Larkin Street Youth Services

Ending Youth Homelessness

Since 1984, Larkin Street has provided more than 75,000 youth with comprehensive housing, education, employment, and wellness services. The San Francisco-based organization works with youth, ages 12-24, who are experiencing homelessness and empowers them to achieve independence. Larkin Street’s impact is unparalleled: three out of four young people who complete housing programs exit homelessness.

Behavioral health support is an essential component of Larkin Street’s continuum of services. Many unhoused youth have experienced trauma – either from abuse or neglect in their home of origin, or from violence or exploitation on the street. In partnership with UCSF’s Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, Larkin Street offers a robust Yoga and Mindfulness Program, which provides both drop-in and ongoing, cohort-based classes. Integrated with housing, education, and employment programs, the Yoga and Mindfulness Program complements Larkin Street’s focus on whole person health and helps young people develop coping strategies for trauma.