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On Lok helps LGBT seniors this holiday season November 28, 2018
On Lok, a San Francisco-based community organization that serves older adults in the Mission District, partners with the Department of Aging and Adult Services, providing vital services, including home-made meals, to seniors in the community, including the Latino and LGBT communities.

University institute plans nation's first municipal disability cultural center October 30, 2018
The Department of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS) is working with the Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability at SF State to help change perceptions about people with disabilities by showcasing their experiences. The Longmore Institute is spearheading development of the nation’s first Disability Cultural Center.

The singular needs of LGBT seniors: San Francisco fund training for workers June 18, 2018
The city of San Francisco, through its Department of Aging and Adult Services, is funding a $400,000 effort to train hundreds of workers at companies and public agencies on how to better communicate with LGBT adults.

Home care subsidy helps SF’s middle-income seniors February 12, 2018
Department of Aging and Adult Services program designed for people who have long struggled to afford home care on their own but who earn too much to qualify for free or low-cost home care like In-Home Supportive Services provided by Medi-Cal.

Three Strategies That Helped San Francisco Increase Foster Home Applications by 300 Percent January 26, 2018

Nearly 1 in 4 San Franciscans struggle with hunger   May 24, 2017
Food insecurity has been thrust into the national conversation, given the White House’s federal budget proposal that aims to cut food stamps

Immigrants' fear cited in declining food stamp use in SF  May 16, 2017
SF concerned by a recent spike of withdrawals from CalFresh among eligible households

Mayor Lee wants to expand homeless child care in the city   May 11, 2017
To parents struggling to get back on their feet, free child care means everything

Fire victims get a break   May 10, 2017
Human Services Agency Fire Victims Assistance Fund aims to benefit low-income residents

Peer support, dementia programs launched for LGBT seniors   March 2, 2017
Department of Aging and Adult Services announces grants for two new major community service programs

Immigrants fearful of status sharing at food banks   February 14, 2017
CalFresh food assistance, even in these uncertain times, remains the same

STiR Startup Binti rapidly signs California clients   February 8, 2017   
Software helps speed up the process of approving SF foster parent applications

Obamacare has made a difference for San Francisco   January 13, 2017
Editorial: Trent Rhorer and Barbara Garcia

Federal disability aid an elusive solution   December 6, 2016
SF is boosting efforts to help thousands eligible for SSI payments qualify and get off the streets

Code Cracking   November 10, 2016
Code for America’s ranks of engineers increase access to SF public benefits