The Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing (HSH) and Larkin Street Youth Services are excited to share that our partner, Twitter, just announced a $50,000 commitment to the Rising Up campaign, a public-private partnership that builds on existing programs to cut youth homelessness in half by 2023.

Mayor London Breed launched Rising Up in October 2018 to prevent homelessness for 450 young people, and provide temporary housing subsidies and other supportive services to an additional 500 young people experiencing homelessness in San Francisco.

This work will require significant investments to reach its goals, and to kick-start the campaign, the City of San Francisco launched Rising Up with a commitment of $10 million. Twitter joins other private investors who have given a total of $6.4 million, which puts Rising Up just over the halfway point towards its $30 million goal!  Funds raised via Rising Up will be allocated across the non-profit partners providing housing, education and employment services to young people experiencing homelessness. We are so grateful for Twitter’s contribution to this impactful initiative. And we also want to recognize our partner, Twilio, for their facilitation of this gift.

We’re thrilled to see the community continuing to recognize that youth homelessness is a crisis that can only be resolved by working together. The housing and supportive services Rising Up will make possible for young people experiencing homelessness will impact our city both today, and in the years to come. Thank you to the many partners making this work possible!