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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Dignity Fund SURVEY – due Friday, December 8

Please share your thoughts on what seniors and people with disabilities need in SF!

The San Francisco Department of Aging and Adult Services (SF DAAS) is conducting a citywide Community Needs Assessment to understand strengths, opportunities, challenges, and gaps in current services for older adults and adults with disabilities.

In 2016, San Francisco voters passed Proposition I to establish the Dignity Fund to secure funding for services that support older adults and adults with disabilities over the next 10 years. This survey gathers community input to inform future decisions about funding priorities and program investments to support older adults and adults with disabilities. Thank you for your time and feedback!

Please note that this survey is completely voluntary and all information you provide will remain confidential. Nothing you say on this survey will impact your access to services.

Take the survey online HERE in English. For the online survey in Chinese, Russian, Spanish, Vietnamese, or Tagalog, or for more information, go to www.sfdaas.org or www.sfdignityfund.org.

The paper survey is HERE. For additional paper copies, please contact Melissa McGee at 415-355-6782 or melissa.mcgee@sfgov.org.

If you are a paid provider of services for older adults or adults with disabilities OR would like to take this survey online instead of paper, please visit the following website: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3958484/SF-Dignity-Fund-Survey

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Sign up for Support at Home!

Support at Home has officially launched! Support at Home is a voucher program to help seniors and people with disabilities pay for home care so they can live safely in their homes. This is the program that SDA members fought hard to create and secure funding for — and it is now a reality!

If your income or savings or just barely too high for Medi-Cal and IHSS, but you can’t afford the out-of-pocket costs, this program is for you. To be eligible, you must be 18 or older, need assistance with 2 or more Activities of Daily Living, have less than $40,000 in assets (excluding a home and car) and less than $80,000 in income (for a single person). Please help spread the word!

To sign up, call Institute on Aging / IOA Connect at (415) 750-4111. Click here for more information.

Click below for flyers in multiple languages.
Support at Home Flyer 2017 English
Support at Home Flyer 2017 Chinese
Support at Home Flyer 2017 Spanish
Support at Home Flyer 2017 Vietnamese
Support at Home Flyer 2017 Russian
Support at Home Flyer 2017 Tagalog

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Senior and Disability Action remembers those who have lost loved ones or homes, in recent fires and other disasters in the North Bay, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Florida, and Houston. We worry about people with disabilities and seniors being able to stay in their communities and get the services they need. If you’d like to donate, here are some suggestions:

Portlight Strategies
Hurricane Maria Community Relief & Recovery Fund
Taller Salud
AgitArte
Mexico & Puerto Rico Resilience Fund

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SDA is hiring a Community Organizer and Educator!

Please help spread the word. Preference given to applicants with experience in the Chinese community and/or disability community.

Job Announcement is here. Applications accepted on a rolling basis but prefer as soon as possible.

Email info@sdaction.org with questions or recommendations!

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SDA’s Priorities for 2017

Housing: Make it harder for landlords to evict seniors and people with disabilities for no reason.

Preserve Healthcare: Fight back against national plans to gut Medicaid, Medicare, and the Affordable Care Act.

Pedestrian Safety: Make San Francisco’s streets safer for people to get around.

Immigration: Support senior and disabled immigrants and act in solidarity with broader immigrant communities.

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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)

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Click here for the 2016 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.