In 2015, The City of San Francisco counted more than 7,500 homeless individuals on a given night, and at least 33% of them were women. We are committed to helping those women achieve health and well-being.
Why does the Clinic Outreach Program go where it goes?
Because we know “health” includes things like food, warmth, and safety
Because we believe meeting women where they are in life is a crucial part of providing care
Because we believe in harm reduction education
Our Outreach Program meets women where they are, literally– on the streets and in single room occupancy hotels, in jail and at Ladies’ Night— to provide services using a client-centered harm reduction approach.
Our services include:
Distribution of prevention materials such as condoms, hygiene kits and safer drug use kits
Provision of health education and risk reduction information
Referrals to appropriate health and social services
In 2013, we counted: And distributed: