San Francisco AIDS Foundation locations, including Strut, will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2019, for the Memorial Day Holiday. The Harm Reduction Center will be open from 9:00 am to 12:00pm. We will resume normal operating hours on Tuesday, May 28, 2019.

Harm Reduction Center Groups

Groups, Lounges & Workshops

Harm reduction is a way to “meet people where they’re at,” without requiring you to meet certain conditions in order to maintain your health. It’s safety, your way.

People who inject or use substances are welcome to join our harm reduction groups, lounges and workshops at the Harm Reduction Center. We have snacks, coffee and conversation about reducing the harms that drugs can cause. No judgement, only harm reduction information and caring support for people who use drugs. All services are free.

We also offer navigation assistance that can refer you to social and health support including shelters, housing resources and food pantries.

Hep C Treatment Support Group

Mondays 10:30am – 12:00pm
We offer a treatment and support group for people enrolled in our Hep C Wellness Program. This is a time for program participants to have a space to check in with program staff and each other, share their experiences and give and get support. Join us for a meal, take your medication, and have access to our HCV Wellness medical providers.

Welcoming Medical Care and Access to Suboxone

Mondays 1:00 pm -3:00 pm
Mondays 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm – for Womxn, femmes, and non-binary individuals and their plus ones
Thursdays 1:00 pm -3:00 pm
Join us at the Harm Reduction Center for welcoming medical care and access to suboxone via our partnership with the Street Medicine Team operated by the San Francisco Department of Public Health.

Suboxone is one of the most effective treatment options available for people who would like to stop or reduce their use of heroin, fentanyl, or other opiates. We offer Suboxone treatment to people who are experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity.

Stonewall Project Drop-In Group

Tuesdays 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Gay, bi and queer men who have sex with men who inject or use substances are welcome to join this drop-in group. We have snacks, coffee and conversation about reducing the harms that drugs can cause. No judgement, only harm reduction information and caring support for people who use drugs.

Art Workshop

Tuesdays 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Stop by and join us for an evening of art and community for people who inject drugs.
No art experience is necessary. Let’s get creative and make art!

Safer Injection Workshop

Wednesday 5:00 pm -7:00 pm
Join us at the Harm Reduction Center for an evening of safe injection and vein care skills building.
Work with one of our health educators utilizing a vein finder to help increase your understanding of your body and its relationship to injection related health.

Opiate Users Support Lounge

Thursdays 12:00 pm -1:00 pm
Join us for lunch and have a space to give and get support around using opiates and managing your opiate use. There will be access to medical care and suboxone after the group.

Movie Night for People Who Inject Drugs

Fridays 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for an evening of snacks, movie, and community for people who inject drugs.

Community Movie Night

Saturdays 7:00 pm – 10:00pm
Join us for an evening of snacks, movie, and community for all.

Related Services

Related Programs

The Stonewall Project

Counseling for gay, bisexual, queer & trans men interested in changing their relationship to drugs & alcohol.

PROP

Support for gay, bisexual, queer men, all trans, non-binary individuals wanting to reduce meth or cocaine use.

Hepatitis C Support Groups

We offer a treatment and support group for people enrolled our Hepatitis C Wellness Program. This community-based HCV group provides a time for people to take medication and offers space for people to check in with each other, share their experiences and give and get support. Enroll in the Hepatitis C Wellness Program to join.

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Harm Reduction Center

The Harm Reduction Center is a place of welcome and a pathway to improved health and healing. Located in the Tenderloin/SoMa neighborhood, the Harm Reduction Center provides health services and supplies that help people who inject drugs manage their health, prevent overdose, and stop HIV and hepatitis C transmission.

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Safer Use & Disposal Supplies

When you visit for a group or lounge, get the supplies you need. We provide safer injection supplies like cookers, cotton (small and large), alcohol wipes, sani hands, sterile water, saline, tourniquets (both latex and non-latex), and vitamin C. You can also get safer smoking supplies like aluminum foil, pipe covers and brillo, wound care and medical supplies like gauze, medical tape, hot hands (instant hot compress), Band-Aids, saline, and triple antibiotic ointment.

We carry syringes for IV use in the following sizes, and syringes for intramuscular injection. We also have free disposal containers on hand for your use.

  • 1cc 28 gauge ½ inch
  • 1cc 27 gauge 5/8 inch
  • 1cc 29 gauge ½ inch
  • 1cc 30 gauge ½ inch
  • 1cc 31 gauge 5/16 inch
  • 1/2cc 28 gauge ½ inch

We also have free safer sex supplies available. Get condoms, receptive condoms, dental dams, and lube (water based and silicone).