Project Street Beat is Planned Parenthood of New York City’s unique HIV prevention, risk reduction, and access-to-care program that serves women, men, and teens who live and work on New York City streets. Traveling to Bronx, northern Manhattan, and Brooklyn neighborhoods in minivans and a mobile medical unit, our street outreach teams connect with the people who are at highest risk for HIV/AIDS.
Our clients include individuals who use intravenous drugs and other substances, are homeless, engage in commercial sex work, or have other circumstances that place them at increased risk.
We use an innovative, targeted approach to outreach during day and night shifts, concentrating on the places where people hang out. Our teams engage clients and provide services that help them make the transition from day-to-day survival to a safer, healthier lifestyle.