About Larkin Street Youth Services
Larkin Street was founded in 1984 by a group of local business owners, church members, and neighbors who were concerned by the rising number of young people engaging in risky behaviors on the streets of San Francisco. With 25 comprehensive youth service programs located throughout San Francisco in over 13 sites, Larkin Street Youth Services is now an internationally recognized model successfully integrating street outreach and emergency shelter, primary medical care, transitional housing, and job training and scholarship assistance to get homeless and at risk kids off the streets.
Larkin Street Youth Services provides homeless, runaway and at-risk kids between the ages of 12 and 24 with the help they need to rebuild their lives. Each year, more than 3,600 kids walk through our doors seeking help. We give them the care, nurturing, and support they need to resolve the immediate crises in their lives and take steps toward a brighter future beyond the streets. Our service continuum is comprehensive; it is designed to meet the myriad and evolving needs of kids without a safe place to call home.
Larkin Street participated in creating training videos for working with LGBT youth for the Homeless Resource Center. View Episode 1 below.
To view more Episodes and learn more about the videos, visit the SAMHSA YouTube Channel.