Larkin Street Stories: Social Inclusion

Larkin Street Youth Services staff discuss social inclusion of youth experiencing homelessness who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT).

This 10-minute video is the second in a three-part series on 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: Social Inclusion with closed captioning and a transcript.

In this episode, Toby Eastman, Larkin’s chief of programs, talks with Larkin staff about a client who felt uncomfortable during support group. This leads to a discussion about how to create and ensure a safe and friendly environment for Larkin’s LGBT clients.

To best serve this population, treatment and service providers need to be aware of the unique needs of LGBT youth. SAMSHA works to expand health services and improve service delivery and outcomes for the LGBT community. Learn more about LGBT youth experiencing homelessnesssocial inclusion.

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Last Updated: 04/19/2016