The Stonewall Project

The Stonewall Project is a state-certified drug and alcohol treatment program providing harm reduction-based counseling that integrates substance use, mental health and HIV prevention and education. Substance use counseling through the Stonewall Project is available for gay, bi, trans men and other men who have sex with men who use crystal meth, crack cocaine, powder cocaine, alcohol and/or other drugs.

Everyone’s goals are welcome and can range from complete abstinence to controlled or safer use based on a desire to improve health, relationships or functioning in the world.

We welcome you wherever you’re at and do not require abstinence for you to receive services. Drop in to an individual or group counseling session to learn more about enrolling in our Stonewall program or call us at 415-487-3100.

Meet Our Team

Transforming Lives

Meet Gary, a Stonewall Project graduate, who describes how he explored his relationship with drugs and alcohol. This video also provides background information about the Stonewall Project.

The counseling is amazing. Being able to establish trust and relationships with them over the months has made me feel safe and supported.
Stonewall Project participant



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.

Harm reduction approaches to substance use are not strictly abstinence-oriented. Rather, they encourage individuals to examine the connections between their substance use or sexual health and their health and well-being, and to take steps toward any positive change.

San Francisco AIDS Foundation programs and services are based in harm reduction. Everyone is welcome, no matter what place they’re in, no matter how challenging their life is, no matter how sick they are. It’s a client-centered, person-centered approach.


Abstinence is not required. Your goals may vary across the harm reduction spectrum, and could include:

  • Controlled use
  • Safer use
  • Improving health, relationships or functioning while continuing to use
  • Reducing use

Everyone’s goals are welcome.


You are not required to register to access some of our services. You can drop in to many groups that include book clubs, harm reduction education opportunities and wellness services. See the walk-in substance use support options.

The second option is to enroll in the structured program. Learn more about the structured program. In the meantime, attend as many walk-in services as you would like.

Our Services

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Walk-in Group Services

No paperwork, no intake and no waits. Check out our walk-in groups, book clubs, drop-in acupuncture, social spaces, and harm reduction info sessions.

Learn more about our Walk-In Program | Download the Walk-In Schedule

Walk-in Individual Counseling

Walk-in services will be offered remotely by appointment. Call in to 415-487-3100  Monday – Friday between 8 am and 4 pm to schedule an appointment. If you receive a voicemail, leave your full name, request for walk-in counseling & please state your phone number two times.

Want to talk to a substance use counselor about how drugs and alcohol are working—or not working—in your life? If it’s time for a change, our substance use counseling services might be a fit for you.

Find out more about substance use counseling


The Positive Reinforcement Opportunity Project provides structure, community, counseling and financial incentives for people interested in reducing or quitting their use of crystal meth, cocaine or other stimulants.

Find out more about PROP

Cheers Queers

Want to talk to someone about your drinking? Take part in counseling sessions to talk about your alcohol use, and you’ll also be eligible to make up to $60 in gift cards.

Cheers Queers consists of three one-on-one counseling sessions that can help you make changes to your drinking or minimize the harm that can be caused by alcohol.

Find out more about Cheers Queers

Upcoming Groups & Events

The Stonewall Project Staff

Michael Ackermann

Administrative Manager, Behavioral Health Services

Robert Holum, LMFT

Director, Clinical Internship Training Program, Stonewall Project

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Robert Holum, LMFT

Director, Clinical Internship Training Program, Stonewall Project

Robert Holum, LMFT, has been the director of the Stonewall Project clinical internship program since 2013. A graduate of New College of California and a licensed marriage and family therapist since 2004, Robert has worked as a clinical supervisor for the Bayview Hunters Point Foundation in San Francisco and the Pacific Center in Berkeley. He has also served as an adjunct faculty instructor for the University of San Francisco’s master’s program in counseling psychology, and a research counselor for the UCSF Alliance Health Project’s RED+ Study. Robert maintained a private practice for 10 years, providing psychotherapy and consultation with a specialization in HIV behavioral health.

Robert is currently a member of the Community Advisory Board of City College of San Francisco’s Addiction and Recovery Studies program. He has served as an evaluator for the MFT Consortium of California’s Educational Stipend Program, which encourages graduate students from underserved communities to embark on careers in public behavioral health.

Robert is passionate about clinical education as a tool to help aspiring counselors find their unique voices and bring out the best in themselves.

Ivana Staiti, ASW

Counselor I

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Kyle Temple, LCSW

Senior Director, Stonewall Project

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Kyle Temple, LCSW

Senior Director, Stonewall Project

Kyle Temple, LCSW is Senior Director of The Stonewall Project at San Francisco AIDS Foundation. He oversees day to day programming and operations for SFAF’s harm reduction substance use treatment program. The Stonewall Project provides individual and group counseling support for community members who wish to explore their relationship with drugs and alcohol, and mitigate the potential for harm caused by their use, including elevated risk of HIV and Hepatitis C. In this model of care, substance use goals are set by participants and include a range of options including safer use, targeted abstinence, and abstinence.

Kyle brings experience living with HIV and a history of substance use to his work with community, and holds Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Master of Social Welfare (MSW) degrees from University of California, Berkeley. He is driven by a belief that stigma kills, equitable access to quality care is a right, and that all community members deserve to be treated with compassion, dignity, kindness, and respect.

Christoph Zepeda, LPCC

Counselor II

Pronouns: He/Him

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