Objectives

The SF IHSS PA is a consumer-directed program, meaning consumers have the right to choose who assists them.  To that end, the Public Authority provides the following services:

Carmen Briones,  On-Call Worker

Carmen Briones,  On-Call Worker

 

 

  • Operate a Registry to provide lists of screened workers to IHSS consumers for potential in-home employment.
  • Maintain and operate an On-Call program for IHSS consumers in need of urgent personal care, who have been referred for services by IHSS social workers.
  • Registry services are available to individuals who do not qualify for IHSS and are willing to pay a fee to receive lists of available Registry home care providers
  • Offer training opportunities to Registry home care providers through a partnership with the Homebridge Training (formerly TAPCA).
  • Offer a Mentorship Program to assist consumers.
  •  Act as the employer-of-record for IHSS independent providers, allowing worker organization and union representation.
  • Offer health and dental benefits to City and County IHSS providers through the San Francisco Health Plan (HealthyWorkers).
IHSS makes me stronger and live longer.
— Leopoldo P.