Budget Advocacy Continues to Boost Funding for Senior and Disability Services

Coalition efforts increased funding to match the growing number and needs of seniors and adults with disabilities.  The Dignity Fund Coalition, the Budget Justice Coalition, the Coalition of Agencies Serving the Elderly, the Human Services Network were some of the many groups organizing to see their priorities included in the budget.  An early hearing called by Supervisor Norman Yee provided a platform for testimony filled with touching stories and hard data about what is happening for seniors and adults with disabilities in San Francisco.  Advocacy with individual supervisors and the final budget hearing capped the season.  The Dignity Fund Coalition chose the theme Summer of Love – 50 Years Later to call attention to the need to support those who helped make the City the compassionate, creative, caring, inclusive place it is now.   

The Dignity Fund Coalition will continue to be the place to track the implementation of existing funding and to lay the groundwork for the needs assessment and planning for future years.  The Dignity Fund Coalition meets the 4th Wednesday of the month at Independent Living Resource Center at 825 Howard Street and the meetings are open.  

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