Larkin Street Stories: LGBT Youth Homelessness

An introduction to Larkin Street Youth Services and how it addresses homelessness among youth who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT).

This seven-minute video is the first in a three-part series about Larkin Street Youth Services, a shelter for youth experiencing homelessness in San Francisco. Larkin Street Stories captures Larkin staff working to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth who lack housing. Visit SAMHSA's YouTube channel to access a version of Larkin Street Stories: LGBT Youth Homelessness with closed captioning and a transcript.

In this episode, two of the organization’s leaders discuss their approach for engaging clients and building relationships. Then we visit the Larkin Street Drop-In Center, where youth talk about how family rejection of their LGBT identity led them to leave home.

LGBT youth are at high risk for homelessness due to social exclusion. SAMSHA works to expand health services and improve service delivery and outcomes for the LGBT community. Learn more about LGBT youth experiencing homelessness and social inclusion.

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Last Updated: 04/19/2016