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  1. Larkin Street program participants share how the COVID-19 outbreak has impacted their lives – 2020 Spring-Summer Newsletter

    As someone who’s recovering from past substanceuse, it’s been difficult not being able to go to mysupport group meetings. I’ve been sober for a yearand a half now and I intend to work very hard not tolet COVID-19’s impact get in the way of my recovery.That’s not to say it hasn’t been a struggle. Eventhough…

  2. Host a fundraiser for #GivingTuesdayNow

    Giving back isn’t cancelled! Let’s come together on May 5 for #GivingTuesdayNow and respond to the unprecedented impact caused by COVID-19.  The need for services to support young people experiencing homelessness has never been more real and immediate. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, almost 50% of young people accessing Larkin Street’s services have lost their jobs and they need our help now more than…

  3. A message from Sherilyn – 2020 Spring-Summer Newsletter

    Dear Friends, As we navigate these unprecedented times, I want to stop and acknowledge all of you – our supporters, board members, staff, and volunteers. I recognize the sweeping effects that COVID-19 has had on our daily lives, shared communities, and the world around us. Like everyone, I miss being close, in community, and look…

  4. Supervisor Matt Haney calls for increased testing and incentive pay for frontline workers

    On April 20, Supervisor Matt Haney, hosted a virtual press conference and urged leaders to speak out against the lack of widespread testing in high-risk places like homeless shelters and the need for frontline workers in the homeless response system to earn hazardous pay. Currently, the Department of Public Health is providing testing for symptomatic…

  5. Bay Area rapper G-Eazy donates meals to at-risk youth in San Francisco – KTVU

    We are so grateful for G-Eazy’s support during this global pandemic. For the entire month of April, the Bay Area rapper is providing meals to our housing programs through a partnership with Mi Morena. Huge thanks to KTVU’s coverage of this critical support during the COVID-19 outbreak. Here’s a quote from G-Eazy on why he…

  6. COVID-19 Resource Guide

    We have created a non-profit COVID-19 resource guide to help other organizations navigate this ever-changing landscape. We are working hard to develop and share solutions needed to maintain operations while doing our part to mitigate risks to the youth we serve and our staff. This page will be update frequently as solutions and resources are…

  7. LGBT+ homeless fear violence, illness as coronavirus shuts U.S. shelters – Thomson Reuters Foundation News

    Thomson Reuters Foundation News highlights how the spread of COVID-19 is affecting young people experiencing homelessness who identify as LGBTQ+. Even though Larkin Street has been able to continue services in the midst of this global pandemic, other shelters across the country have been forced to shut down to follow safety precautions over social distancing….

  8. Important update about COVID-19 (coronavirus)

    Please read on for an update on what is happening here at Larkin Street. Our primary focus is on the health and safety of the youth we serve and our staff. We are committed to continuing to provide critical, lifesaving services that young people need to come inside, get housed, and rebuild their lives, which is now more…

  9. COVID-19 Taking its Toll on Non-Profit Organizations – KTVU

    KTVU highlights how COVID-19 is impacting non-profit organizations’ fundraising efforts. Here’s an excerpt from the article: At Larkin Street Youth Services, which provides help and housing for homeless young people, Friday’s gala is now off. Organizers say would have raised about a $1 million. “It will potentially mean we are going to have to think…

  10. Video: SurveyMonkey highlights partnership with Larkin Street

    SurveyMonkey, a leading global survey software company, has raised over $15 million for nonprofit partners including Larkin Street through its Contribute platform. Through this program, respondents sign up for free, and are sent market research surveys based on the profile they create. For each survey a respondent completes, a 50-cent donation goes to the charity…