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January 2017 newsletter!

The PA's Vision and Voice Newsletter will soon be in the mailboxes of all our IHSS consumers and providers. Be sure to check out the changes to our usual format: shorter (four pages with lots of photos) and now in three different languages (same content)--English, Spanish and Chinese. Please click on the links below for the newsletter:

English Jan. 2017 PA Newsletter

Spanish Jan. 2017 PA Newsletter

Chinese Jan. 2017 PA Newsletter

Exciting PA Job opportunitY!

The PA is currently looking to fill a position on our team: Mentorship Service Coordinator. Please click on the link below to learn more.

Mentorship Service Coordinator

all about iHSS!

To learn more about the IHSS Program in San Francisco and the agencies (DAAS IHSS, Homebridge and the Public Authority) responsible for crucial aspects of the program, please click on the link below:

The IHSS Program in San Francisco

IHSS Overtime and Travel Information Link

Please click on the link below from the San Francisco Human Services Agency/Department of Aging & Adult Services:



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


PA MLK DAY Closure

The PA will be closed on Monday, January 16th, in honor of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. We will reopen on Tuesday, January 17th.

new provider application

If you would like to join the Public Authority Registry, please follow the steps below.

Steps 1 and 2: Watch informational video below and confirm that you have viewed it.

English Video

Step 3: Download and print application.

Registry Provider Application

Si quiere inscribirse en el Registro de la Autoridad Publica, por favor siga los siguientes pasos.

Paso 1 y 2: Vea el video informativo que sen encuentra abajo y confirme que lo a visto.

Video en Espanol

Paso 3: Descargue la aplicacion e imprima

Aplicacion para Proveedor del Registro



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Kelly Dearman,
Executive Director

November 2016

Kelly Dearman

Kelly Dearman

"The Public Authority is seeking qualified consumer mentors to work with older adults and people with disabilities through our Mentorship Program. You will receive a stipend for the hours you mentor. People with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Mentors should have compassion for older adults and people with disabilities and enjoy working with people of all ethnicities and cultural backgrounds. Bilingual skills are a plus. It's also helpful if the mentor is a current or past consumer of IHSS services.

The Mentorship Program runs the Public Authority's One-Stop Center, where older adults, people with disabilities and their workers can come for on-site workshops and trainings that will increase their knowledge and improve their quality of life. In addition to providing all the FLSA trainings for consumers, various workshops cover nutrition and health, living on a budget, public transportation and communicating with your provider. The Mentorship Program also offers a program for residents transferring out of the Laguna Honda Rehabilitation Center and back to the community." - Kelly Dearman

For more information or to apply, please call Mentorship Program Manager Perry Vermilyea at (415) 593-8136.