News

  1. Holiday action for San Francisco’s invisible homeless population – SF Examiner

    We have joined forces with sfciti to host One City Gives. On December 13, volunteers from tech companies all over San Francisco came together to give back to our city’s young people experiencing homelessness. Read the op-ed below by our executive director, Sherilyn Adams, and sf.citi’s executive director Jennifer Stojkivic about One City Gives and…

  2. Photos from Friends of Larkin Street 10th Annual Ice Skating – Dec. 11, 2019

    Thanks to our next generation group of supporters, Friends of Larkin Street, and guests for making the 10th Annual Sip ‘n Skate a huge success! Because of you, we raised more than $41,000 for young people experiencing homelessness in San Francisco — enough to provide one month of housing, health services and jobs support for…

  3. New video: How Larkin Street is ending youth homelessness

    In the 35 years since Larkin Street opened its doors, we’ve honed our approach into an effective model to end homelessness for young people. Our comprehensive housing, health care, education and employment programs combine to create a solid foundation that empowers young people to reach their goals. In this new video, hear from program participants and…

  4. Announcing a new partnership with St. James Infirmary to serve transgender individuals experiencing homelessness

    We can’t think of a better time than during Transgender Awareness Month to announce a new partnership with St. James Infirmary, a peer-based non-profit serving sex workers, a large proportion of whom identify as transgender and have experiences with homelessness. St. James Infirmary will launch  its  first housing program, which will specifically serve individuals who…

  5. Photos from the Outward Bound City Skyline Challenge – Nov. 1, 2019

    We are so proud of Team Larkin Street for accepting the Skyline Challenge again this year, raising over $12,000 for Outward Bound programs for young people experiencing homelessness! Among the brave rappellers and fundraisers were executive director Sherilyn Adams, board members Allison Wysocki (for her sixth year!) and John Viola, partner Scott Walton of BroadwaySF and…

  6. Help Our Young People Have A Happy Holiday – 2019 Holiday Gift Drive

    For young people experiencing homelessness, access to basic needs can be a challenge. This holiday season, you can help make sure that young people have what they need to reach their goals and dreams.  GIFT CARDS Ross Safeway Target Walgreens VISA GIFTS (assortment of adult sizes) Hats Gloves Socks (new) T-shirts  (new) Underwear (new) Bras…

  7. Our Behavioral Health team expands and serves more young people

    We are thrilled to share that Larkin Street expanded its Behavioral Health team by hiring three new clinicians this year! The behavioral health department promotes mental health, emotional resilience, and wellness throughout Larkin Street with programs including one-on-one consultations, groups, and staff training and development. Behavioral health services are key in our continuum of wraparound…

  8. A letter from a Larkin Street program participant – 2019 Fall-Winter Newsletter

    From time to time, young people reach out to us to let us know the impact our programs had on their lives. Chibu’s story is an inspiration to us and we are thrilled to share it with you. My name is Chibuenyi Griffith. I was born in Nigeria, grew up in foster care, hopping from…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…