Openhouse works with a wide range of organizations in carrying out our mission. Please call the Openhouse office at (415) 296-8995 if you have any questions about our partner organizations.

Housing

openhouse is partnering with the San Francisco Mayor’s Office on Housing and Wood Partners Development Company to build affordable senior housing and support services that are welcoming to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) seniors at 55 Laguna Street.

San Francisco Mayor’s Office on Housing. The mission of the Mayors Office of Housing is to provide financing for the development, rehabilitation and purchase of affordable housing in San Francisco. MOH also guides and coordinates the Citys housing policy. MOH administers a variety of programs to finance the development of affordable housing by non-profit and for profit developers, provide financial and educational assistance to first-time homebuyers, and finance housing rehabilitation costs for low-income homeowners. MOH is also responsible for monitoring and ensuring the long-term affordability and physical viability of the City’s stock of affordable housing.

Wood Partners.

Services

Openhouse provides information and referral services. Partnering with community and government agencies, Openhouse works to ensure LGBT older adults get the care and support services they need.

Institute on Aging. Institute on Aging (IOA) can help you make aging what you want it to be. With friendly and supportive experts, IOA can help you understand and enjoy living independently in your mature years. The IOA has guidance and services for seniors to increase independence, alleviate worries, and free older adults to enjoy life. Turn to IOA for information on care in the home or in the community, counseling for caregivers and seniors, financial planning, resources for professionals and students in the field of aging, and much more

San Francisco Department of Aging and Adult Services. The Department of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS) is the Area Agency on Aging for the City and County of San Francisco. In this capacity, DAAS is specifically charged with planning, coordinating, providing and advocating for community-based services for older adults and adults with disabilities.

Community

Openhouse partners with neighborhood senior and community centers to organize LGBT discussion groups and other activities. Please visit our Events page for a schedule of these opportunities to meet your neighbors and find out more about these community resources. Our Community Services page has more information about these and other community services.

30th St. Senior Center. The 30th Street Senior Center offers an array of bicultural and bilingual programs serving older adults and caregivers including educational and recreational activities; information, referral and social services; congregate and home delivered meals; and case management.

Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center. The Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center (BHNC) works to preserve and enhance the ethnic, cultural, and economic diversity of Bernal Heights and surrounding neighborhoods by promoting community action to build a just and equitable community for all.

Canon Kip Senior Center. Canon Kip Senior Center provides a hot lunch and fellowship 365 days a year to low-income elders 60 years and older. Approximately one quarter of program participants is currently homeless. In addition to a meal, the Center offers exercise classes, support groups, nutrition workshops, occasional field trips, and the opportunity to read the paper or play cards. Appointments can be made to see a case manager.

Castro Senior Center. 415.863.3507.  Golden Gate Senior Services (GGSS), which operates the Castro Street Senior Center, provides a broad spectrum of services and activities for older persons and younger adults with disabilities. The program coordinates resources and services to provide the elderly and younger disabled with activities that will enhance their dignity, support their independence and encourage their continued involvement in and with the community, with the overall goal of helping them to avoid premature or inappropriate institutionalization. The Castro Senior Center offers a monthly discussion group for LGBT seniors. Please call the Castro Senior Center for details.

The Mental Health Association of San Francisco (MHASF) advances the mental health of the people of San Francisco and the Bay Area and leads the global community in advocacy, education, research and policy. We support and promote recovery and wellness while challenging the stigma associated with mental health conditions. The Mental Health Association of San Francisco is an affiliate of Mental Health America (MHA).

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