On any given night, more than 1,300 young people in SF are without a place to go and usually ending up couchsurfing, living in cars, or sleeping in abandoned buildings. Larkin Street Youth Services has helped more than 75,000 teenagers and young adults in San Francisco since 1984 in its effort to end the local cycle of homelessness. It does so by sending street outreach teams with food, clothing, and hygiene supplies, and offers a medical clinic and drop-in centers in the Tenderloin and Haight neighborhoods. There, young people can find hot showers, warm meals, and even internet access.
Get Involved: Join the Friends of Larkin Street, which hosts periodic social events to raise funds for the organization, like the annual Holiday Ice Skating Party every December. Even if you don’t become a member, you can still grab tickets to an event.