Spring-Summer Newsletter

    Dear friends, The first blooms of Spring have arrived, and with them, our hopes for positive change and a renewed spirit of optimism so sorely needed in our community. This sense of optimism is tempered by last year’s grueling toll, most especially on those we serve who are disproportionately youth of color and/or LGBTQ+. With…

  2. International Transgender Day of Visibility

    A message from our Chief Development Officer, Gayle Roberts: As an out and proud trans woman—and member of Larkin Street’s C-suite leadership team—I invite you to join me and the staff of Larkin Street in celebrating the 12th International Transgender Day of Visibility (TDoV) on Wednesday, March 31. Founded twelve years ago to celebrate the…

  3. Leadership when it matters most – The James Irvine Foundation

    The James Irvine Foundation recognized leaders who have adapted their work and continued to innovate even during the COVID-19 pandemic. See below for a highlight by The James Irvine Foundation featuring our executive director Sherilyn Adams: The COVID-19 pandemic forced Larkin Street to quickly deploy programs to protect young people’s health and meet the increased…

  4. Our Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander Neighbors Need Our Support

    At Larkin Street, we are outraged by the violent, targeted attacks and anti-Asian sentiment happening all around us. “New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco have all seen a rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans since the onset of the pandemic.” Even so, these numbers are estimated to be even higher and underreported. Out…

  5. Black History Month 2021

    This Black History Month marks almost exactly a year since the COVID-19 pandemic reached the US, and nine months since George Floyd’s murder. While deep inequities, racism, and white supremacy have existed in our country for more than 400 years, this past year has been a tipping point. Changing the systems and structures that perpetuate…

  6. Airbnb co-founder donates $25 million to S.F., Bay Area homelessness programs – SF Chronicle

    Airbnb co-founder Joe Gebbia says he plans to donate $12.5 million to Rising Up to combat youth homelessness in San Francisco and the Bay Area, San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced Wednesday. This generous donation will help the coalition house 145 young people and provide homelessness prevention services to another 105. The coalition aims to…

  7. Supervisor Matt Haney and SiP providers advocate for long term rehousing plan for SiP guests

    On Tuesday, December 9, Board of Supervisor Matt Haney along with Shelter-in-Place Hotel (SiP) providers discussed the repercussions of shutting down the program without a plan to move residents into a permanent housing. Supervisor Haney emphasized that the SiP program is a necessary public health response and has been key in curbing a major Covid…

  8. Supervisors move to halt shutdown of shelter-in-place hotel program – SF Examiner

    Supervisors Matt Haney, Shamann Walton, Hillary Ronen, and Dean Preston announced legislation on Thursday intended to counter the city’s plan to move 500 homeless people out of shelter-in-place hotel rooms by the end of December. Here is a an excerpt: “[The plan] is reckless, poorly thought out, and unfairly played with people’s lives at a…

  9. A message from Sherilyn – Your Vote Made an Impact!

    On Saturday morning — perhaps like you — I awoke to a cacophony of banging pots and pans, honking horns, and the beautiful sight of spontaneous dance parties in the streets! Yes, across the San Francisco Bay Area, people of all ages and backgrounds were celebrating the end of the long-fought Presidential election. At Larkin…

  10. Vote yes on Prop. F to sustain the heart and strength of our community – SF Examiner

    Our executive director, Sherilyn Adams, along with Brett Andrews and Steve Fields shared their opinion on Proposition F and how it would benefit non-profit and community services in San Francisco. In this op-ed piece published by San Francisco Examiner, the leaders of San Francisco’s Human Services Network also addressed the increases in poverty and homelessness…

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