Our Children, Our Families Council Members




Sherilyn Adams

Executive Director 

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.


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