The mission of the Lavender Youth Recreation & Information Center (LYRIC) is to build community and inspire positive social change throu Read more [...]
About the Organization
Larkin Street provides youth between the ages of 12 and 24 with the help they need to rebuild their lives. Each year, more than 3,000 youth walk through our doors seeking help. We give them a place where they can feel safe; rebuild their sense of self-respect, trust, and hope; learn school, life and job skills; and find the confidence to build a future.
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 comprehensive youth service programs located throughout San Francisco, Larkin Street Youth Services is now an internationally recognized model successfully integrating housing, education, employment and health service to get homeless and at-risk kids off the streets.
Programs and Services
Helpline: 800-669-6196Organization works specifically with youth (ages 10-24): YesDrop-in: YesStreet outreach: YesCase management: YesEmergency housing: YesLong term housing: YesMeals: YesMedical: YesHIV testing and counseling: YesOther STD or STI testing: YesCounseling or mental health care: YesEducation or GED preparation or school counseling: YesCollege counseling and preparation: YesCareer counseling: YesJob training or skills development: YesYouth development opportunities: YesCharging stations or power outlets: YesFree WiFi: YesLaundry Services: YesShowers: Yes