Support at Home (S@H) provides home care vouchers to keep San Francisco adults with disabilities and older adults living safely in their community. The goal of S@H is to provide needed home care resources that are not accessible through any other means due to affordability challenges.
In 2017, a group of San Francisco advocates led by Senior and Disability Action, worked with the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and Supervisor Norman Yee held a hearing to discuss this gap in care. Funding was provided to the Department of Aging and Disability Services, and IOA was awarded a contract for a 2.5 year program pilot.
UCSF subsequently conducted an outside evaluation of the program, in which it was demonstrated that small amounts of subsidized home care led to significant cost savings for the health care system. The Support at Home program received ongoing funding in 2019 from DAS.
This program serving the community is funded by the City of San Francisco’s Department of Disability and Aging Services.