Nonprofit

DanceSafe

About Us

Founded in 1998 in San Francisco, CA, DanceSafe emerged from a recognized need within the rave community for better access to drug checking and drug education. Since its inception, DanceSafe has been at the forefront of harm reduction efforts within the electronic music and nightlife communities.

Today, our mission has expanded to promote health, safety, and fulfilling experiences for people who use drugs and their communities. We believe in harm reduction as a pragmatic approach to reducing the risks and enhancing the benefits associated with drug use and other health behaviors, empowering individuals to make informed decisions about their health and well-being. Examples of current programs and services include field outreach, online outreach, FTIR program, DanceSafe Training Program, WeLoveConsent, and the Harm Reduction Distribution Program.

Central to our work are our values of authenticity, cultivating community, curiosity, collaborative service, and popular education. These values coupled with our principles guide everything we do, from our outreach efforts to our organizational culture. Learn more about our values and principles at dancesafe.org/about-us/.

While DanceSafe has existed for 26+ years, we are very much a developing organization. In recent years, DanceSafe has been undergoing deep and transformative growth focused on establishing critical administrative infrastructure (e.g. budget and financial systems, human resources, technology, etc.), revamping our outreach systems and processes, creating sustainable and scalable harm reduction distribution practices, implementing a brand refresh, and navigating the ever growing demand for our services. In the years to come, we intend to continue investing in the foundational infrastructure of our organization, diversity our revenue streams, and expand the reach and scope of our audiences, programs, and services.  

Join us at DanceSafe as we continue to drive positive change, advocate for social justice, and create safer and more inclusive spaces for people who use drugs and their communities.

Founded in 1998 in San Francisco, CA, DanceSafe emerged from a recognized need within the rave community for better access to drug checking and drug education. Since its inception, DanceSafe has been at the forefront of harm reduction…

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