Sex Workers and Allies Network (SWAN)

Sex Workers & Allies Network is a harm reduction organization based in New Haven, Connecticut. SWAN stands for decriminalization of sex work, abolition of the unjust criminal system, and dignity for all.

SWAN is a program of the CT Harm Reduction Alliance.

Outreach

Harm reduction means meeting people where they are. Our street outreach team distributes supplies and connects folks to services.

Learn more about our mobile outreach van and engagement center.

Advocacy

SWAN advocates for the full decriminalization of sex work and for policies that address the root causes of poverty and marginalization. We believe in “nothing about us without us.”

Learn more about our advocacy work.

Programming

SWAN offers programs for current and former sex workers to gather in community. These include leadership programs, group therapy, focus groups, and more.

Learn more about our current programming.

In these years, I have been trusted to become a SWAN member myself, despite my mental health issues and being homeless. I have spoken on panels about my life, become an outreach worker and an advocate for harm reduction. I have grown as a person, seeing my self esteem soaring, and realizing I am a strong, valuable member of society.

ChristineSWAN Member

Places like this connect us with like-minded people and give us a place to be heard – something we often lack.

JasmineSWAN Member

After a few groups I started to feel real good to have people out here in the streets that are willing to help us sex workers. I feel really blessed to be a part of SWAN.

KimberlySWAN Member

Our volunteers are an important part of our grassroots movement.

Support SWAN’s life-saving work.

Keep Up with Us on Facebook

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Happy #GivingTuesday! We appreciate your support in making harm reduction possible, especially as we enter the cold winter months💜

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Happy #GivingTuesday! We appreciate your support in making harm reduction possible, especially as we enter the cold winter months💜 

#harmreduction #fundraiser #connecticut #homelessness #CTHRA #NewHaven #SWANCT

This #GivingTuesday, we’re raising money to directly support five of our participants in their goals for the new year! We’re continuing this fundraiser to support the needs and wants of our members and with your help we can do it.

💜here are just a few of their hopes and goals with the funds we raise: paying rent, going back to school, seeking mental health treatment, supporting their work, #NewHaven #sexworkisworke#harmreductiona#harmreductionsavesliveso#fundraiser #connecticut##NewHavenu#swancta#CTHRAW#communityA#mutualaidy #mutualaid
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This #GivingTuesday, we’re raising money to directly support five of our participants in their goals for the new year! We’re continuing this fundraiser to support the needs and wants of our members and with your help we can do it.  

💜here are just a few of their hopes and goals with the funds we raise: paying rent, going back to school, seeking mental health treatment, supporting their work, and more! 

#newhaven #sexworkiswork #harmreduction #harmreductionsaveslives #fundraiser #connecticut #newhaven #SWANCT #CTHRA #community #mutualaid

huge thanks to everyone who has donated so far to help us raise $785 for our five members!!!!💜 keep the donations coming before we celebrate their graduation on friday.

#sexworkersunite #sexworkiswork #harmreduction #community #organizing #fundraiser #NewHaven #connecticut #CTHRA #swanct
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huge thanks to everyone who has donated so far to help us raise $785 for our five members!!!!💜 keep the donations coming before we celebrate their graduation on friday. 

#sexworkersunite #sexworkiswork #harmreduction #community #organizing #fundraiser #newhaven #connecticut #CTHRA #SWANCTImage attachment

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Great job you guys are doing. It's time to Celebrate!!!!! Yeaaa