Thank you for your ongoing support of the work to end youth homelessness. We need to ask more of you this week because some young people may not receive the services they need to stay off the streets. For all our supporters who live or work in San Francisco, please join us in taking urgent action on City funding for the next fiscal year by contacting your District Supervisor before Fri., June 21 and advocating to sustain critical shelter and housing for young people.
Without increased funding from the City, we will need to reduce beds for young people under the age of 18, young people who identify as LGBTQ (including our new Trans-specific housing program) and young people ages 18 to 24 who are working or in school.
A reduction in shelter and housing will dramatically impact youth. Please take 10 minutes to call or email your Supervisor today to make sure this doesn’t happen. We’ve included detailed talking points below (but feel free to personalize) and you can find your District Supervisor and their contact information here.
Call/Email Talking Points
Dear Supervisor [insert your Supervisor’s name here],
Thank you for supporting the many important investments in addressing homelessness and youth homelessness in our City.
I am reaching out to ask you to prevent the reduction of shelter and housing for young people experiencing homelessness at Diamond Youth Shelter, Geary House and the Castro Youth Housing Initiative.
Without your support, Larkin Street Youth Services will need to reduce critical housing for youth under 18, LGBTQ-identified and transgender youth and youth ages 18 to 24 who are working or in school.
Please help us maintain housing and shelter beds for young people.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why are these programs at risk of being reduced?
While the City has made many investments in creating new opportunities for people to move out of homelessness, their current level of support for these programs is not adequate to sustain existing services.
What about Prop C, isn’t there more money for homelessness services available now?
Prop C is currently under litigation and even though funds are being collected by the City, they are not being disbursed to service providers.
Didn’t the Mayor just announce new funding for housing?
Yes, Mayor Breed did announce new funding, and we’re grateful for that! But most of that funding is for new programs, not to sustain existing services.
Please join us in taking urgent action on City funding for the next fiscal year by contacting your District Supervisor before Fri., June 21 and advocating to sustain critical shelter and housing for youth.
Thank you for your support of the work to end youth homelessness!