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San Bruno Branch Office

Human Services

San Bruno Branch Office

Center for Independence of Individuals with Disabilities

Provides a variety of services to enable disabled and frail elderly persons to lead independent lives.

Description:

Offers a variety of services to disabled and frail elderly persons living in the north part of the county and on the Coastside, including benefits counseling and support groups. Another office is located in San Mateo (described separately). Counseling is available for individuals, families and couples as well as peer counseling groups. Independent Living Skills provides evaluation, training, consultation and equipment assistance. Personal Assistance Program assists with recruitment and placement of attendants/respite workers, offers mediation and training in employer skills and responsibilities. Client Assistance Program informs and advises clients of available vocational rehabilitation services and assists clients with any program funded under the Federal Rehabilitation Act. The Housing Accessibility Modification (HAM) Program provides low-cost modifications for people with disabilities including the frail elderly. The goal is to eliminate barriers and adapt environments enabling residents to be as mobile, safe and independent as possible within their homes. Modifications include the installation of grab bars, wooden banisters, handrails, adaptive bathroom and kitchen fixtures, interior and exterior non-skid surfaces and door bell and emergency alert systems for hearing-impaired persons. These services are also offered to caregivers in the family. Financial Benefits Counseling provides information and advocacy regarding government benefits programs, e.g., Social Security, State Disability Insurance, Medi-Cal, General Assistance, Food Stamps, In-Home Support Services. Shopping Assistance for Someone who is Homebound (SASH) matches a volunteer shopper with an individual who is able to cook but needs a shopping service because of mobility limitations. Once a week a volunteer shopper will shop for and deliver the groceries which are paid for at time of delivery. Staff also provide community outreach and education, information and referral and advocacy in the areas of housing, transportation, financial benefits, accessibility and employment. Consultation in the implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act is available. Volunteers are welcome in many areas, especially the Volunteers in Money Management Program, to visit with clients and assist them with bill payment, health insurance claims and other financial matters, and in Shopping Assistance for Someone who is Homebound. Formerly known as Center for Independence of the Disabled, Inc. (CID). Another office is located in San Mateo (described separately).

Location

Public Transit:

SAMTRANS stops within 1 block.
1590 El Camino Real, Suite C, San Bruno, CA 94066 37.6126889 -122.4030729 Human Services

Service Options

Languages Spoken:

  • Mandarin
  • Tagalog

Accessibility Options:

  • Disabled Parking
  • Disabled Restroom
  • Wheelchair

Services

Fees:

None. Donations accepted.

Audience:

Disabled or frail elderly residents of north San Mateo County or the Coastside

Eligibility:

Disabled or frail elderly resident of San Mateo County

How to Apply:

Apply by phone.

Service Wait Estimate:

Some programs have a waiting list (e.g., financial benefits, Housing Modification Program).

Service Areas:

  • Brisbane
  • Colma
  • Daly City
  • El Granada
  • Half Moon Bay
  • Miramar
  • Montara
  • Moss Beach
  • Pacifica
  • Pescadero
  • Princeton
  • South San Francisco