St. James Infirmary

Location

San Francisco, CA
United States
Contact email: 
admin@stjamesinfirmary.org

St. James Infirmary
 1372 Mission Street
 San Francisco,  Office: 415.554.8494 Fax: 415.554.8444

You can read the St James Infirmary Annual Report 2010 here.

Who do you work with?: 
Current, former and transitioning sex workers of all genders and sexual orientations, their primary partners and their adolescent children
How are sex workers involved in your organisation?: 
The majority of our staff/volunteers are current/former sex workers and receive services at the clinic
Which of NSWP priority areas does your organisation work on?: 
Oppose the criminalisation and other legal oppression of sex work and support its recognition as work
Critique the trafficking paradigm that conflates representations of sex work, migration, and mobility
Advocate for universal access to health services, including primary health care, HIV and sexual and reproductive health services
Speak out about violence against sex workers, including violence from police, institutions, clients, and intimate partners, while challenging the myth that sex work is inherently gender-based violence
Oppose human rights abuses, including coercive programming, mandatory testing, raids and forced rehabilitation
Challenge stigma and discrimination against sex workers, their families and partners, and others involved in sex work
Advocate for the economic empowerment and social inclusion of sex workers as sex workers
What are the two main challenges that the sex workers you work with face: 
Stigma and criminalization