Our Services

All SANE’s services are FREE and our core program is the Syringe Access Program, also known as the syringe exchange program or SAP.  SANE, one of the oldest & largest SAP in CA established in 1993, is aiming to reach the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention’s (CDC) goal of “one shot – one syringe” or “a new fit for every hit.” 


SANE’s other foremost programs are:

  • Women’s Space: a time for women only, with services designed for women; a safe space for those who work in the sex industry. 



Medication Assistance Program (MAP)

Having problems with opiates? Interested in a MAP towards positive change?

We now have an opiate substitution treatment medication assistance program (MAP). 

Call us at 916-397-2434 for more information or to make an appointment. 

  • See your medical provider once a month

  • Pay $140 every month

  • Buprenorphine (aka Suboxone) prescription

  • Counseling, psychiatric care available


Overdose Prevention, Recognition, and Response Program

The aims of the OD Program are to reduce the number of overdoses and deaths from overdoses.  The OD Program focuses on OD related to opiates (e.g. heroin, Vicodin, Norco, etc.) and stimulants (e.g. methamphetamines or speed & cocaine). 

Skin & Soft Tissue Infection Program 

The SSTI Program aims to reduce the number of abscesses PWID get and the serious consequences of SSTI, especially infections related to necrotizing fasciitis (flesh eating bacteria), wound botulism, and MRSA (a drug resistant bacteria). 


Training & Support Program (TSP) for Satellite Syringe Exchangers (SSE)

Satellite Syringe Exchangers (SSE) are folks who contact the SAP, then provide supplies and education to members of their social networks.  SANE always has relied on SSE to deliver the bulk of SANE’s services, so SANE provides a Training & Support Program (TSP) for SSE.  The TSP provides:


  • SSE up-to-date information,

  • Opportunities for SSE to enhance their training skills, and

  • Space & opportunities in which a support network thrives.

Women's Space

SANE's Women's Space is a women's only event that takes place every 2nd Thursday of the month from 2-6 PM and is a safe place for women to relax. It is sex worker safe and completely confidential.

What's there:

  • Syringe Exchange

  • Hygiene Kits

  • Specialists you can talk to (medical, legal, etc.)

  • A Space to treat yourself

  • and more!