WED San Francisco | Silicon Valley is a 100% volunteer organization, and we depend on the support of our generous supporters and sponsors for our success. This comes in many forms: board member involvement, volunteer work, in-­kind and monetary donations. We would not be able to do what we do without this help!

100% of the Net Proceeds fund RISE UP – a public/private partnership to reduce youth homelessness by 50% by 2023.

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The Problem

No young person should find themselves without a safe and stable place to call home. Yet across the country, one in ten people aged 12 to 25 will experience homelessness in a given year. San Francisco has approximately 1,200 Transition Aged Youth (18-24) experiencing homelessness. This number is down over 20% since 2015, but there is more to do.

The Solution: Rising Up

To super charge our efforts, Mayor London Breed launched Rising Up; a public-private partnership that includes six City departments, five non-profit organizations, a number of local companies, and a group of philanthropic supporters. Larkin Street Youth Services is the anchor institution and fiscal sponsor and the Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing is the lead government agency.

The Goals

The goal of Rising Up is to achieve a 50% reduction for homeless youth ages 18-24 by 2023. We will do this by:

  • Providing Rapid Rehousing services to at least 500 Transition Aged Youth in the next 3 years.
  • Helping 450 TAY with Problem Solving Services to help them get housed without long term financial support.

The timeline for the program is July 2019 – December 2022. Rising Up has already launched and will house over 140 youth by June 2020.


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