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How You Can Help

Help us make Harm Reduction Therapy the umbrella for all drug and mental health treatment in the United States.  It is truly the most comprehensive and the most welcoming of all treatment approaches.  It understands that people use drugs for reasons and it seeks to develop a relationship with anyone who uses drugs, in whatever way and for whatever reason.

CHRT breaks down the walls of the traditional mental health clinic and the usual psychotherapy office. It is the most progressive mental health and drug treatment organization in our communities.

Our vision is a mental health treatment system that understands substance use as just another way that people cope, a system that does not discriminate against people who use drugs, and a system that gives people real alternatives to managing their internal distress and external stress.

By supporting our work with the most complicated people – people that most other mental health and drug treatment programs can’t help – you will be supporting a program that is considered a model around the nation.

DONATE, and join our group of esteemed donors who, over the last 15 years, have helped to make our vision a reality.


SFDPH:  Granted CA Mental Health Services Act funds to pilot a program to engage homeless transitional age youth in care

Kaiser Permanente Community Benefits Program:  Grant to add a therapist to the SF Street Medicine team to assist with emotional stability

Bothin Foundation:  Grant to fund the renovation of a van into a mobile therapy office to reach communities of homeless transitional age youth

SHARP:  Grant to purchase a mobile kitchen – barbecue and stoves –  that will enhance our mobile therapy and harm reduction counseling service with warm nutritious food.

gofundme:  Board Treasurer Alya Briceno’s gofundme campaign raised $25,000 to develop a mobile drop-in center that will surround our therapy and counseling with canopies, chairs, warmth, and food.

Jim Emery’s Annual Dinner:  Board President Jim Emery’s Annual Dinner raised over $10,000 to support all of CHRT’s low threshold community programs




Consider Joining our Board of Directors

President & Secretary
Jim Emery
Attorney, City and County of San Francisco

John Carpentier
Corporate Engagement Lead, Glide


Alya Briceno, MPH
Project Director, Global Health Science

Patt Denning, PhD
Director of Clinical Services & Training, CHRT

Jeannie Little, LCSW
Executive Director, CHRT

Rebecca Pfeifer-Rosenblum, RN, MPH
Outreach Specialist, SF Homeless Outreach Team

James Pollet
Design Strategist