Community Involvement

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Homebridge maintains close ties with other community-based organizations. Our executive leadership participates in a number of collaborations to shape policy at the local and national level that foster high-quality care for consumers and employment opportunities for caregivers. Many of our past and present Board of Directors members are from our founding agencies or other organizations serving the elderly, including Kimochi, Inc., Jewish Family and Children’s Services, Jewish Vocational Service, Catholic Charities, Meals on Wheels, Bethany Center Senior Housing, Northern California Presbyterian Homes, On Lok Inc., Self-Help for the Elderly, Bayview-Hunters Point Multipurpose Senior Center, and the Institute on Aging. 

Homebridge collaborates with public and private entities to accomplish mutual goals that would be difficult to achieve alone:

  • Long Term Care Coordinating Council (LTCCC) — advisory body to the Mayor on policy, planning, and implementation of a long-term care system in San Francisco. Homebridge’s Executive Director co-chaired the Long-Term Care Pilot Project, which developed San Francisco’s Living with Dignity Strategic Plan through a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
  • Coalition of Agencies Serving the Elderly (CASE) — advocacy group mobilizing efforts to secure financial and political resources for home- and community-based services for seniors and people with disabilities. CASE provides educational forums and community outreach, and promotes the contractor voice. Our Executive Director served two years as President.
  • Human Services Network (HSN) — an association of over 110 community-based non-profit agencies in San Francisco addressing public policy issues critical to human services and public health. Our Executive Director is a member of the HSN Steering Committee and serves as a liaison for aging, long-term care, and workforce issues.
  • Senior and Disability Action — coalition of agency representatives, in-home health care workers, union representatives, and consumers to mobilize and educate seniors and people with disabilities in pursuit of individual rights and social justice. Homebridge was an early member of the IHSS Heath Task Force, led by Senior and Disability Action and dedicated to improving the IHSS program for clients and workers.
  • JVS Healthcare Advisory Board — workforce development collaborative of Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) and health sector leaders to share knowledge of Bay Area healthcare workforce recruitment and retention challenges and innovations. 
  • HIV Health Services Planning Council — community planning body assessing the needs of people living with HIV and establishing priorities for services and allocation of funds.