Senior Resources

Non-Location Specific Aging/Senior resources

Centers Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Healthy Aging Program

Website: https://www.cdc.gov/aging/mentalhealth/depression.htm
Description of Services: Educational materials and treatment options about depression in aging adults.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) Coping With Mood Changes Later in Life

Website: https://secure2.convio.net/dabsa/site/SPageServer/?pagename=education_brochures_coping_mood_changes
Description of Services: Educational materials and treatment options about mental health conditions and mood changes in aging adults.

Mental Health American (MHA) Preventing Suicide in Older Adults

Website: https://www.mhanational.org/preventing-suicide-older-adults
Description of Services: Educational materials, warning signs, and intervention options about
suicide in aging adults.


National Coalition on Mental Health and Aging (NCMHA)

Website: http://www.ncmha.org/
Description of Services: The National Coalition on Mental Health and Aging (NCMHA) plays a leading role in policy analysis and development. The Coalition is committed to engaging and strengthening relationships with existing partners as well as cultivating new partnerships with leading local, state, and national health, behavioral health, and aging organizations. The Coalition provides a forum for sharing, learning and technical assistance for professionals in behavioral health, the aging network, consumer advocates, and government.
Phone: (202) 336-6046
Email: awatt@apa.or

National Council on Aging (NCOA) Behavioral Health
Programs for Older Adults

Website:
https://www.ncoa.org/center-for-healthy-aging/behavioral-health/behavioral-health-programs-forolder-adults/
Description of Services: NCOA’s compiled list of resources for behavioral health programs for
seniors.
Phone: (571) 527-3900


National Council on Aging (NCOA) My Medicare Matters

Website: https://www.mymedicarematters.org/
Description of Services: Tool to help aging adults learn more about what mental health benefits are included in Medicare, along with provider recommendations.

National Institute on Mental Health (NIMH) Older Adults and Depression

Website: https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/older-adults-and-depression/index.shtml
Description of Services: Educational materials and treatment options about depression in aging adults.

California resources

California Department of Aging 

Bay Area California Resources

Asian Pacific Islander (API) Legal Outreach—Senior Law,
Elder Abuse, Disability Rights Project

Website: https://www.apilegaloutreach.org/programs/senior-law-elder-abuse-disability-rights-project/
Description of Services: API Legal Outreach works to both to prevent abuse towards elders and people with disabilities and to assist survivors of abuse. We work closely with senior centers, churches, and senior meal sites to keep our services accessible. The Senior Law, Elder Abuse, Disability Rights Project offers legal services, elder abuse prevention, and training & technical support.
Specific Target Population: Focus on Asian seniors
Languages Spoken (other than English): Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese
San Francisco Phone: (415) 567-6255 (SF)
Oakland Phone: (510) 251-2846
San Francisco Address: 1121 Mission St. San Francisco, CA 94103
Oakland Address: 310 8th St., Suite 308 Oakland, CA 94607


Central City Older Adults Clinic (CCOA)

Website: https://sf-goso.org/health-treatment/outpatient-treatment/central-city-older-adult-clinic-health-treatment/
Description of Services: CCOA is part of the Department of Public Health’s Community Behavioral Health Services and provides psychiatric evaluation, medication management, crisis intervention, dual diagnosis treatment, schizophrenia support group facilitation, case management, and referrals. CCOA primarily serves adults over 60 and who reside in the Civic Center, South of Market and Tenderloin districts. Medi-Cal, Medicare, or no insurance accepted
as well as sliding scale. Drop-In hours M-F, 9AM-4PM.
Specific Target Population: SF residents 60+ who live in the Civic Center, South of Market, or Tenderloin neighborhoods.
Languages Spoken (other than English): Spanish, Tagalog, Cantonese
Phone: (415) 558-5900
Address: 90 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102


Counseling Services for Older Adults (part of Crisis Support
Services of Alameda County)

Website: https://www.crisissupport.org/programs/senior-counseling/
Description of Services: For those older adults who are able to come to our North Oakland office, group, individual, couples, and family counseling are available. On-Site counseling services are provided on a sliding scale and based on annual income and number of household members. Proof of income is not requested and the fee is negotiable. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Our Older Adult In-Home Counseling Program provides in-home counseling, which includes emotional support and telephone follow-ups, to home-bound and/or socially isolated older adults who would benefit from weekly counseling and who otherwise would not have access to mental health services. There is no fee for In-Home Counseling
services. Donations are accepted but not required to receive services.
Specific Target Population: On-site clients must be 55+. In-home clients must be 60+
Phone: 1-800-260-0094


Curry Senior Center Behavioral Health

Website: https://curryseniorcenter.org/programs/
Description of Services: Trained in behavioral health, Curry therapists foster dignity and respect for seniors who are in need of mental health and substance abuse counseling. Individual and Group therapy is offered in both programs. The Mental Health program
specializes in working with older adults who are experiencing problems like depression, anxiety, grief and loss. The Substance Abuse program specializes in problems associated with long term
substance usage through a harm reduction model of care. The programs are open to all seniors over the age of fifty-five or disabled who live at or below the poverty level and are a resident of San Francisco or have private insurance coverage.
Specific Target Population: 55+
General Phone: (415) 920-1351
Case Management Phone: (415) 292-1351
Email: info@curryseniorcenter.org
Address: 333 Turk Street San Francisco, CA 94102

Institute on Aging (IOA) Friendship Line

Website: https://www.ioaging.org/services/all-inclusive-health-care/friendship-line
Description of Services: The Friendship Line is both a crisis intervention hotline and a warmline for non-emergency emotional support calls.
Phone: (800) 971-0016.


Institute on Aging (IOA) Integrated Behavioral Health Services

Website: https://www.ioaging.org/services/all-inclusive-health-care/psychological-services
Description of Services: IOA’s Integrated Behavioral Health Services offers a variety of counseling methodologies to address various issues for Seniors (such as loneliness, depression, anxiety, and feelings related to aging).
Phone: (415) 750-4111
Address: 3575 Geary Boulevard San Francisco, CA 94118


Mental Health Association of San Francisco (MHA SF)
Clearing House Support Group

Website: https://www.mentalhealthsf.org/support-groups/#
Description of Services: This group is for LGBTQ seniors 55+ to share their struggles, strategies, and successes. It is led by those with lived expertise/ systems to overcome the challenges of living with clutter. Meeting first & third Wednesday of every month from 12:30-2:00pm; currently being held on Zoom during COVID.
Specific Target Population: LGBTQ seniors 55+
Phone: (415) 421-2926
Email (General): info@mentalhealthsf.org
Email (Support Groups): lisa-sun@mentalhealthsf.org
Address: 870 Market Street, Suite 928 San Francisco, CA 94102


NAMI SF Mental Health 101 Presentation

Website: https://www.namisf.org/mental-health-101
Description of Services: Mental Health 101 is a program designed for community groups and organizations including religious organizations and centers of learning and support. This presentation is designed to end the stigma surrounding mental health by starting the conversation and providing an opportunity to learn about mental health conditions through an informative PowerPoint, personal testimony, and open Q&A. The presentation is designed for a
variety of culturally diverse communities, and can be customized to fit the audience.
Specific Target Population: Religious organizations, community groups, diverse populations, schools and educational institutions
Email: natasha@namisf.org


Southeast Mission Geriatric Services

Website: https://sf-goso.org/health-treatment/outpatient-treatment/southeast-mission-geriatric-services-health-treatment/
Description of Services: The goal of Southeast Mission Geriatric Services is to identify and serve individuals 60 years and older who, without mental health intervention and treatment, are at risk of hospitalization or institutionalization. Program accepts Medi-Cal, Medi-Care, Healthy San Francisco and indigent clients. In some situations, clients may have a co-payment based on income or requirement of their coverage provider. Eligible individuals are over the age of 60 and have several mental disorders, and those who are dually diagnosed who reside primarily but not exclusively in the Southeast area of San Francisco.
Specific Target Population: 60+
Languages Spoken (other than English): Spanish
Phone: (415) 337-2400
Address: 3905 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94112

Sources include:

NAMI SF Mental Health Resource Guide forCulturally Diverse Populations


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