Senior and Disability Survival School and Senior and Disability University
These classes train seniors and people with disabilities on community resources in housing, benefits, transportation, and health care, and on community organizing skills, preparing people to advocate for themselves and their communities.
HealthCare Action Team (HAT)
HAT is a coalition of seniors, people with disabilities, caregivers and community agencies working together to advocate for expansion of homecare services and quality health care. We use songs, 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. Meetings: 2nd Tuesday of every month, 11-1.
SDA’s Housing Collaborative is a group of tenants, homeowners, and community advocates, working to preserve and create quality, affordable, accessible housing in San Francisco, by organizing to win change. Join us every 3rd Wednesday of the month, 1-3 pm.
SDA’s Senior and Disability SRO Workgroup brings together residents of Single Room Occupancy hotels and coalition partners to stop speculation and improve living conditions. Meetings are the 1st Friday of the month, 1-3 pm.
Mad Mob SF: Mental Health Consumers Work Group
SDA has started a new group of mental health consumers organizing for our rights, dignity, and access to services. If you have or have had a mental health disability or identify as a consumer and are interested in working together to improve the mental health system, come join us!
We meet on the second and fourth Fridays of the month. Contact Raia to get involved at (415) 546-1333, ext. 308 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Consumer Rights for Community Living (CRCL) & the Peer Advocates
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. 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) 546-1333 and ask to speak with a Peer Advocate.
SDA’s Transit Justice group organizes for pedestrian safety and good public transit for seniors, disabled people, and all San Francisco residents. For information on meetings or getting involved, please contact Pi Ra at (415) 546-1333 or email@example.com.
Free Computer Classes
SDA’s Computer Lab offers free group classes and one-on-one tutoring in how to use computers, look up resources, connect with friends and family, and do much more. We have an array of software and hardware to meet the needs of people with various disabilities and of all ages.
Trainings on Disability and Ableism
SDA offers 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. The training uses an intersectional approach, teaching about oppression of people with disabilities and the connection to racism and other forms of oppression. Through interactive presentations, role play, and games, this training includes disability history, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to San Francisco’s Department of Disability and Aging Services for providing core funding for the programs listed here! Thank you also to the many other foundations, organizations, and individuals who keep SDA’s work going.