Programs

Photo of the Health Action TeamHealthCare Action Team (HAT)
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HAT is a coalition of seniors, people with disabilities, caregivers and community agencies working together to advocate for increases and expansion of homecare services and affordable, supportive housing and improvements to discharge planning. We use theater, song, storytelling and other popular education and participatory research models to raise awareness of the growing need for quality services and housing and the important role they play in our community. Contact us at (415) 546-1333 ext. 304. And see our information on health care in our Survival Sheets on the Resources page.

Consumer Rights for Community Living (CRCL)
CRCL (pronounced “crackle”) helps seniors and people with disabilities navigate the complex web of home and community-based support services that can keep people living at home. CRCL works with people to get the services they need, know their rights, and resolve grievances. If you’re having trouble getting the services you need, if you’re not sure what your rights are, or if you need help resolving a grievance, call us at (415) 703-0286. And see our information on advocating for your rights in our Survival Sheets on the Resources page.

Photo of SDA demonstration with placard reading "The Senior Moment Is Now"Senior and Disability Survival School and Senior and Disability University
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We empower seniors and people with disabilities to take action in their communities. Utilizing presentations, discussions, and popular education, we train seniors and people with disabilities to effectively access vital community resources and to exercise their rights. Senior and Disability Survival School brings useful and accessible information to people with disabilities and seniors throughout San Francisco. Senior and Disability University trains people on community organizing and on issues such as Social Security, health care, housing, and pedestrian safety. And see our Survival Sheets on the Resources page.

Photo of SDA staff with placard reading "Yes on C for Housing Rights"Free Computer Classes
Computer Class are held on Mondays at 1:00 pm and 10:00 am to 11:30 pm on Tuesdays, Wednesday and Fridays.

Are you new to computers? Do you wonder what they do and why you would want to use one? Are you afraid if you hit the wrong button you would break it? Welcome, you’re in the right place!  Come join us in the Computer Lab at the SDA offices and learn everything you need to know about using a personal computer. The Lab is open 9:30 am – 4:30 pm during non-class instruction times. Please register for classes in advance by contacting Pi Ra at (415) 546-1333. And see our information on assistive technology in our Survival Sheets on the Resources page.

SDA Housing Collaborative
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The SDA Housing Collaborative is a group of tenants, homeowners, community advocates, and representatives from non-profit and government agencies, all dedicated to improving housing opportunities for seniors and people with disabilities. We work together to preserve and create quality, affordable, accessible housing in San Francisco, by organizing to win change! Join us every third Wednesday of the month at Mercy Family Housing, 10th & Mission Street. And see our information on housing in our Survival Sheets on the Resources page.

Thank you to San Francisco’s Department of Aging and Adult Services for provided core funding for the programs listed here! Thank you also to the many other foundations, organizations, and individuals who keep SDA’s work going.

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