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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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TradeOFF

By sjidirector | October 4, 2008

Beginning Monday, September 29th, we are hosting a group for male-identified sex workers to chat, share the tricks of the trade, build community and support one another. Let’s discuss the real issues- drugs, sex, cops, self-care, etc. Wanna become a massage pro or create that ad that gets the calls? Let’s share our skills! This […]

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Will SF voters decriminalize prostitutes this November?

By sjidirector | September 23, 2008

This November, San Francisco voters can decriminalize prostitution in our City by voting Yes on Proposition K. St. James Infirmary is against the criminalizing of sex workers for their profession. Regardless of how sex workers got to their current job, being criminalized is a social injustice with serious public health consequences.  Police and prosecutors say […]

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St. James Infirmary Open House

By sjidirector | September 1, 2008

Join legendary Sex Worker rights activist and St. James Infirmary Founder Margo St. James along with the dynamic staff of the first Occupational Health & Safety Clinic for Sex Workers at our very first Open House Party. There will be food & wine, random door-prizes and a 50/50 raffle. WHEN: Friday September 19th, 5:30pm – […]

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Volunteers Needed 4 Folsom

By sjidirector | August 26, 2008

We are looking for people to help out St. James Infirmary and volunteer for a shift at Folsom Street Fair September 28, 2008!!! For St. James supporters with a darker dirtier side, this should be a perfect event for you to give of yourself and express your kinkier sides! For more information on how you […]

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St. James does Folsom Street Events 2008-“Up Your Alley”

By sjidirector | July 25, 2008

This year St. James Infirmary is partnering as a major beneficiary of the Folsom Street Fair Events and will receive a grant of $9,000 grant. This money will be used to expand our under-funded Transgender Health Services Program. This program is currently at capacity, however this new money will allow us to enroll new participants […]

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Join the Hos of Harm Reduction at the SF AIDS Walk

By sjidirector | July 14, 2008

St. James is raising money for the clinic and the AIDS Walk. In 2007, 25,000 walkers raised a record-breaking $4.6 million to help the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and 42 other Bay Area organizations fight AIDS. This year, we have a wonderful team, the Hos of Harm Reduction, and we would love to have your […]

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Podcast Social Media Sex Worker Style

By sjidirector | June 6, 2008

In 2006, St. James Infirmary published a study stating that our participants who are working in exclusively independent venues have higher rates of HIV and sexually transmitted infections than those who are organized and working collectively (Cohan et al., 2006). Although increasing the number of people working collectively could decrease HIV/STI rates, organizing is an […]

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