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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Action Steps: Stop Racism and White Supremacy
Send a message that Stephen Bannon has no business in the White House.

Click here for more information.

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We did it! The Mayor and Board of Supervisors included funding in the city budget for the brand-new Support at Home home care subsidy program, SRO elevator repair, a home modifications fund, rental subsidies for seniors and people with disabilities, and other programs meeting the needs of poor and marginalized folks. Thanks to all who worked so hard to make it happen.

For the final “add-back” list from the Board of Supervisors, click here.

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SDA’s Priorities for 2016

Affordable Housing for Low-Income Seniors & People with Disabilities

Take a look at the “Know Your Rights ” Tenant Info Sheet:
English
Spanish
Russian
Chinese
Tagalog

Support at Home (home care subsidy program)

Thousands of seniors and people with disabilities can’t qualify for IHSS but can’t afford privately-paid home care. Support at Home will allow people to get a subsidy to pay for home care, to get the support they need to live safely in their own homes. We are delighted to announce that the city agreed to launch Support at Home with $1.65 million in funding! Stay tuned for more information about the program roll-out.

Click here for a report from the Controller’s Office and a report from the Budget & Legislative Analyst’s Office about the issue of home care for middle-income or upper-poor seniors and people with disabilities.

Dignity Fund

The Dignity Fund is a ballot initiative, Proposition I, which would set aside money in the city budget for programs and services for seniors and people with disabilities, including health care, home care, food, senior centers, and much more. Click here for more information.

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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.

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IHSS Overtime Regulations implemented February 1

California is finally implementing federal regulations requiring the payment of overtime, wait time and travel time for home care workers! As of February 1, 2016 IHSS providers who work over 40 hours a week receive overtime pay (time and a half), but there are some limits on how many hours a provider can work in a week. Providers and consumers will need to learn about these changes and new timesheets. Please 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
Next meeting: October 13, on the Upcoming Elections
For more info, call 415-546-1333

HEALTH CARE ACTION TEAM (HAT) MEETING
2nd Wednesday of each month, 11 am – 1 pm
Corner of Mission @ 6th 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)

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Click here to see SDA’s 2015 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.