Larkin Street Youth Services

For The 3rd Street Youth Center And Clinic

This grant would continue support for the 3rd Street Youth Center and Clinic, which offers comprehensive health and family planning services in Bayview Hunters Point, one of San Francisco's most disadvantaged neighborhoods. Bayview has the most cases of chlamydia and gonorrhea among San Francisco teens, a teen birth rate three times that of other areas of the city, and an infant mortality rate among the highest in California. Fifty percent of this community's youths live in poverty. The center focuses on improving their access to services, offering sexual and behavioral information through their peers, and engaging them to serve as leaders in the community and in the agency itself. In 2006, the Foundation was one of the first private donors to support this new clinic. Over the past four years, it has grown to serve over 1,000 unique clients, close to its goal of reaching half the 2,800 eligible local youths.
About the Grantee
134 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA, 94102, United States
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for the Art Program  
Larkin Street Youth Services provides an array of health, housing, employment, and education services for San Francisco youth experiencing homelessness. Each year, the organization reaches over 1,600 youth. Its multidisciplinary arts programs cultivate self-expression, wellness, and career development, and are among its most popular offerings. Guided by arts educators, youth engage in performing arts, music, creative writing, videography, and visual arts workshops, and participate in internships at partner organizations. This grant for Larkin Street Youth Services’ Art Program advances the Performing Arts Program’s Youth strategy and Program Delivery substrategy.
for the Youth Arts Program  
Larkin Street Youth Services (LSYS) provides programs that support homeless young adults in their move toward independence, and its Arts Program has always played a critical role in positive youth development. With funding over the past six years, LSYS has been able to strengthen its infrastructure, and both youth clients and organization leadership recognize the Arts Program as one of its most important assets, often bringing in the hardest-to-reach youths. With renewed funding, LSYS plans to deepen the integration of the Arts Program throughout its other services, increasing the organization’s effectiveness in reaching the most marginalized homeless youth and moving all of its clients toward stable housing and independence.
for the 3rd Street Youth Center and Clinic  
This grant will provide continued support to the 3rd Street Youth Center and Clinic, which offers teen pregnancy prevention services in the context of a comprehensive youth center and health clinic in San Francisco’s Bayview Hunters Point community. The clinic provides comprehensive primary care, mental health, community outreach, and development services to youth in the community.

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