SOURCE: Larkin Street Youth Services

Larkin Street Youth Services

April 15, 2015 11:30 ET

Media Advisory: San Francisco Non-Profit Moves Into the Tenderloin -- Creating Service Hub

Larkin Street Youth Services Grand Opening Celebration

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 15, 2015) - On April 22, 2015 Larkin Street Youth Services will be joined by a myriad of community supporters to celebrate the Grand Opening of 134 Golden Gate Avenue -- the new, consolidated, central service hub for the organization that serves over 3,000 homeless and at-risk youth 12 - 24 annually.

Speakers to Include:
Mayor Edwin Lee
San Francisco Mayor
Bevan Dufty
Director of Housing Opportunity, Partnerships & Engagement; Mayor's Office
Rebecca Prozan
Manager of Public Policy, Community, and Government Affairs; Google
Supervisor London Breed
District 5 Supervisor
Supervisor Jane Kim
District 6 Supervisor
Maria Su
Executive Director, Department of Children, Youth, and their Families

Jim Welsh, Chief of Programs for Larkin Street, has noted the move as critical to the future goals of the organization and important to the success of the organization's clients, as "programs and services are now better aligned within Larkin Street, and allied with the local community."

Enjoy guided tours of the new three-story facility, including the newly re-named education and employment services space -- Larkin Street Academy -- while classes are in session.

"District 6 is the proud home of Larkin Street Youth Services' new service hub, where homeless youth can access everything from showers and meals, to medical care, to career-track training and college admission assistance," said Supervisor Kim. "Larkin Street and its new location are a critical piece of San Francisco's efforts to reduce barriers for homeless youth, engage them in life-saving services, and put them on a pathway toward a productive, independent future."

During the Grand Opening, Larkin Street will be recognizing local corporate supporters, including Google, whose Rebecca Prozan said "we're honored to be a transformational funder of Larkin Street. Providing support for their wonderful new consolidated service center, and expanded education and job training, gives the greater community of San Francisco young people on a path towards success, rather than a path towards a life-time of homelessness."

Space is limited, please RSVP.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
10 am - 12 pm
134 Golden Gate Avenue

About Larkin Street Youth Services
San Francisco's Larkin Street Youth Services is an internationally recognized leader in providing effective housing, medical, social, and educational services to at-risk, homeless, and runaway youth. Larkin Street reaches youth ages 12 - 24 through programs and services across San Francisco. Three out of four youth who complete the organization's comprehensive programs exit street life. For more information, please visit: www.larkinstreetyouth.org and follow us online: Facebook, @LarkinStreet, and YouTube

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