Our Children, Our Families Council Members
Larkin Street Youth Services
Sherilyn Adams came to Larkin Street in 2003, where she supervised the agency’s licensed residential programs, HIV/AIDS-related services and outreach programs. Her dedication and skill in establishing and maintaining relationships with public and private partners earned her a promotion to Chief of Programs. In August of 2005, she became the Agency’s Executive Director. Sherilyn has developed and managed a wide range of programs for children, youth, families and single adults over the course of the past two decades. Her proficiencies encompass the areas of substance abuse, mental health, HIV/AIDS, child abuse and family violence issues. She has been an active member of many nonprofit boards and community task forces including: the Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center of Yolo County; the Child Sexual Abuse Treatment Center of Yolo County; Dimensions Youth Clinic for Queer Youth; the California Coalition for Youth and the AIDS Alliance for Children Youth and Families; Mayor’s Transitional Youth Task Force; San Francisco HIV Health Planning WorkGroup; the National Alliance to End Homelessness LGBTQ Advisory Board and Co-Chairs the San Francisco Human Services Network. Sherilyn received the Lewis Hine Award from the National Child Labor Committee for outstanding service to children and youth. Ms. Adams holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master’s Degree in Social Work.