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This Giving Tuesday, please support our efforts to provide excellent and high quality harm reduction services. Funds raised will help us pay for supplies like clothing, food, condoms & lube, hygiene supplies and more to be distributed to all of our program participants.

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December 17th Fundraiser: GALA Posada


Join St James Infirmary, Our Trans Home SF, La Clinica De La Raza, Instituto Familiar De La Raza, El/La Para Translatinas, East Bay Getting to Zero, and TAJA's Coalition for a fabulous Gala with performers from across the Bay Area.

6pm @Level 13 Ultra Lounge, 341 13th Street, Oakland 21+

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Welcome New Therapist: Sid George

I came into this work after training as a sex educator and confidential advocate for survivors. I am enthusiastic about advocating for survivors of sexual and intimate partner violence, and enjoy creating space for people to safely explore their entire beings without judgement. I am drawn to the field, and particularly to St. James Infirmary, because I believe in spaces that not only affirm people's identities but are intentional about celebrating them as well. Outside of therapy, I enjoy exploring plant shops and flea markets in the East Bay. To book an appointment for mental health services at St James Infirmary, give us a call at (415) 554-8494.

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Community Support Line for Sex Workers Seeks Volunteers

SWOP Behind Bars is seeking volunteers for their Community Support Line especially for people located on the West-coast.

If you are a sex worker in need of support check out the link for online chat functions or

call 1-877-776-2004 ext. 1

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December 17th: International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers

Join us in remembering those we’ve lost to violence, oppression and hate, whether perpetrated by clients, partners, police or the state. End the stigma against sex workers: speak out against shame and whore-phobia.

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DEAR SEX WORKERS: WE LOVE YOU

Online Workshop Series Continues

Mindfulness and Meditation with Vadan is every Monday at 12noon

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California Syringe Exchange Programs Conference

a virtual delight!

This year's California Syringe Exchange Programs Conference was a virtual delight! Check out these amazing testimonials from CASEP members including St James' own Harm Reduction Program staff: Kaos, Brooke, Richard, Earl, and Teri; plus incredible harm reductionists from across the state.

Check out the videos available on YouTube

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Our Trans Home featured on

Hidden Gems

Learn more about St James Infirmary and the Our Trans Home program in "Hidden Gems". Featuring SJI staff members Daizy and Joaquin!

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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16th

ST JAMES INFIRMARY'S ANNUAL HO-LIDAY PARTY

With food and gifts for the sex worker community.

For more details contact [email protected] or 415-554-8494

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What We Believe

There are many factors which affect the working conditions and experiences for all Sex Workers including the political and economic climate, poverty and homelessness, stigmatization, violence, as well as the overwhelming intricacies of the legal, public and social systems. It is the philosophy of St. James Infirmary to build upon existing skills and strengths in order to allow individuals to determine their own goals.

  • We are fundamentally against the criminalizing of Sex Workers—regardless of our different perspectives on decriminalization or legalization, the collective view of the St. James Infirmary is that incarceration of our community further marginalizes and disenfranchised us, which creates barriers to capacity building, and exacerbates a public health crisis.
  • We believe in revolution through healthcare. We challenge the conventional healthcare model that divides patients and providers and fosters unhealthy power dynamics. Our peer-based model creates a safe, trusted, and honest environment in which to provide services, and empowers our community to define our own well-being.
  • We are founded on the principles of harm reduction—St. James Infirmary supports Sex Workers being treated with dignity and respect, in every aspect of their lives

Our Impact

  • We increase access to primary healthcare and social services for Sex Workers throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
  • We formalize communication and collaboration among individuals and agencies who serve Sex Workers to better serve our community.
  • We promote peer-based public health initiatives on behalf of Sex Workers, which may be used as a model for improving occupational health and safety standards and developing comprehensive medical and social services for Sex Workers around the world.
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From Our Blog

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The feds lifted the ban on NEX; finally!

By sjidirector | January 19, 2010

After two decades, the US Congress has voted to lift a ban on federal funding of needle exchange programs in December. This historic decision signals a new area for harm reduction in the United States.    Why it Matters Celebration of the Federal Needle Exchange funding ban LIFT! & Emergency CA Needle Exchange Program Fund Benefit […]

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Clinic is OPEN for 2010

By sjidirector | January 13, 2010

After a restful Holiday break, the clinic is back open for services.  We have some fun things planned for 2010, including a sexy Valentines Party fun-raiser. Come back and visit soon for cool updates. Meanwhile, below is a reminder of our current services and hours: Drop-In Needle Distribution & Disposal Tuesdays: 3-6pm Drop-In Tuesdays: 3-6pm […]

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Closed for Services

By sjidirector | December 25, 2009

In keeping with our tradition, the clinic will be closed for services the last two week of December. This gives the staff a much needed respite to practice personal harm reduction, kindness and self-care.  We also use this valuable time to plan for any changes for the New Year. With the exception of needle distribution […]

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“A Nightmare Before Christmas” Benefiting St. James Infirmary this Sunday December 20th, 4pm @Aunt Charlie’s 133 Turk Street

By sjidirector | December 18, 2009
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December 17th is International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers

By sjidirector | December 15, 2009

Sex Workers Host A Remembrance Gathering & a Solidarity Stroll for the 7th International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers Contact: Kimberlee Cline Phone: 877-776-2004 ext. 2 Email: press(at)swopusa(dot)org This December 17th marks the 7th annual International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers. Events are being planned in over two dozen countries and […]

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Closed for Services

By sjidirector | December 11, 2009

In keeping with our tradition, the clinic will be closed for services the last two week of December. This gives the staff a much needed respite to practice personal harm reduction, kindness and self-care.  We also use this valuable time to plan for any changes for the New Year. With the exception of needle distribution […]

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Holiday Party!!! Thursday, December 10th @6pm

By sjidirector | December 9, 2009

Join the clinic staff and community for our annual Holiday Diner Party at the clinic.  We will have a fun filled evening with food, spirit-free drinks and small gifts for the New Year. Location: 1372 Mission Street @10th When: Thursday, December 10, 2009 6:00pm-8:00pm

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Newly Published Article From the SWEAT Study

By sjidirector | December 5, 2009

The St. James Infirmary is pleased to announce a newly published article by the SWEAT Study. The Sex Work Environmental Assessment Team (SWEAT Study) was a collaborative study between the University of California San Francisco and the St. James Infirmary.  This study sought to examine the working conditions and sexual health risks of female sex […]

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World AIDS Day with UNAIDS in DC

By sjidirector | November 30, 2009

This year, our Executive Director, Naomi Akers will be presenting on issues specific to sex workers in the U.S., the St. James Infirmary model and removing barriers to HIV prevention and treatment.  The theme of the event is HIV, Human Rights, Universal Access and Marginalized Populations.  This event will also be broadcast on a live […]

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SJI IS HOSTING THE EAGLE BEER BUST THIS SUNDAY (Nov. 22)!!

By sjidirector | November 16, 2009

Come out and help support St. James Infirmary this Sunday at the Eagle Tavern’s Sunday Beer Bust! $10 gets you all the beer you can drink from 3-6pm plus food! Bring your friends, enjoy the huge outdoor patio & all the hot men, men, MEN!!! Eagle Tavern 398 12th St. San Francisco, Ca 94103 SUNDAY […]

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