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.
MAJOR FUNDERS 2018
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
Attorney – City and County of San Francisco
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