A vital component of PHP's work is street outreach. Our outreach workers, who are themselves peers of the target population, meet sex workers and substance users on street corners and near drug selling locations. They distribute condoms, literature on HIV/AIDS, bleach kits, and instructions on condom use and safe injection practices, and respond to questions.
Additionally, outreach is conducted regularly in night clubs located throughout the Chelsea/Clinton area. There, PHP staff and volunteers provide young adults who engage in substance use and risky sexual behavior with condoms and educational materials about PHP's program services.
Outreach workers also conduct outreach in adult entertainment establishments, providing educational workshops specifically tailored to sex workers and their partners.