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 following organizations are key players in the initiative.

ABOUT OUR WORK

To learn more about our work, current impact, and model, click on the documents below.

Rising Up Overview
Update Report – October 2021
Rising Up Initiative Presentation

GOVERNMENT

Mayor’s Office

Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing

San Francisco Department of Children, Youth and Their Families

San Francisco Department of Public Health

Office of Financial Empowerment

San Francisco Unified School District

Mayor’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development

San Francisco Human Services Agency

Department of Adult Probation

Department of Juvenile Probation

NON-PROFIT

At The Crossroads

Brilliant Corners

First Place for Youth

Five Keys Schools and Programs

Larkin Street Youth Services

3rd Street Youth Center & Clinic

STEERING COMMITTEE

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
Mitch Findley, Senior Planner, Tipping Point Community
Alan Guttirez, Federal Subsidy Team Manager, HSH
Cricket Miller – Rapid Rehousing Program Manager, HSH
Salvador Menjivar, Director of Housing, HSH
Cynthia Nagendra – Director of Planning, HSH
Kathie Lowry, Fundraising Campaign Manager, Rising Up

OUR SUPPORTERS

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

PUBLIC
$26,074,971

State of California
City and County of San Francisco


PRIVATE
$24,335,000

CORPORATIONS & FOUNDATIONS

$1,000,000 and up
Airbnb
Crankstart Foundation
Tipping Point Community

$100,000 to $999,999
Anonymous
AT&T
The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
Hellman Foundation
Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation
Twilio

$15,000 to $99,999
Dolby
The Stanley S. Langendorf Foundation
Sutter Health
Twitter
Warner Bros.
Xilinx

INDIVIDUALS

$1,000,000 and up
Joe Gebbia

$100,000 to $999,999
Anonymous
Tammy and Bill Crown
Parker Harris and Holly Johnson
Brenda Jewett

$1,000 to $99,999
Cynthia Cornell
Ben Harris
Maryam and Oran Muduroglu
JaMel Perkins
Sobia Shaikh

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