Oscar Arellano, BA
Oscar Arellano (he/him/his) is the Harm Reduction Program Manager and is responsible for the certification, creation, development, and coordination of all Harm Reduction Program services at SSG HOPICS in SPA 6. To provide interventions in connection with outreach, to improve the health and wellbeing of non-homeless/homeless participants affected by substance use disorders. To reduce the impact of substance and sex-related harm by addressing health disparities and increasing safe practices. Mr. Arellano has four years of working at SSG HOPICS by providing social services to a marginalized community, always focused on finding different strategies to improve the community he currently works in and lives in South LA. Mr. Arellano holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A) degree in Sociology from CSUDH and has recently been accepted to an MSW program at APU.