Your Call: Ending youth homelessness, live from Larkin Street Youth Services

Jun 28, 2016

On the June 28th edition of Your Call, we continue our week-long series about the homeless crisis in San Francisco. Today we’re broadcasting live from Larkin Street Youth Services in the Tenderloin.

Last year’s census counted 1,500 children and youth who live on the streets or in shelters. From fleeing physical or sexual abuse and neglect, to sex trafficking and higher rates of death, homeless youth face substantial risks. What are the solutions to ending youth homelessness? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

Sherilyn Adams, executive director of Larkin Street Youth Services 

Martha Mar, academy director, Larkin Street Youth Services

Jessie Rodriquez Williams, Youth Advisory Board member for Larkin Street Youth Services

Matthew Cross, student in the Larkin Street Academy Tech Learning Center

Faijon Ekah, student in the Larkin Street Academy Tech Learning Center

Web Resources:

Larkin Street

Mercy Housing

At the Crossroads

YEAH (Berkeley)

Covenant House (Oakland)

Project Homeless Connect

Homeless Shelter Directory

Homeless Directory (California - San Francisco)

Homeless Youth Alliance

National Alliance to End Homelessness: Youth

San Francisco: Homeless Point-in-Time Count and Survey 2015

The Guardian: Mortality rate for homeless youth in San Francisco is 10 times higher than peers

The Examiner: Thousands of homeless youth in Bay Area are targeted for sexual exploitation