Project SAFE is a grassroots, direct-service and peer-based advocacy organization of: women, non-binary, gender non-conforming, and trans people in Philadelphia’s sex trade. We provide women and femme-centered services with a focus on women working and living in the street economies in Kensington.
Why We Exist:
We exist because sex workers in our city (and around the world) are not having their basic human rights respected. Sex workers are stigmatized, criminalized, and killed for their profession. Our community deserves more. We work to ensure that people have access to basic needs and harm reduction supplies while building community networks and advocacy efforts.
Established in Philadelphia in 2004, Project SAFE’s mission is to promote human rights-based public health and harm reduction among women, GNC, and trans people working in the sex and drug trades on the street in Philadelphia. SAFE is an organization dedicated to ensuring the health, safety and survival of women & LGBT people on the street by providing advocacy, education and support using a harm reduction model. SAFE seeks to reduce the spread of HIV, hepatitis C and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among our community, and promote health and safety by empowering the community with relevant information and resources.
Project SAFE is funded in part by AIDS United as well as community members like you who keep us going. We are grateful to NASEN/Point Defiance AIDS Project, our 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor. And we are extremely grateful for your one-time or ongoing contribution.
NASEN is dedicated to the creation, expansion and continued existence of syringe exchange programs as a proven method of stopping the transmission of blood-borne pathogens in the injecting drug using community. As of August 2012, NASEN tracks 203 programs operating exchange sites in 34 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Indian Nations.