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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Senior and Disability Action is very concerned about the people of Houston and the massive flooding from the hurricane, especially people with disabilities and seniors. Portlight Strategies works to save the lives of these groups in disasters.

Here is a short summary of their work:

Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategies Hurricane Harvey Disability Hotline (800) 626-4959 has received over 100 urgent requests for assistance for people with disabilities and older adults. We’re working with TX government, FEMA and disability organizations from across the country to address the lifesaving needs of callers. We are rallying stakeholders by working together to help get people to safety, provide for any immediate needs they may have for disability related accommodations, durable medical equipment and other assistive technology, responding to evacuation and sheltering issues and problem-solving for a variety of immediate disability accessibility issues.

Portlight Strategies and the Partnership are providing technical assistance and guidance to prevent disaster survivors from being turned away from shelters, denied sign language interpreters, denied their civil rights, inappropriate institutionalization and experiencing many of the same issues as in past disasters.

You can give to Portlight here if you are able.
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Buy your tickets and send in your organizational sponsorship!

Senior and Disability Action’s 5th Anniversary Event:

5 Going on 55

Friday, September 22, 2017

5:30 – 8:00 pm

 The Arc of San Francisco, 180 11th Street       

 SDA is proud to celebrate 5 years since our merger, and close to 55 years combined of community work of our predecessor organizations. We will honor those who have founded and built the organization and highlight key victories from the past 5 years: Free Muni for seniors and people with disabilities, the Support at Home homecare program, affordable housing for seniors and people with disabilities, and much more.

The event will include live music, good food and wine, a drawing, and a silent auction of art and other items.

 Sponsor 5 Going on 55!
Sponsorships, starting at $250, help SDA grow and show the importance of community partnerships. Please send this form and your check to SDA, 1360 Mission Street #400, San Francisco CA 94103. Or sign up online at https://SDA5goingon55.eventbrite.com  We can include your organization on the event invitation if we hear from you right away!

 Event tickets and tickets for the drawing are now available! http://SDA5goingon55.eventbrite.com

 

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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.

– Click here for a Powerpoint or a text document document with the latest information about Congress’s proposed health care changes.


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)

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

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.