After Hours Project

Our Team
Staff at After Hours has a deep commitment to the work they do, knowing that each service encounter can change someone’s life. They have extensive experience in the harm-reduction field and are dedicated to compassionate service for those who are in need. The staff at After Hours provides assistance in many languages, and is comprised of engaged members of the community.
Robert Soto
Written by Robert Manshack
Robert Soto
Senior Peer Educator

Robert Soto is a Senior Peer Educator for After Hours Project, Inc. (AHP); he has been with the organization since its founding in 2002. Robert works in the Expanded Syringe Access Demonstration Program (ESAP) distributing clean needles, condoms, and HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis-C prevention information to participants from the organization’s mobile unit. He has worked in the field of harm reduction for over twenty years. Before joining AHP, Robert worked as a Peer Educator and Outreach Specialist. He also worked as a counselor for runaway teens.

Robert is a fixture in the Bushwick community. He is known and welcomed into our target community with open arms. His non-judgmental approach and endearing qualities make him extremely effective in street outreach. He never intimidates, and he delivers services while having a simple conversation. Because of his mannerisms, he is approachable and asked for by name. Everyone knows Robert and the harm reduction message he conveys. Robert served in the U.S. Army with the Signal Corp. for seven years, stationed at bases in the United States, Korea, and Germany. While serving in Korea, he held the title of Non-Commissioned Officer in charge of addressing STDs, educating fellow soldiers about the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases.

Robert lives in Bushwick, Brooklyn with his wife and has two children.