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Organization Profile

Larkin Street Youth Services

The mission of Larkin Street Youth Services (LSYS) is to create a continuum of services that inspires youth to move beyond street life in San Francisco. We nurture potential, promote dignity and suport bold steps by all. On any given night in San Francisco, more than 1,100 young people are on the city’s streets without a safe place to call home, often through no fault of their own. Many more are hiding in plain sight: couch surfing, living in cars or abandoned buildings, or participating in the street economy for a place to sleep. While every young person’s story is unique, there are common themes around trauma, family violence, job disruption, and housing instability. From outreach and housing to health, education, and employment, Larkin Street offers the comprehensive services a young person needs to end the cycle of homelessness and create a permanent pathway out of poverty.

Hunger & Homelessness
Low-income Communities
San Francisco, CA, 94102

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