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.

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

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SDA is hiring! Please help us find a part-time Administrative Assistant to keep things running. $20/hour to start, 10-15 hours/week to start, in the office 3+ days/week. Seniors, people with disabilities, people of color are strongly encouraged to apply. Please click here for more information.

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SDA Annual Celebration 2018

Location change: LightHouse for the Blind & Visually Impaired, 1155 Market Street, in San Francisco.

Our annual fundraiser will be held on Friday, October 5th from 5:30pm to 8:00pm. The event will include entertainment, with the hilarious 80-year-old Octobabe as our host. Prizes for the drawing include $200 cash and a Monterey getaway, or bid on dozens of silent auction items. Enjoy wine and food, and networking with old and new friends. Join us in celebrating SDA and our community!

Click here for more information about tickets and the event

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SDA Voter Guide – November 2018

San Francisco Propositions

 C: YES!  Creates the “Our City Our Home” fund for permanent housing, subsidies, and mental health care – to make real progress on addressing homelessness.

State Propositions

1: Yes    Affordable Housing Bond for veterans, families, and people with disabilities

2: Yes    No Place Like Home initiative – supportive housing for those who need it

5: No      Realtor-funded initiative that benefits speculators (NOT the seniors it claims to help) while taking revenue from schools & services

6: No      Hurts public transit by repealing the gas tax

8: Yes     Limits dialysis clinic profits to improve care

10: YES! Repeals Costa-Hawkins to allow cities to pass laws to protect seniors & disabled people from speculation, eviction, and displacement!

Senior and Disability Voter Guide Nov 2018 final
To get involved with passing Prop C and Prop 10, please call Tony  at SDA at 415-546-1333

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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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

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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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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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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.