Larkin Street provides a robust continuum of wraparound care to help young people get off the streets for good, including outreach/engagement services, health/wellness, housing, education and employment. All of our services are tailored to meet young people where they’re at, making our programs easy to get into and hard to fall out of, with the ultimate goal of helping young people develop the knowledge and skills needed for independent adulthood.

Outreach and Engagement

Street Outreach: a roving team that offers food, socks, harm reduction toolkits and other referrals to young people in need on the street throughout San Francisco.
Haight Street Referral Center (HSRC) and Engagement and Community Center (ECC): drop-in centers for young people, offering meals, hygiene supplies, showers, laundry, group activities, case management, individual and group counseling and referrals to additional programming. Learn more about accessing our drop-in centers here.

Health and Wellness

Medical Clinic: free comprehensive primary care, sexual health services, and HIV and Hepatitis C prevention and testing. Learn more about accessing our medical clinic here.
Case Management: coordinated and individualized navigation of Larkin Street programs, behavioral health services, community resources and other supports.
Behavioral Health: brief and long-term therapy to help young people identify and manage behavioral health symptoms.
Residential Aftercare: case management for up to one year for young people who have exited our services to support them in reaching their goals.


Diamond Youth Shelter: one of only two emergency shelters for young people under the age of 18 in San Francisco.
Lark-Inn Shelter: San Francisco’s only emergency shelter for young people ages 18 to 24. Learn more about accessing our shelters here.
Geary House and 1020 Haight: two-year congregate supportive housing programs.
Castro Youth Housing Initiative (CYHI): a two-year scattered-site housing program for young people who identify as LGBTQ including our new housing program just for transgender youth.
Assisted Care/After Care (AC/AC): congregate and scattered site housing, plus an onsite HIV specialty care clinic for young people who are HIV positive.
LEASE: scattered-site housing for former foster youth.
Edward II, Ellis Street Apartments, and Routz: long-term supportive housing with on-site case management; with a focus on young people with mental illness at Routz.
Pathways: a graduated rental-subsidy program helping young people afford their own apartments.

Education and Employment: Larkin Street Academy

YouthForce: immediate access to paid work on supervised work crews.
GED Tutoring: one-on-one and small group tutoring for the high school equivalency exam.
Career Readiness: individual and classroom-based counseling and training on resume development, interview skills and career exploration.
Financial Literacy: individual and classroom-based counseling and training on budgeting, credit, savings and debt-reduction.
Bridge Academy: classroom-based college readiness curriculum.
Learning Centers: six-month, classroom-based curricula to prepare young people for careers in high-growth industries.
College Success: one-on-one counseling on enrollment, credit transfer, financial aid and scholarships resources.
Internships: real-world work experience.
Art Program: hands-on visual, performing arts and design training, along with professional community engagements, including our annual Performing Arts Night.
Youth Advisory Board: a cohort of Larkin Street youth clients, working with a staff ally, to affect policy change at Larkin Street and in the broader community. Learn more about our Youth Advisory Board by watching a short video here.


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