Larkin Street Youth Services is a nonprofit empowering young people to move beyond homelessness. Founded in 1984, we’ve helped over 75,000 young adults in San Francisco by providing a continuum of healthcare, housing, employment, and education services.
As San Francisco’s largest nonprofit provider for young people experiencing homelessness, we are supported by private donors including foundations, corporations, and individuals, as well as government funding. We’re also part of the movement to end youth homelessness on a national scale through policy partnerships with national organizations and fellow nonprofits.
Our vision is not to interrupt homelessness for young people, but rather, to end it permanently.
To do this, we provide comprehensive services that meet young peoples’ needs, while encouraging them to access our services when and how they feel comfortable. This helps our young people take charge of their own lives, developing long-lasting self-sufficiency while building trust in themselves and our staff.
Our work is internationally recognized as setting a high standard for innovative and effective care for young people experiencing homelessness.