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St James Sex Worker Clinic Moving

$5,957 of $35,000 goal

Raised by 53 people in 2 months
St James Infirmary is an occupational health and safety clinic for sex workers. We provide free health care and social services to people of all genders who have worked or currently work in the sex industry. 
The clinic was founded in 1999 and currently we operate out of 234 Eddy Street in the Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco. Eddy Street has been our home for two years, but we have outgrown the space here and are very excited to join the San Francisco Community Health Center (SFCHC) at our new location of 730 Polk Street. St James will remain in a historically significant location to the sex worker community while continuing to provide excellent care and advocacy.

Please help us with moving costs and re-establishing a beautiful new space for our staff, volunteers, participants and community members. Your donations will go towards relocation costs, renovating our new office space, and chipping away our monthly rent which will increase slightly.

"St. James Infirmary is so thrilled and excited to be moving into a Federally Qualified Health Center operated by San Francisco Community Health Center. We are looking forward to continue the work of being an independent organization run by and for sex workers while collaborating with SFCHC, Project Open Hand and Shanti,” said Toni Newman, St. James Infirmary’s Executive Director. “Throughout this move, St. James Infirmary will ensure that our programs continue seamlessly so that our clients do not experience any disruption in services. Our goal is to have a more client-centered space where our clients feel comfortable and get the best possible care from our staff.”

“We are excited to be able to offer space to St. James Infirmary. Our missions are closely aligned and we share a deep commitment to some of the most marginalized and vulnerable in our community and to provide primary medical and behavioral health care that is grounded in social justice,” said Lance Toma, SFCHC’s Chief Executive Officer.
“Having more services under one roof alongside Project Open Hand and Shanti Project will be vital to the health and well-being of everyone we collectively serve.”

The move will take place over the weeks of October 22nd to November 5th. We will have an Open House on Thursday, November 8th (more details forthcoming). Most services will remain at 234 Eddy Street until we re-open at 730 Polk Street on November 5th. 

St James is also hosting a Community Feedback Forum to get input and answer questions about the upcoming move. Please see our Facebook page for more information: https://www.facebook.com/comebystjames/

St James Infirmary is a 501 c3 Non Profit. Please contact me if you need a tax letter or more information about this campaign.

On behalf of the St James Infirmary staff and volunteers: THANK YOU! Renting in San Francisco is difficult for everyone and we could not do this without your support.
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We are beyond thrilled with all the support from our fabulous community! Besides raising nearly $6,000 for moving costs and improvements to our new space, we have received so much support in the form of hard work from our staff, volunteers, family and friends!! Our packing party last week was a huge success and we are in the home stretch to complete our move! If you are a participant of St James' services (if you have worked or currently work in the sex trades): join us at our first Drop-in clinic at the new space! Wednesday, 11/21 6pm-8:30pm. We'll have a hot holiday meal, peer counseling, HIV/HepC/STI Testing, acupuncture, clothing closet, as well as harm reduction supplies available. And everyone is welcome to our Open House celebration on Thursday, 11/29 4-7pm: mingling, music, and community, with light refreshments provided. Facebook event is here: https://www.facebook.com/events/559831617772859/ In short, THANK YOU!! We could not do any of our work without the support of sex worker community and allies. Stay safe, stay strong!
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St James Infirmary is seeking community feedback to help us improve our services. Please consider taking a moment to fill out our online survey
(in English and Spanish) here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfYmxXznRVjo6EGt1f6Bjqe0nQP2xtBdI5ybgA8YptebUxI-Q/viewform
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A big Thank You to Paranoid London for the donation of $1111.14!!! Thank you to all of our donors so far!!
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Our most recent staff and volunteers meeting where we got a tour of the counseling rooms and clinic rooms. We're excited to move to 730 Polk Street and continue our work in direct service and advocacy for sex workers!
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$5,957 of $35,000 goal

Raised by 53 people in 2 months
Funds raised will benefit:
St James Infirmary
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San Francisco, CA
EIN: 943330568
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