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 Saturday! We hope everyone is enjoying their weekend and managing the heat wave okay.

SWAN needs your help! Some of our members recently had all of their belongings stolen. We are looking for the following items and are happy to come scoop them up:

Size 11.5 mens sneakers, new or gently used
Mens ankle socks (new or gently used)
Mens shorts sixe 32 or equivalent
Mens tees size medium or large
Womens summer clothing, smaller sizes
Womens socks

If you or anyone you know could help please feel free to message us here or call/text 475-355-5770. As always we appreciate your continuous love and support. ❤️
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Happy Saturday! We hope everyone is enjoying their weekend and managing the heat wave okay. 

SWAN needs your help! Some of our members recently had all of their belongings stolen. We are looking for the following items and are happy to come scoop them up:

Size 11.5 mens sneakers, new or gently used 
Mens ankle socks (new or gently used)
Mens shorts sixe 32 or equivalent 
Mens tees size medium or large 
Womens summer clothing, smaller sizes 
Womens socks 

If you or anyone you know could help please feel free to message us here or call/text 475-355-5770. As always we appreciate your continuous love and support. ❤️

SWAN’s harm reduction volunteers save lives.Celebrating the start of August by shouting out the incredible work that our volunteers put in this past month!!!

In July, you all helped us make over 2,300 harm reduction kits for our mobile outreach. That is HUGE!! we can’t thank you enough for helping keep our community safe and we hope to see you volunteer with us soon 💜💜

#harmreductionsaveslives #harmreductionworks #harmreduction #SWANCT #CTHRA #volunteer #newhaven #narcan #overdoseprevention #overdoseawareness #sexworkiswork
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SWAN’s harm reduction volunteers save lives.

Join us! #OverdoseAwarenessDay, the Art of Hope, Health, and Healing, will take place on the #NHVGreen on August 31, 12-4pm. #overdoseprevention #nhvfamilyevent #recoveryispossible ... See MoreSee Less