News

  1. Photos from our Mental Health Awareness Month event – May 23, 2019

    Almost 50% of the young people we serve report current or prior mental health issues at entry into housing. This year, we hosted our first annual Mental Health Awareness Month to help raise awareness and to encourage young people to care for their mental health. We celebrated with arts and crafts, makeovers, haircuts, a photo…

  2. Urgent action alert for City funding: Please contact your supervisor today

    Thank you for your ongoing support of the work to end youth homelessness. We need to ask more of you this week because some young people may not receive the services they need to stay off the streets. For all our supporters who live or work in San Francisco, please join us in taking urgent…

  3. Announcing an innovative new partnership with SHN to introduce arts careers to young people

    This summer, Larkin Street has partnered with local theater company SHN to provide opportunities for young people who are interested in the arts. Read all about it from SHN Magazine:   This summer, SHN welcomes a very special group of people to its stages: young people experiencing homelessness who are interested in exploring careers in…

  4. 2019 Business of Pride Outstanding Voices: Sherilyn Adams

    We are so thrilled to announce that our executive director, Sherilyn Adams, was recognized as one of San Francisco Business Times’ 2019 Business of Pride Outstanding Voices along with 11 fellow leaders paving the way for LGBTQ equality in the workplace. Get to know Sherilyn in this interview with SFBT, her experience in the workplace as…

  5. Inside San Francisco’s first-of-its-kind shelter for transgender youth – KQED News

    Huge thanks to KQED News for their coverage of our new housing for transgender young people experiencing homelessness. The piece tackled the struggles that transgender youth reported which motivated Larkin Street to open this new housing as well as past and present experiences of young people currently living there. “It’s nice being surrounded by other…

  6. Photos from the 4th Annual SF Crawfest – May 18, 2019

    Huge thanks to the “Crawfathers” for hosting their 4th Annual SF Crawfest, raising more than $70,000 in support of our work to end youth homelessness! Despite the rainy weather, hundreds of guests showed up and enjoyed a traditional Cajun crawfish boil, beer, wine and games. We are so grateful for everyone who came to show…

  7. Youth Advisory Board at Youth Empowerment Summit 2019

    We are so grateful for the California Coalition for Youth (CCY), a statewide grassroots nonprofit organization serving disconnected young people, for hosting a two-day Youth Empowerment Summit (YES) on April 24 to April 25 at the Sacramento Convention Center! Members of our Youth Advisory Board (YAB), a cohort of  young people in our programs who…

  8. Twitter Commits $50,000 to Rising Up Campaign to Reduce Youth Homelessness

    The Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing (HSH) and Larkin Street Youth Services are excited to share that our partner, Twitter, just announced a $50,000 commitment to the Rising Up campaign, a public-private partnership that builds on existing programs to cut youth homelessness in half by 2023. Mayor London Breed launched Rising Up in October 2018…

  9. Findings From External Evaluation of Larkin Street’s Programs

    January was an exciting milestone in Larkin Street’s pursuit of improving outcomes for the young people we serve – the wrap-up of a year-long external evaluation of our housing programs! We engaged Harder+Company Community Research to provide external validation that our approach and outcomes framework are strong, and that our work is having its intended…

  10. Video: #TimeDone Criminal Justice Reform with G-Eazy and Safe and Just

    We are so honored to be a part of this important conversation about the #TimeDone campaign which aims to uplift 8 million people living with a past conviction or record. Current California policies place over 4,800 restrictions that prevent them from getting jobs, housing, and more. Together, we can advocate for policy change so that…