How important is your internet connection to you? How does it help you in your daily life? Have you experienced the frustration of a frozen Zoom connection? If you didn’t have to pay for the internet, how else could you use the money you saved? Our Free Wifi campaign is working to make sure that the digital world is open, accessible, and affordable to all. Contact Peter or Dasom at (415) 546-1333 or email@example.com, for further information.
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.
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.