Adult Services

Senior Services

Providing citywide services and workforce opportunities to help older adults remain in the community and age with dignity, security, and a high quality of life.

Division Director: Cathy Spensley, MSW (415)474-7310 x 435

One Away Campaign

Family Service Agency has partnered with the National Council on Aging in their One Away campaign. One Away is an innovative, national video advocacy campaign that gives voice to vulnerable older adults who are struggling to make ends meet in today’s economy. The campaign captures real stories of seniors on video—and calls for legislative and policy changes to make it easier for them to get the services and supports they need to live with independence and dignity.

FSA's Senior Division is leading the One Away campaign for California.  To be a part of this campaign and join the conversation, please go to: www.oneaway.org/CA

Geriatric Outpatient Mental Health Services

Comprehensive case management, counseling, and psychiatric services provided for older adults with mental health concerns, including substance abuse, to help maintain independence and dignity while aging in place. In-home and clinic-based services offered, including evidence-based practices and assessments.

Provided at no cost for clients with MediCal. Sliding scale for private pay and MediCare recipients. Some private insurance coverage is accepted. 60 years and older.

1010 Gough Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
Contact: (415) 474-7310

6221 Geary Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94121
Contact: Jon-David Settell, MSW, Acting Program Director, (415) 474-7310 x 423

The Office on Aging Case Management program provides services to older adults and adults with disabilites who are in need of brief counseling or access to more extensive mental health services.

Senior Full Service Wellness Program
(Mental Health Act)

A collaborative partnership with other community-based programs to support low-income older adults in need of intensive case management including mental health and substance abuse treatment, medical health care, housing assistance, vocational and educational support and counseling. Participants must have a mental health disorder.

No fees are charged to participants. 60 years and older.

1010 Gough Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
Contact: Jon-David Settell, MSW, Acting Program Director, (415) 474-7310 x 423

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Senior Peer Recovery Center
(Mental Health Act)

A drop-in resource and recovery center for seniors, providing multilingual, culturally competent, peer-based support and services. Low-pressure connection with an array of services offered, including mental health, substance abuse treatment, medical care, social activities, and peer-to-peer recovery.

No fees are charged to participants. 60 years and older.

333 Turk Street (Hyde and Leavenworth), Curry Senior Center, San Francisco, CA 94102
Contact: Andrew Brown, PhD, Program Director, (415) 292-1081

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Community Integration Services / Older Adult Day Support Center

A community integration program for older adults with mental health concerns, including substance abuse; offering a full range of mental health services, specializing in group therapy and assistance in becoming more connected within the community, depending on an individual's needs and interests.

No cost for clients with MediCal. Sliding scale for private pay and MediCare recipients. 55 years and older.

1010 Gough Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program

Mandated by federal and state law, professional staff and outreach volunteers investigate complaints and resolve issues that affect the elderly and dependent adults in long-term care facilities. The program also receives mandated reports of alleged abuse of elderly and dependent adults within these facilities and provides visitation and advocacy.

No fees are charged to participants.

6221 Geary Street, 3rd Floor San Francisco, CA 94121
Contact: Benson Nadell, Program Director, (415) 751-9788

 

Foster Grandparent Program

Limited-income, mobile seniors receive small stipends for providing support services for 20 hours a week to children with special needs. They serve in classrooms, pre-schools, and children's units in hospitals. They are charged with developing one-to-one consistent relationship with the children, by tutoring, mentoring, and providing emotional support. Stipends are tax-free and not counted as income for entitlement programs.

No fees are charged to participants or volunteers. 55 years and older.

6221 Geary Street, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94121
Contact: Karen Garrison, Program Director, (415) 751-9786 x 238

Senior Companion Program

Limited-income, mobile seniors provide companionship services 15-30 hours a week to frail, isolated, and homebound seniors. Also serving Adult Day Health Centers and other senior centers, engaging at-risk seniors in center activities. Assigned to agencies serving older adults, Senior Companions are supervised by case managers. Small hourly stipends are provided. Senior Peer Counselors are a specialized unit of the Senior Companion Program, trained in working with older adults with mental health concerns.

No fees are charged to service recipients. 55 years and older.

6221 Geary Street, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94121
Contact: Karen Garrison, Program Director, (415) 751-9786 x 238

Seniors Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)

Workforce training for older adults 55 years and older in community service organizations and government departments, leading to permanent job placements, including the private sector.

No fees are charged to participants.

77 Geary Street, 5th Floor, San Francisco CA 94108
1099 Sunnydale Avenue, San Francisco CA 94134
129 Redwood Drive, San Rafael CA 94901
Contact: Roxanne Murray, Program Director (415) 982-7007

Economic Security Initiative Center for Older Adults

Increasing economic security for older adults through economic security casework and service coordination, community forums, and national and local advocacy campaigns. Part of a national pilot, in partnership with the National Council on Aging and other community partners.

No fees are charged to participants. 55 years and older.

77 Geary Street, 5th Floor, San Francisco CA 94108
1099 Sunnydale Avenue, San Francisco CA 94134
Economic Security Casework: Roxanne Murray (415) 982-7007
Community Forums: Cathy Spensley (415) 474-7310 x 435