Overdose affects us all
We commemorate International Overdose Awareness Day on August 31, and throughout the month of August, to bring awareness to the realities of how drug overdose affects our communities, to honor the lives of those we’ve lost to overdose, to reduce the stigma associated with drug-related death, and to share information and resources to prevent drug-related harm.
Overdose is preventable
Drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the United States, with nearly 70,000 deaths occurring every year. To educate and provide our community with the resources and information to prevent overdose, we offer response training and supplies through our Harm Reduction Center and outreach sites.
Mobile syringe & health sites
Our teams are out in neighborhoods across San Francisco providing safe injection and proper disposal supplies and services that help you manage your health, prevent overdose, and stop HIV and hepatitis C transmission.
Advocate for safe consumption spaces
Join the HIV Advocacy Network at San Francisco AIDS Foundation to help bring safe consumption spaces (also known as safe injection facilities and overdose prevention programs) to the San Francisco Bay Area.
Celebrating clients who complete our enrolled substance use treatment program
The ceremony we hold is a special way to celebrate the accomplishments of clients who have completed and maintained their treatment goals with The Stonewall Project.
Jailing, fining, and policing people using drugs won’t “clean us up.” But it will kill us off.
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Support Facts, Not Fear
Real solutions to address San Francisco’s drug crisis.
Pursing “paraphernalia” charges for public drug use will undo our progress to end HIV
We are alarmed by reports of law enforcement confiscating safe supplies and penalizing people for accessing and possessing harm reduction and disease prevention resources.
Changing opioid use isn’t always easy. We provide options & support.
A new program offers individualized support for people interested in starting medication assisted treatment for opioid use.
Criminalizing people who use drugs will increase overdose deaths
San Francisco AIDS Foundation condemns recently-implemented city strategies prioritizing “War on Drugs” tactics over public health.
Safer drug use campaigns highlight strength, resilience, and power
"No te pases" and "Trans Together" share safer drug use and overdose prevention information with Bay Area audiences.
Media hysteria around fentanyl & other drugs continues. Here’s why that matters, and the harm it can cause.
Stories on unintended harms caused by drugs continue to dominate headlines. We can, and should, cast a critical eye on sensationalized reporting that plays to outsized fears of illicit substances like fentanyl.
On safe consumption sites in San Francisco. Can we “re-wild” our hearts?
It is time we abandon “tough love” approaches and shift towards something warm. Something radical. Something wild, unimaginable, and powerful. Something loving.
Groundbreaking new report highlights overdose prevention needs of Latino/x communities in San Francisco
A groundbreaking report, published in 2022, sheds light on some critical issues faced by Latino/x community members who use drugs in San Francisco.
What we’re sharing & learning at upcoming HIV & harm reduction conferences
Attending USCHA or the National Harm Reduction Conference? Find out what’s being shared, and what staff members are looking forward to.
San Francisco’s whole-city plan to address fatal overdose
SFAF stands committed to addressing the overdose crisis by expanding our life-saving harm reduction programs and services in collaboration with City partners.