Rising Up to Reduce Youth Homelessness—October 2018
Every night, there are more than 1,200 young people experiencing homelessness in San Francisco. And we know that 50% of all chronically homeless adults first experienced homelessness before their 25th birthday. This link between youth homelessness and chronic homelessness is undeniable and tragic. That is why Tipping Point is investing in interventions that support vulnerable people earlier in their lives. These are our kids—and the future of our city.
This month, I joined San Francisco’s Mayor London Breed and Larkin Street Youth Services Executive Director Sherilyn Adams (a long-time Tipping Point grantee) to announce the Rising Up campaign. Tipping Point has committed $3 million to kickstart this bold program targeting transitional-aged youth experiencing homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless in San Francisco.
We are proud to be part of this ambitious campaign that will invest in young people when they need us most. Read on to learn more about Rising Up.
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