About Safer Inside

Safer Inside is a neighborhood based, community-driven initiative for a healthier Tenderloin. The goals of Safer Inside are to:

  • Reduce environmental trauma from public injecting

  • Improve individual drug user health

  • Improve the health of the Tenderloin community

  • Reduce the incidence of improperly disposed drug paraphernalia in the Tenderloin

  • Advance evidence-based harm reduction interventions, including overdose prevention Services, for people who use drugs

The Safer Inside community includes harm reduction organizations serving the Tenderloin neighborhood, other community based organizations, local businesses, schools and youth serving organizations, city agency advisors, substance use experts and researchers, drug policy and advocacy groups, philanthropy and people who use drugs.

Safer Inside believes overdose prevention  services allow people who use injection drugs to use in a safe and clean space, be treated with dignity and respect and access support services and treatment options that can open pathways to health, while reducing the traumas associated with public injecting.

Safer Inside is co-led by the Tenderloin Health Improvement Partnership and St. Anthony Foundation. To learn more about the evolution of the Safer Inside community initiative, read Safer Inside - Creating Community Solutions to Injection Drug Use.


About Capital One Design Pro Bono 

Capital One Design Pro Bono design team is part of the broader design organization inside of Capital One. Founded in 2015, we exist to transform communities by design. We know the power that design can have on products, services, and human experiences. We believe in creating access to design because it should never be viewed as a luxury. We strive to foster growth and transform the way nonprofits approach challenges and strengthen collaborative work. Finally, we are committed to providing viable outcomes because our solutions are rooted in reality, allowing for these organizations to implement while continuing to deliver real impact.

About zendesk

Zendesk makes better experiences for agents, admins, and customers. As employees, we encourage each other to grow and innovate. As a company, we roll up our sleeves to plant roots in the communities we call home. visit us at: https://www.zendesk.com/about/

About the Tenderloin Health Improvement Partnership (TLHIP) 

TLHIP is a multi-sector collective impact partnership committed to improving health and well-being in the Tenderloin by aligning priorities, resources and activities to create pathways to health for residents. Led by Saint Francis Foundation and Saint Francis Memorial Hospital, TLHIP provides a framework to better coordinate between institutions, co-create solutions and deliver a deeper impact. Since 2014, TLHIP has organized a strong, multi-sector partnership and funded innovative, community-based solutions to create a healthy, vibrant, and safe neighborhood and end the cycle of poor health. Visit us at www.saintfrancisfoundation.org/tenderloinhip


About Glide 

For over 50 years, GLIDE has worked to create a radically inclusive, just and loving community mobilized to alleviate suffering and break the cycles of poverty and marginalization. Located in the culturally rich Tenderloin neighborhood, GLIDE serves a diverse cross-section of homeless, low-income and disenfranchised populations, providing an array of programs including daily free meals, HIV/HEP C testing and counseling, housing assistance, domestic violence counseling and abatement, substance use recovery, licensed child care, afterschool and summer programs for youth, a family resource center, and onsite access to primary and mental healthcare (via Tenderloin Health Services). GLIDE has founded and sustained visionary programming and achieved tangible results for tens of thousands of individuals and families and remains a life-changing gateway to comprehensive care that embraces each person with dignity and respect. Visit us at www.glide.org.


About St. Anthony Foundation

Since 1950, the St. Anthony Foundation has provided meals, health care, clothing, shelter, addiction recovery services, job training, and technology access to the homeless, vulnerable, and low-income populations in San Francisco. The St. Anthony Foundation is committed to creating a society in which all people flourish, and provides these basic services to thousands each day as a gateway for those in poverty to reclaim their sense of dignity and progress toward stability. Visit us at stanthonysf.org.

About Drug Policy Alliance

The Drug Policy Alliance envisions a just society in which the use and regulation of drugs are grounded in science, compassion, health and human rights, in which people are no longer punished for what they put into their own bodies but only for crimes committed against others, and in which the fears, prejudices and punitive prohibitions of today are no more. Our mission is to advance those policies and attitudes that best reduce the harms of both drug use and drug prohibition, and to promote the sovereignty of individuals over their minds and bodies. Our supporters are individuals who believe the war on drugs must end. Together we work to ensure that our nation’s drug policies no longer arrest, incarcerate, disenfranchise and otherwise harm millions – particularly young people and people of color who are disproportionately affected by the war on drugs. visit us at: