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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Up next in our team spotlight is Jackie, our incredible Program Administrator at SWAN💜!!

Jackie has been a part of SWAN since the beginning and has seen how the organization has grown and developed throughout the years. Jackie started out doing outreach with backpacks filled with harm reduction supplies before SWAN had an outreach van!

Now, years later she now runs our group programming for sex workers and keeps SWAN running on the day to day! She’s always on the move and doing a thousand things at once to support our community with housing, food, clothing, harm reduction supplies, and everything in betw#NewHavenw#organizationz#nonprofitp#connecticutc#harmreductionu#swanctS#sexworkisworki#harmreductionsaveslivess#Team #team
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Up next in our team spotlight is Jackie, our incredible Program Administrator at SWAN💜!! 

Jackie has been a part of SWAN since the beginning and has seen how the organization has grown and developed throughout the years. Jackie started out doing outreach with backpacks filled with harm reduction supplies before SWAN had an outreach van!

Now, years later she now runs our group programming for sex workers and keeps SWAN running on the day to day! She’s always on the move and doing a thousand things at once to support our community with housing, food, clothing, harm reduction supplies, and everything in between🫶

#newhaven #organization #nonprofit #connecticut #harmreduction #SWANCT #sexworkiswork #harmreductionsaveslives #team

Back on overdose awareness day, the SWAN team showed up on the Green for our community and distributed tons of nasal Narcan kits to aid in overdose reversal. Narcan is a opioid antagonist medication that saves lives! Anyone can carry and administer Narcan💜

Jackie and Lito, pictured here, run all of SWAN’s programming and outrea#narcann#narcansaveslivess#overdoseawarenessr#overdosee#neverusealonee#swanctS#NewHavenw#connecticutc#harmreductionsaveslivess#harmreductionuction
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Back on overdose awareness day, the SWAN team showed up on the Green for our community and distributed tons of nasal Narcan kits to aid in overdose reversal. Narcan is a opioid antagonist medication that saves lives! Anyone can carry and administer Narcan💜

Jackie and Lito, pictured here, run all of SWAN’s programming and outreach. 

#narcan #narcansaveslives #overdoseawareness #overdose #neverusealone #SWANCT #NewHaven #Connecticut #harmreductionsaveslives #harmreduction

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Jackie, can you please let me know when you guys are doing this or anything else. I really would like to get involved with this. Ty

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