News

  1. Larkin Street endorses Prop A

    Join us in voting yes on Prop A! Last month, the average San Francisco one-bedroom cost $3,750 to rent. Prop A is the biggest affordable housing bond in city history and would lead to the construction of about 2,800 new affordable housing units in the next four years. The measure will help move the needle…

  2. A message from Sherilyn – 2019 Fall-Winter Newsletter

    Dear Friends, Heading into what is always a busy holiday season, I am energized by the amazing work of staff and young people at Larkin Street. We’ve kicked off our new strategic plan, which focuses on increasing the availability of housing, employment, and behavioral health services for youth. Alongside these programmatic enhancements, we’re prioritizing providing…

  3. Photos from our Performing Arts Night – September 18, 2019

    Guests came to support young people showcasing their talents ranging from dance and music to theater and poetry at our annual Performing Arts Night on Sept. 18, 2019. Each performance showed so much creativity and courage — we couldn’t be prouder! Performing Arts Night celebrates the talents of young people in our Art Program, which…

  4. Larkin Street’s Art Program partners with Walt Disney Family Museum

    The Walt Disney Family Museum is pleased to announce its 2019 community access exhibition,  A Powerful Force: Working to End Homelessness Through Art, which will feature original artwork created by young people experiencing homelessness. The exhibition’s title was inspired  by Walt Disney himself: “There is great comfort and inspiration in this feeling of close human…

  5. Larkin Street’s Youth Advisory Board presents at the 2019 United States Conference on AIDS (USCA)

    Young people from our Youth Advisory Board, Riley and Jasmine, presented at the 2019 United States Conference on AIDS. The conference held in Washington, DC, focused on the plan to end the HIV epidemic in America. Health departments, community-based organizations, People Living with HIV, People on PrEP, national organizations, health centers, health care providers, donors,…

  6. Larkin Street’s 2018-2019 Annual Report Released

    Thanks to your support, more than 2,200 young people experiencing homelessness received help, hope and so much more! As we celebrate our 35th anniversary, your ongoing commitment to ensuring that every young person can reach their full potential means so much! Read more about our results, financials, supporters, events and special guests throughout the last…

  7. Toof partners with Larkin Street

    Toof, a new social enterprise company with a goal to give away one million toothbrushes, chose Larkin Street as their inaugural partner. To celebrate their launch, we hosted a brief event in our Engagement and Community Center during which the Toof team made their first donation of toothbrushes.  Here are photos from the event    

  8. Opinion: For homeless youth, surviving is a crime – Mary Kate Bacalao

    In an article from Youth Today, Our Director of Public Funding Mary Kate Bacalao shares her opinion on the consequences of “move along” policing. Being forced to move from trusted safe spots makes young people experiencing homelessness even more vulnerable especially when they don’t have anywhere else to go. Here’s an excerpt from the piece: ”…

  9. Trans Teens, Trailed by Homelessness – CityLab

    Thanks to CityLab for highlighting the unique struggles that transgender young people experiencing homelessness face. According to the article, an estimated 40% of unhoused youth in the U.S. identify as LGBTQ, and in some California cities, that proportion is higher. The 2019 Point In Time Count also showed that 46% of all unhoused youth are…

  10. Video: A Way Home America Grand Challenge

    In participation of A Way Home America’s Grand Challenge, Larkin Street’s Youth Advisory Board shares why San Francisco is committed to centering the experiences of youth of color and LGBTQ+ youth in the the work to end youth homelessness. We are so thrilled to share that in September, A Way Home America (AWHA) selected San…