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Access + Empowerment

We can help you find resources to make sure you receive the benefits and services you are entitled to.


County Veterans Service Office (CVSO)

CVSO helps you get the federal veteran's benefits you are entitled to.

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People receive services at SFHSA's 1440 Harrison location.

Legal Services

We provide counseling on rights, representation before courts, and drafting of legal documents for older adults and people with disabilities.

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Naturalization Services

This service help legal permanent residents of San Francisco who are aged 50+ or aged 18+ and with a disability.

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Aging & Disability Resource Centers

The Centers offer free assistance on issues affecting older adults and people with disabilities.

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Advocacy Services

Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP)

HICAP helps residents maximize their Medicare health benefits.

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Safety in Care Facilities

Our Long-Term Care Ombudsman advocates for the rights of people living in skilled nursing facilities, residential care facilities for the elderly, and assisted living programs.

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Other Resources

We offer a number of other access and advocacy resources. For more information on these and other related resources, call the DAS Benefits and Resources Hub at (415) 355-6700.

  • Housing counseling and advocacy: Services aiming to improve the housing situation for older adults and adults with disabilities.
  • Home care advocacy: Efforts to promote a seamless and responsive home care system to best serve seniors and adults with disabilities.
  • Long-term care consumer rights: Information on the basic rights guaranteed in the various long-term care services in the City.
  • Senior and disability survival school: Training services for seniors and people with disabilities to effectively access vital community resources.