Thank you for visiting Casa Segura. Our mission is to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C among injection drug users in Alameda County. Through prevention, education, care and treatment, we help reduce the harm caused by injection drug use in our community.
Casa Segura helps individuals get the help they need. Our clients frequently experience unstable family situations, poor health, unemployment, homelessness and mental illness. Most are people of color who are affected by prejudice related to race and class.
We offer a safe place where people at risk can come for counseling, testing and referral services that help them address their risky behavior, make healthier choices and lead better lives.
If you're at risk, or know someone who is, please contact Casa Segura now. We can help.
Harm Reduction Works
Casa Segura uses a harm reduction model that is proven to be effective in preventing the
Casa Segura Helps
"I get services from people who care about me. They don't treat me different because I'm homeless or an addict. I get respect."
—Casa Segura Client
spread of HIV. The harm reduction model works by providing a safe place for drug users to receive a variety of services and support.
Each year, Casa Segura helps nearly 23,300 people who trade dirty needles for clean needles, and get condoms to prevent the spread of disease from unprotected sex. In Oakland alone, we exchange more than 1 million syringes a year to help curb the HIV epidemic among drug users who share needles.
Research shows that drug users with access to needle-exchange programs are up to six times less likely to put themselves at risk of HIV infection. Thanks to programs like ours, the number of new AIDS cases in Alameda County is at its lowest since 1990.