Welcome to SDA

We mobilize and educate seniors and people with disabilities to fight for individual rights and social justice. Through individual support and collective action, we work together to create a city and world in which seniors and people with disabilities can live well and safely.

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Help design the first-ever disability cultural community center

The SF Department of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS), with support from the SF Mayor’s Office on Disability, is exploring the development of the first-ever city-funded community cultural center developed by and for adults with disabilities. Please fill out this survey to share what you’d like to see in a Disability Community Cultural Center in San Francisco.

The survey takes about 12 minutes to complete and will only be open for a few weeks. Please fill it out as soon as possible, and share widely!

If you prefer a paper survey, encounter problems or need support to complete the survey, please contact pklinst@sfsu.edu or come into the SDA office.

You can learn more about the Disability Community Cultural Center process here. ____________________________________________________________________________________

We did it! We won Prop C! Thank you to all the SDA members and allies, and especially Coalition on Homelessness, for making it happen.

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Voluntary Services First

SDA is working with the Mental Health Association, ILRC, Coalition on Homelessness, ACLU, and many other organizations to oppose implementation of SB 1045 in San Francisco, which would expand conservatorship, without providing voluntary mental health services, substance abuse treatment, and housing. Please click here for more information and how you can help.

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Trainings on Disability and Ableism

SDA is now offering Disability and Ableism training for community organizations, unions, government agencies, and businesses. Priced on a sliding scale, we offer a half-day or full day professional development opportunity for staff, board members, or volunteers to learn or refresh knowledge of systems that oppress people with disabilities. Through interactive presentations, role play, and games, this training includes disability history, cultural competency, ableism, useful communication skills, and more. One of the main goals is to explore our own experiences and views of disability. We hope to provoke deep conversation and create space for personal reflection, thereby giving you the skills to better serve your communities. For more information, please contact Jessica or Alice at 415-546-1333, jessica@sdaction.org or alice@sdaction.org.

* The Community Training on Disability & Ableism scheduled for Friday, November 16, has been CANCELLED due to poor air quality. We will reschedule soon.

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SDA’s Priorities for 2018

Housing: Repeal Costa-Hawkins to allow for tenant protections statewide!

Pedestrian Safety: Make it safer for seniors and people with disabilities to cross streets and get around the city!

Long-Term Care/Long-Term Services and Support: Explore how San Francisco can support quality long-term service options.

Click here for more details about SDA’s 2018 Advocacy Agenda

And SRO tenants are working to stop speculation and displacement! Click here for a video created by SDA and People Power Media.

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Dignity Fund Community Needs Assessment

The Dignity Fund legislation provides funding to enhance supportive services to help older adults (60+ years old) and adults with disabilities (18-59 years old) age with dignity in their own homes and communities. Under this legislation, a Dignity Fund Community Needs Assessment has been conducted to inform how the Dignity Fund can best address the community’s needs.

Click here for more information

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS:

GENERAL MEETING
2nd Thursday of each month, 10 am – 12 pm
Doors open at 9 am, $2 lunch at 12 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church, 1187 Franklin Street @ Geary
For more info, call 415-546-1333

HEALTH CARE ACTION TEAM (HAT) MEETING
2nd Tuesday of each month, 11 am – 1 pm
Independent Living Resource Center, 825 Howard Street
For more info, call Ligia at 415-546-1333 or email ligia@sdaction.org

HOUSING COLLABORATIVE MEETING
3rd Wednesday of each month, 1 pm – 3 pm
Location: SDA office, 1360 Mission St. #400
For more info, call Tony or Theresa at 415-546-1333

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Contact us!

(415) 546-1333
info@sdaction.org
1360 Mission Street, Suite 400
San Francisco, CA 94103
(on Mission Street between 9th and 10th Streets)

Get involved! Click here to sign up for email updates or our monthly newsletter.

Click here for the 2017 Year in Review.

We mobilize and educate seniors and people with disabilities to fight for individual rights and social justice. Through individual support and collective action, we work together to create a city and world in which seniors and people with disabilities can live well and safely.

Check out our video on Community Organizing in the Disability Rights Movement, produced in collaboration with ILRCSF.