Rising Up is changing the way San Francisco addresses youth homelessness. Each partner organization is shifting from working on its own interventions to collectively come together toward the shared vision of making youth homelessness rare, brief, and one-time. Our first proof point is our Rising Up goal of reducing homelessness for youth ages 18-25 by 50% by 2023. Rising Up is led by the Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing. Larkin Street Youth Services is the anchor non-profit institution. The organizations below are key players in the initiative.


Mayors Office Logo

Mayor’s Office

Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing

Office of Financial Empowerment


At The Crossroads

Brilliant Corners

First Place for Youth

Five Keys Schools and Programs

Larkin Street Youth Services

3rd Street Youth Center & Clinic


Sherilyn Adams, Executive Director, Larkin Street Youth Services
Ilsa Lund, Senior Director of Operations, Larkin Street Youth Services
Jennifer Malvoux, Housing Services Director, Brilliant Corners
Travis Chapman, Youth Representative, Tipping Point Community
Cricket Miller – Rapid Rehousing Program Manager, HSH
Kathie Lowry, Fundraising Campaign Manager, Rising Up


We are so very grateful for our supporters.
To date, we have raised over $50,000,000.


State of California
City and County of San Francisco


We are grateful to our philanthropic private partners which helped us achieve our private fundraising goal of $25M.

Warner Brothers
the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation
the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation
the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
the Hellman Foundation
the Stanley Langendorf Foundation
Sutter Health
Tipping Point Community
the Crankstart Foundation
Joe Gebbia
Ben Harris
Parker Harris and Holly Johnson
Brenda Jewett
JaMel Perkins
Maryam and Oran Muduroglu
Tammy and Bill Crown
Cynthia Cornell
Sobia Shaikh
Richard Fredericks
Sarah Minetti
Michael Rolig

Since 2015, collaborative efforts to address youth
homelessness have led to a 22% decrease in youth
homelessness in San Francisco.