Programs, Locations, and Hours

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Emergency Services
Community Based Housing
Transitional Housing
Medical Services
Education and Employment Services
Referral Guide
* For a summary of Drop In services while we move, click here.

Emergency Services

Lark-Inn for Youth
Ages 18-24
869 Ellis Street (between Van Ness and Polk)
415.749.2968 or 800.447.8223

7:00 p.m. Must be at shelter for an emergency bed.
Access waitlist and check in daily for a permanent bed.

Diamond Youth Shelter
Ages 17 and under
536 Central Avenue (between Hayes and Grove)
800.669.6196 or 415.567.1020
Emergency Shelter
Open 24 hours, 7 days a week.
Meals, showers, groups

Drop-In Center
Ages 20 and under
800.669.6196 or 415.673.0911 ext. 5
Meals, showers, clothing, laundry, lockers, case management
Drop-In Center Services are temporarily relocating as we transition to a new building. All services are provided at alternate locations during the move, click here for a summary. Contact Irene Casanova, Director of Engagement, for details: 415.673.0911, ext. 281 or email.

Haight Street Referral Center
Ages 24 and under
1317 Haight Street (between Central and Masonic)
Call first for up-to-date hours:
Tuesday: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Thursday: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Friday: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Drop-In services, meals, hygiene supplies, groups,case management, individual & group counseling, referrals

Community Based Housing

Supportive housing for emancipated foster care youth ages 18 – 24
Contact: Manager at 415.673.0911 ext. 216

Castro Youth Housing Initiative
Supportive Housing for youth ages 18 – 24 for LGBTQ in the Castro District
Contact: Manager at 415.749.1034

Scattered-site housing for youth ages 18 – 24 with behavioral health needs. Dedicated housing site
Contact: Manager at 415.749.1034

Ellis Street Apartments
Permanent housing for young adults ages 18 – 24
Contact: Manager at 415.749.1034

Transitional Housing Services

The LOFT (licensed group home #385600134)
Ages 15-18
Transitional housing and support services for underage youth
Main Line: 415.255.8916

Geary House
Ages 18-24
Two year program providing transitional housing and support services for older youth
Main Line: 415.359.2205
Manager: 415.673.0911 ext. 602

Assisted Care/ Aftercare
Ages 18-24
Emergency and community based housing for HIV+ youth
Main Line/ 24 hours: 415.749.6976

Medical Services

Medical Clinic
Ages 24 and under
1138 Sutter Street (between Larkin and Polk)
415.673.0911 ext. 259 or 800.669.6196
Free comprehensive primary care
M,W,Th,F: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Closed everyday from 1:00 p.m – 2:00 p.m.

Education and Employment Services

Larkin Street Academy
Ages 12 – 24
1154 Sutter Street
415.673.0911 ext 217
Monday and Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Job readiness, college readiness, computer classes,
job placement and retention, internships, tutoring,
GED tutoring and classes, secondary and post-secondary
school enrollment and support

To find out how to get to one of Larkin Street’s youth programs using public transportation, visit

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