Thank you to the San Francisco Chronicle for writing about the importance of having access to technology especially to those who don’t have a home. Young people in our programs who were featured in the article shared that they rely on their phones for everything from tracking public transit, submitting job applications, to the sense of security that smartphones provide.
Here is an excerpt:
“Phones are a necessary part of survival for any of us,” said Sherilyn Adams, executive director of Larkin Street Youth Services, the city’s largest nonprofit working to end youth homelessness. But “young people experiencing homelessness need that lifeline, probably more than I do, when I have a regular place to lay my head.”
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