Updated Message Regarding COVID-19 Posted on August 26, 2021

As, the Coronavirus pandemic continues to affect our lives and communities, the Public Authority’s priority continues to focus on providing services while protecting the health and safety of our… Read More

Eileen Norman Appointed as Executive Director Posted on July 19, 2021

On behalf of the Governing Body Board, I am thrilled to announce that Eileen Norman has officially been appointed as the Executive Director of the San Francisco Public Authority.… Read More

Kelly Dearman resigns as SF IHSS PA Executive Director Posted on May 23, 2021

With mixed emotions we would like to announce that Kelly Dearman has accepted the mayor appointed position of Executive Director of Department of Disability and Adult Services (DAS)… Read More

Updated Message Regarding COVID-19 Posted on March 18, 2021

The Coronavirus pandemic has presented many challenges. As we moved forward, we did so with two priorities in mind: to continue to provide services and to maintain the safety of all.… Read More

Standing Against Anti-Asian Violence Posted on March 18, 2021

Just as we stand in support of Black Lives Matter, the San Francisco Public Authority is outraged by these violent, targeted attacks.… Read More

Black Lives Matter Posted on June 4, 2020

The San Francisco Public Authority, stands in solidarity with those seeking racial justice, dignity and equality. … Read More


*Testing available for essential front-line workers showing active symptoms of the COVID-19 virus.… Read More

Message Regarding Health/Dental Benefits Posted on March 18, 2020

Effective March 19, 2020 and until further notice, all dental and health benefits will remain active for Independent Providers even if their hours fall below the minimum monthly requirement.… Read More

Coronavirus Updates and Actions Posted on March 17, 2020

In accordance with SF's order to "shelter in place", the Public Authority has made the difficult decision to close our office at 832 Folsom Street until further notice...… Read More

Message Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) Posted on March 15, 2020

We want to let you know that we are continuing to monitor the development of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Things are changing rapidly as communities across the country increase measures to stop the vir… Read More

Happy Holidays!

Wishing you a Happy Holiday and a Joyous New Year! Posted on December 19, 2018

Thank you for being a valued part of the Public Authority this past year. We look forward to continuing our work to support IHSS Consumers and Providers throughout San Francisco next year, and for m… Read More

Wage Increase for IHSS Caregivers

Wage Increase for IHSS Caregivers Posted on October 23, 2018

Thank you to Mayor London Breed and the San Francisco Board of Supervisors for recognizing the invaluable service performed by the over 20,000 IHSS Caregivers by voting to increase the minimum wage … Read More

Provider Connect Line

Introducing: Provider Connect Line Posted on September 27, 2018

We are proud to intorduce Provider Connect Line We have launched a new phone system called the Provider Connect Line that will make the hiring process easier and faster for both … Read More


Mayor London Breed proclaimed August 17th as Independent Pro Posted on August 22, 2018

In recognition of our Providers and their contribution to helping Consumers live independently, San Francisco Mayor London Breed has proclaimed August 17, 2018 as Independent Provider Day.… Read More

2nd Annual Independent Provider Appreciation Day

2nd Annual Independent Provider Appreciation Day Posted on July 26, 2018

We are excited to announce our 2nd Annual Independent Provider Appreciation Day!… Read More

Meet our Interns

Meet Our Interns! Posted on June 12, 2018

Meet Our Interns!… Read More

Grand Opening

One Stop Resource Center Grand Opening Posted on May 13, 2018

Please join us in celebration of our new One-Stop Resource Center… Read More

Public Authority will host event for Re:Imagine End of Life Posted on March 31, 2018

Imagine End of Life is a week-long, City-wide collection of events exploring death and celebrating life through the arts, spirituality, health care and design taking place April 16-22, 2018.… Read More

Kaiser Permanente Community Benefit Grant Update Posted on March 4, 2018

In August 2017, the Public Authority was awarded a grant through the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Community Benefit Grants Program.… Read More

Please Give a Warm Welcome to Our Newest Team Member... Posted on January 15, 2018

Alexandra (Lexi) Ortiz One Stop Center Resource Coordinator Lexi was born in Oakland and raised in San Ramon. She majored in Public Health at UC Berkeley. She spent time in college volunteerin… Read More

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Welcome to the New SFIHSSPA Website Posted on January 14, 2018

After many months, we're proud to introduce the new San Francisco IHSS Public Authority. It's a long time coming, but at least we feel with the 21st century!… Read More

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Rest In Peace Mayor Ed Lee Posted on December 19, 2017

Our thoughts are with the family of Mayor Ed Lee. He will be greatly missed as a staunch advocate for seniors and people with disabilities.… Read More

Please Join Us in Congratulating Our Executive Director, Kel Posted on November 20, 2017

Kelly Dearman has been selected to participate in the sixth cohort of the Practice Change Leaders Program. The 2018 class of Practice Change Leaders for Aging and Health were selected from a highly co… Read More

We Would Like To Introduce Two New Staff Members To SF IHSS Posted on October 23, 2017

Grace Cheng, Registry Counselor Grace was born in Hong Kong and has lived in Venezuela for 14 years. Currently, she is living with her husband and son in Fremont. She has a great passion for helping … Read More

PA Upcoming Events Posted on August 31, 2017

Two big events are coming up at the Public Authority. First, on September 12, Supervisor Aaron Peskin (District 3), Executive Director Kelly Dearman, (SF IHSS Public Authority) and Executive Director … Read More

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Public Authority Partners with Kaiser Permanente Posted on August 14, 2017

Through the Public Authority’s partner nonprofit, Thriving in Place, the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Community Benefit Grants Program awarded $15,000 to the Public Authority.… Read More

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PA Governing Body’s Latest Addition Posted on July 31, 2017

William (Bill) Pitts is the latest addition to the SF IHSS Public Authority Governing Body. Bill is a San Francisco resident who lives near the Church & Market area, and he brings a wealth of experien… Read More

Mentors, Home Care Providers and Their Roles Posted on June 29, 2017

The roles of mentor and home care provider are similar in one way (they provide support to IHSS consumers), but they are basically separate and distinct. Home care providers assist their IHSS consu… Read More

More Options for Consumers! Posted on April 30, 2017

The PA, Department of Aging & Adult Services (DAAS) and Homebridge have been working together to create the new Continuum of Choice and Support to ensure that multiple options within the IHSS system a… Read More

The Specialized Trainings for PA On-Call Providers Posted on March 29, 2017

The Public Authority, in collaboration with Homebridge, is now offering PA On-Call providers a series of specialized trainings designed to continue their home-care education, improve their skill sets … Read More

Searching For You! Posted on February 28, 2017

he PA is on the lookout for a lively, enthusiastic person to fill a seat on its Governing Body. The GB sets policy and oversees the activities of the PA. As a board member, you will have direct input … Read More


The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires people to have Minimum Essential Coverage (MEC) health insurance. This includes coverage through the Healthy Workers program. Healthy Workers is a health insuran… Read More

New and Improved Newsletter Posted on January 3, 2017

There have been some changes to our usual format—be sure to check them out!… Read More