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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 Court Decision Update!

On Friday, August 21st, the U.S. Court of Appeals ruled that home health workers were entitled to the right to receive overtime pay and minimum wage rates. This ruling was supposed to go into effect October 13th. However, a Motion for Stay had been sought, and on September 18th, that motion was denied by the Appeals Court. This means that, barring another appeal, the new federal regulations will go into effect sometime in mid-November. In the meantime, the appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court continues.

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.


next pa Registry open application period!

For those bilingual (English/Cantonese/Mandarin) candidates who are interested in joining the Registry: Our next open application period will be on Wednesday, October 14th, or Thursday, October 15th. Hours: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. or 2 to 4 p.m. Please come by (832 Folsom Street, 9th Floor) to pick up an application. Call the PA at (415) 243-4477 for more information and requirements.



This half-day conference will teach nursing and health profession students and community professionals how to partner with unpaid and low-paid caregivers.

Kelly Dearman,
Executive Director

April 2015

Kelly Dearman

Kelly Dearman

"It's been just a year since I've come aboard the Public Authority, and it's been a great time. A huge thank you is due the mentors who worked so hard to train IHSS consumers on the new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) rules. Even though those rules are not being implemented, the mentors are now diligently developing training modules for our consumer One-Stop Center opening in the summer! More details as we get closer to the date." - Kelly Dearman

PA's 2oth Anniversary Party: A good Time Was Had By All!

From left to right: Maria A. Olivares, Joanne Holland, Tony Nicco, Marie Jobling, Patrick Hoctel, Traci Dobronravova and Donna Calame.

From left to right: Maria A. Olivares, Joanne Holland, Tony Nicco, Marie Jobling, Patrick Hoctel, Traci Dobronravova and Donna Calame.

Staff, mentors, On-Call workers, Board members, friends and colleagues turned out on Thursday, May 28th, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the PA's creation by the SF Board of Supervisors in May 1995. Many people who helped found the PA were in attendance and reminisced about their efforts to make the agency a reality. Former E.D. Donna Calame spoke about the agency's beginnings and its development, and current E.D. Kelly Dearman discussed new directions for the PA. All in all, the party was a chance for people to take a moment to honor the efforts that have made the agency what it is today and to look down the road a bit to what appears to be a most promising future.