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The City shall only use monies from the Fund for the following categories of services and purposes, to benefit Seniors and Adults with Disabilities:
(a) Home and Community Based Long Term Care and Support: Home care, adult day health care, adult social day care, IHSS emergency homecare, short term interim housing options, housing stabilization and support services, respite care, transitional housing for those leaving institutional care, related transportation (not already mandated or funded), accessible transportation programs, and other similar services funded through the City’s Disability and Aging Services Community Living Fund, or any successor legislation.
(b) Food and Nutrition Programs: Nutrition programs, including group meals, home-delivered meals, home-delivered groceries, food stamps outreach, and related education and outreach programs such as chronic disease self-management programs.
(c) Consumer and Caregiver Education, Empowerment, and Support: Programs including computers and digital learning, peer support programs, employment and training programs not otherwise mandated, senior companions, information and assistance programs, health insurance counseling and advocacy counseling, service connection programs, including resource centers supporting those with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, and family caregiver support programs.
(d) Senior/Disabled Community and Service Centers: Programs including senior centers, neighborhood-based village projects and similar programs, case management and care coordination, housing-based service connection programs, and other community-building activities that lead to more aging- and disability-friendly neighborhoods.
(e) Empowerment, Self-Advocacy and Legal Services Programs: Programs including benefits counseling and advocacy, eviction prevention, housing advocacy, long term care consumer rights, ombudsman programs, naturalization services, legal services and support, and IHSS/Supplemental Security Income (“SSI”)/Medi-Cal advocacy, including strengthening share of cost options.
(f) Health and Wellness Promotion: Programs including abuse and fraud prevention, grief counseling and suicide prevention, telephone reassurance, medication management, money management, and behavioral health not otherwise funded or mandated, health promotion and screening, and other activities that promote well-being and decrease social isolation.
(g) Targeted Services: Outreach, planning and targeted services and support to LGBT seniors, veterans, ethnic communities, people with disabilities and chronic conditions, their caregivers and other high-need groups as strong and integrated components of the service categories above.
(h) Funding for the Department of Disability and Aging Services to staff the Oversight and Advisory Committee created in Section 16.128-11 (“Oversight and Advisory Committee”), and to support planning and evaluation processes, and facilitate funding allocation;
(i) Administration of the Fund and evaluation of Fund goals and services;
(j) Technical assistance and capacity-building for service providers and community-based partners; and,
(k) Services that supplement, expand, or enhance existing programs for Seniors or Adults with Disabilities.
(Added by Proposition I, Approved 11/8/2016; Amended by Proposition B, Approved 11/5/2019)