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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Looking Back on 2019 & Ahead to 2020

As we bring 2019 to a close, SDA is reflecting back on the past year and preparing for the next year.

We fought and won $5 million in Senior Operating Subsidies to make housing affordable for seniors living on extremely low incomes. Along with our allies, we succeeded in getting $150 million for senior housing put into the housing bond, Proposition A, which passed at the ballot box on November 5 and ensured $600 million overall in affordable housing!

Fighting for community-based mental health services, we challenged institutionalization and raised awareness of the need for consumer-driven reform of the mental health system.

We must continue this work in the new year – and to do that, we need you. Become a sustaining donor at even $5/month, so we can focus less on fundraising and more on the good fight. Or make a one-time donation of $2 or $120, or the amount that works for you.

Thank you to each and every one of you that joined us in these campaigns. You are appreciated and we know we can count on you in the year to come.

For more, and for a peek at SDA’s finances, take a look at our 2019 Year in Review!

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Support Disabled People & Seniors Through the Crisis of Fires & Power Outages

Power outages are challenging for many people, but for some disabled people, they are life-threatening. Ventilators and CPAP machines enable people to breathe. Medicines require refrigeration. Many wheelchairs and other mobility devices, medical beds, lifts, and so many other critical assistive devices require power. Disabled people who were left to fend for themselves in the recent power outages have already died. A shocking lack of support by PG&E to ensure the safety of disabled people and seniors inspired a grassroots group of disability activists and allies to take action. Through the #PowerToLive Campaign, they are providing mutual aid and support, connecting those who need help with funding and volunteers. SDA is serving as fiscal sponsor for this all-volunteer group. Please donate, and your donation will be used for solar generators, hotel vouchers, air filters, and other equipment for people whose lives depend on it.

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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 Theresa or Freddy at 415-546-1333

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Senior and Disability Action is a 501(c)3 organization. Our Tax ID # is 94-3213120 and donations are tax-deductible.

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.