HealthCare Action Team (HAT)

The Health Care Action Team (HAT) meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every month, from 11 am to 1 pm. We meet at the Independent Living Resource Center at 825 Howard Street. Free lunch. Call Ligia to say if you can come. 415-546-1333

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CONSERVATORSHIP / SB 1045

SB 1045 is a bill that passed at the state level to expand conservatorship law to include substance abuse and to expand the criteria for losing one’s civil liberties through conservatorships. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors is now considering implementation of this new program.

SDA and the Voluntary Services First coalition are working to stop implementation of SB 1045 in San Francisco, which would take away the rights of people with mental health disabilities and substance abuse WITHOUT providing voluntary services. Drug treatment, mental health services, and housing must be available when people ask for them!

Thanks for attending the Public Forum on SB 1045: Expanding Conservatorships, Involuntary Treatment & Loss of Civil Liberties! If you missed out, listen to an audio recording of the event here: or take a look at the presentation slides.

Read the statement that the Voluntary Services First coalition put out.

Check out a fact sheet on the issue.

Tell your mental health story: We need to hear from people about what it’s like to try to access services or what you think of conservatorship. Do you have a mental health condition? Please tell your story! Anonymous if you choose. Please click here for the survey. Click here for a printable version of the questions to copy and distribute.

To join the Voluntary Services First Coalition or find out more, please call Raia at (415) 546-1333 or email raia@sdaction.org.

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IHSS Task Force News

The IHSS Task Force is a place for up-to-date conversations about how IHSS and home care in San Francisco is changing, and what needs to be done to ensure that the needs of seniors and people with disabilities are met. The group brings together leaders of government agencies and non-profit organizations involved in IHSS, along with consumers and providers, recognizing the need to hear the voices of those directly affected by the program.

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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 is 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.

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Participants at the Health Care Forum

Participants at the Health Care Forum

Health Care Forum Panel

Health Care Forum Panel

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For more information about HAT, please call SDA at 415-546-1333.