SFIHSS Public Authority Facebook 

This is a link to our new Facebook page with up-to-date information about important news and events.


by Cara Padilla-Nalagan, MSN, BSN, RN


FLSA - IHSS Overtime Exemption Policy

Please click on the link below for new CDSS policies regarding exceptions to provider overtime hour limits.

IHSS Overtime Exemption Policy Link


New! Registry & on-call factsheets

For a little history, stats and description of services provided by both PA programs, check out the factsheets (in English, Spanish and Cantonese) under Resources below.

PA FY 2014-15 Annual Report

Our Annual Report is under Resources below. Inside you will find E.D. Kelly Dearman's Letter from the Director on the cover, an updated list of our services, various facts and statistics about us and our programs, and a Program Revenue and Costs section, among other items. Enjoy! 

Over 20 years assisting low-income older adults and people with disabilities in San Francisco to stay in their homes and communities.


New IHSS Overtime rules!

Please click on the link below for the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) video/online guide to the new IHSS overtime rules and regulations:



PA Holiday Schedule

The PA office at 832 Folsom Street will be closed on Monday, February 15, 2016, in observance of Presidents' Day. For On-Call requests, please call our main number (415-243-4477) to connect to the emergency line.

PA job opening!

The San Francisco IHSS Public Authority is currently seeking qualified candidates for the post of One-Stop Center Coordinator. Please click on the link below to learn more about this position, including how to apply:

One-Stop Center Coordinator

Feb. OPen Applications!

For those providers who are interested in joining the Registry: Our next open application period will be Tues., Feb. 16th, and Wed., Feb. 17th, 9:30-11:30 a.m. or 2-4 p.m. Please come by 832 Folsom Street, 9th Floor, to pick up an application. Applications must be picked up IN PERSON on dates and times specified. Call ahead (415-243-4477) to learn more about the REQUIREMENTS involved in becoming a Registry home-care provider.


The PA Mentorship Program is recruiting new members. If you are currently using IHSS services, either as a consumer or a provider, you could be a valuable addition to our program, and you will be paid for your time. This is a great opportunity to work with the community and help other IHSS consumers and providers. Please contact Tomiko Russell (415-593-8133) for more information.


Kelly Dearman,
Executive Director

November 2015

Kelly Dearman

Kelly Dearman

"The One-Stop Center is now open for business at the Public Authority! We invite all our consumers to come and see what resources we have available for you. I also want to encourage those of you who have some extra time to consider being a Public Authority mentor. In the spirit of "each one teach one," this is a great opportunity to share your experiences and tips with consumers who have recently joined the IHSS program. [If interested, please contact Tomiko Russell at 415-593-8133.] Finally, we really want to keep in touch with you and updated on all the new rules and regulations affecting the program. The best way for us to do this is through email. If you would kindly give us yours, we promise not to bombard you with junk or SPAM. We will only send you important information about IHSS. If you would like to receive such information, please send your email address to my assistant at phoctel@sfihsspa.org." - Kelly Dearman