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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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House of Garza Presents: Action!

By sjidirector | November 14, 2009

ACTION! A Cocktail Party hosted by GARZA with special guests and local artists. Benefiting St. James Infirmary @ CAFE FLORE 2298 Market Street in the Castro. SATURDAY NOVEMBER 14th, 9 to 11 pm Come show your support, learn about HIV research and the HIV vaccine trials and have some fun!

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This Just in from Sex Worker’s Project (NYC)…

By sjidirector | October 28, 2009

From Sex Worker’s Project website… Call your legislators today! (Numbers below) The Rhode Island legislature is currently considering a bill, HB5044A, which would recriminalize indoor prostitution. The main justification being offered for passage of the bill is that it is absolutely necessary to prevent and address trafficking into prostitution. Sex Worker Project’s experience has been […]

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A Folsom twist on Twister

By sjidirector | October 12, 2009

B.ay A.rea R.eporter October 1, 2009 “Race Cooper plants his tongue on Tony Aziz’s nipple during a game of “Nearly Naked Twister” at the Folsom Street Fair Sunday, September 27. Warm weather brought out throngs of people to the leather and fetish extravaganza. The popular Twister game (with a kinkier twist) was a benefit for […]

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Taking the Pledge

By sjidirector | October 7, 2009

Taking the Pledge is a 13-minute film featuring sex workers from Bangladesh, Brazil, Cambodia, Mali, Thailand and more! They describe the problems created by the ‘anti-prostitution pledge’ required to receive USAID and PEPFAR funds. In English, Khmer, Thai, French, Portuguese and Bengali, with English subtitles. Watch in full-screen mode to read the subtitles. Produced by […]

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From our friends at the Desiree Alliance: Las Vegas, 2010

By sjidirector | September 30, 2009

The Desiree Alliance is pleased to announce that our upcoming National Sex Worker Conference will be in sunny Las Vegas, Nevada, July 25th – 30th, 2010. The process for choosing Las Vegas as our next conference site was a lengthy one, that first involved a broadly distributed community survey that revealed the top three location sites […]

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Folsom Street: Hot & Heavy 4 Volunteers

By sjidirector | August 27, 2009

This year St. James Infirmary is partnering as a major beneficiary of the Folsom Street Fair Events and will receive a grant of $8,000 grant. This money will be used to help with vital clinic services during so many City & State budget cuts. We are looking for people to help out St. James Infirmary […]

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Stop, Look, Listen-GAATW Petition-Recognise Rights

By sjidirector | August 17, 2009

Re-posted from Sex Workers Outreach Project Dear Friends, There is debate within the movement about how to address the numerous injustices that we see, committed against sex workers in the name of combating trafficking. GAATW has always supported decriminalization of prostitutioni, and their anti-trafficking work is informed by sex worker rights issues. This petition represents […]

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Hos, Hookers, Call Girls & Rent Boys

By sjidirector | July 30, 2009

If you missed the readings of this book last week at Center for Sex and Culture, or  at A Different Light, you can still catch one on Tuesday, August 4th at 7pm at Modern Times –888 Valencia St San Francisco. Join Dr. Carol Queen, Lorelei Lee, Al Eros, Lilycat, Diana Morgaine, RJ Martin, David Henry […]

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AIDS Walk 2009, Hos of Harm Reduction

By sjidirector | July 18, 2009

Tomorrow, St. James Infirmary staff will be strutting their stuff in Golden Gate Park for the SF AIDS Walk. Our team, the Hos of Harm Reduction, is still accepting donations.  By contributing to our AIDS Walk efforts you will be supporting important life saving HIV/AIDS work as well as the St. James Infirmary. If you […]

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NEW REDUCED SERVICES

By sjidirector | June 30, 2009

So this is not good news, but because of the budget cuts in the last 6 months, and a reduction in our grants and donations we are making some more changes to our services. Beginning July 14th we are reducing our Tuesday services as follows: NEX hours are now from 3-6pm, we will no longer […]

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