Training and Support Groups
St. James Infirmary offers weekly trainings, workshops, and groups for current & former sex workers of all genders spanning a variety of topics and encompassing many approaches. Trainings are grounded in principles of harm reduction, both methods and activities, and primarily concentrate on specific aspects of working conditions as well as mental health, substance use and socially constructed issues influencing behavior that can put our community at risk for occupational illness and disease.
Our schedule of groups and trainings changes throughout the year. Check our clinic calendar for the most up to date weekly schedule. For the Summer of 2015, we are offering the following group activities:
Learn how to:
- identify your triggers
- know when and how your anger affects other people
- learn how to channel your anger in more constructive ways
Self Care for currently active sex workers, with Leticia- every Tuesday from 2-3pm
Learn how to:
- recognize and avoid burnout
- care for your body & mind
Mujeres Latinas en Accion, con Lisette -cada Jueves 4:30-6pm
Es un espacio dentro de St. James donde se abordaran differentes temas que afectan a nuestra communidad. Ademas podras beneficiarte de los diferentes servicios en la clinica: hormonas, acupuntura, talleres laborales, etc. Comida y refrigerio gratis!
Fashion D-SINE (Developing Skills through Independence, Networking & Empowerment) & Garment Construction
Every Thursday from 11am-2pm
The D-SINE program teaches the basics of design, apparel construction and pattern making, having participants move up in incremental stages until they reach senior design level where they would create a line of clothing that could be sold and generate income for themselves. New participants can come in whenever they are ready with the desire to commit to at least 3 months.