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  1. A National First: SF Opens Safe House For Embattled Transgender Youths – San Francisco Chronicle

    Huge thanks to the San Francisco Chronicle for highlighting our new transitional housing program specifically for transgender young people experiencing homelessness. The new housing program, which is the first of its kind in the nation, aims to provide a safe space for young people to cope from struggles they’ve faced as transgender youths while also…

  2. Congregation Emanu-El Embraces Efforts to End Youth Homelessness

    We’re grateful to Congregation Emanu-El for their enthusiastic embrace of the value of “tikun olam” (“repair the world”) through their support of the work to end youth homelessness this year. From a holiday gift drive supplying backpacks stuffed with gifts for each of the young people in our housing programs to their weekly meal nights…

  3. Middle-Schooler Raises Thousands For Her Peers in Need

    When Lily Lee was just five years old, she learned that some kids don’t have parents to take care of them. Heartbroken, she decided to use her birthday money to buy gifts for foster kids. Now 12 years old, Lily continues to give to young people in need including those at Larkin Street. Every holiday…

  4. Open Forum: Invest in Unhoused Youth Before Homelessness Becomes A Way of Life – San Francisco Chronicle

    Our executive director, Sherilyn Adams, shared why it’s important for San Francisco to invest in young people to prevent chronic homelessness. Here is the full piece published on the San Francisco Chronicle: No resident, worker or visitor in San Francisco is unfamiliar with our pervasive and systemic homelessness crisis. Homelessness has consistently ranked as the…

  5. A Message From Sherilyn – 2019 Spring-Summer Newsletter

    Dear Friends, A lot has changed since Larkin Street opened its doors in 1984. From a small storefront at 1040 Larkin Street that served just over 100 teens to a multi-site and multi-service organization that reaches nearly 2,500 young people annually, Larkin Street has truly made an impact on the homelessness crisis in our City….

  6. Larkin Street Launches New Housing Program for Transgender Youth

    We are so excited to announce the opening of a new housing program at Larkin Street that specializes in meeting the needs of transgender youth, the first of its kind in the nation. Transgender youth are significantly overrepresented in the homeless population and are often the most marginalized, disconnected, and traumatized. These young people need…

  7. Women’s History Month: Sherilyn Adams, a Leader Dedicated to Fighting Youth Homelessness – Lyft Blog

    Thank you Lyft for featuring our very own Sherilyn Adams in your Women’s History Month series. In March, Lyft offered discounted rides to places honoring women’s contributions to our history as well as to select women-owned businesses. Sherilyn chose The Tenderloin Museum as one of the places to celebrate for Women’s History Month. Here is…

  8. Photos From Our Paving the Way Gala – March 22, 2019

    Once again, our Paving the Way Gala was a huge success, we raised one million dollars, and we have all of you to thank for that! Mayor London Breed, who has been an impassioned advocate for young people for years, received our Anne B. Stanton Award and shared her own meaningful story. Our Youth Achievement…

  9. San Francisco’s The Battery Awards $250,000 to Larkin Street Youth Services

    Battery Powered, the member-led giving program of The Battery, a private social club based in San Francisco, awarded grants to organizations working to make homelessness in San Francisco a rare, brief and one time experience and we are so honored to be chosen as one of the grantees! The $250,00 award will support capacity-building for…

  10. Call for Submissions: Share Your Larkin Street Memories

    Celebrate our 35th Anniversary with us by sharing your favorite Larkin Street memory! As an organization that started as a small drop-in center and now provides beds and supportive services for more than 300 young people every night, we are proud of our history. From big to small wins, our past accomplishments are a testament…