Since 1984, Larkin Street Youth Services has been committed to helping San Francisco's most vulnerable youth ages 12-24 move beyond street life. This commitment has fueled the development of a comprehensive continuum of services that is nationally recognized as a model of innovative and effective care. We offer stability, safety, and the opportunity for a better life.
Larkin Street's continuum provides a range of housing options--from immediate emergency shelter to permanent supportive housing--in addition to essential wraparound services that offer kids the resources and skills they need to exit street life. Supportive services include education, technology and employment training; healthcare, including mental health, substance abuse, and HIV services; and case management. One year post-exit from Larkin Street core residential programs, a majority of youth will have attained these outcomes in 4 major life domains: housing, education, employment and wellness.
Our success rate in helping kids get off the street for good testifies to a simple truth: Given safety, shelter, compassion, guidance, and enough positive options, kids can find their own solutions. We believe all youth deserve the chance to reach their full potential and contribute their best to the world. – less