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Resources for Patients and Families

This is not a comprehensive list of agencies or services.


Family Caregiver Alliance
690 Market Street, Suite #600
San Francisco, CA 94104
415-434-3388, 800-445-8106

National Family Caregivers Association
10400 Connecticut Ave., Suite #500
Kensington, MD 20895

Disability Organizations

Association For Higher Education And Disability (AHEAD)
P.O. Box 21192
Columbus, OH 43221-0192
614-488-4972 (VOICE/TDD)

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Office Of Communication And Legislative Affairs
1801 L St, N.W. 9th Floor Washington, DC 20507
202-275-7377, 800-669-3362 (publications)
901 Market St., Suite #500 San Francisco, CA 94103

National Council On Disability
1331 F Street, N.W. Suite 850 Washington, DC 20004
(202) 272-2004
The National Council on Disability studies and makes recommendations about public policy for people with disabilities. The council also publishes Focus, a free newsletter.

Center For Independent Living
2539 Telegraph Ave. Berkeley, CA 94704

Americans With Disabilities Act
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Civil Rights Division
Disability Rights Section - NYA
Washington, DC 20530
202-514-0301, 800-514-0301 (VOICE)
800-514-0383 (TDD)
The department of Justice, Civil Rights Division is responsible for enforcement of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This site links to numerous other resources.

Bay Area Outreach Recreation Program (BORP)
830 Bancroft Way, Suite #205
Berkeley, CA 94710 (510) 849-4663

Canine Companions
2965 Dutton Ave Santa Rosa, CA 95407
(707) 577-1700 (800) 572-2275

Can Do Multiple Sclerosis
27 Main Street, Suite #303
Edwards, CO 81632
(970) 926-1290 (800) 367-3101

National Multiple Sclerosis Society Northern California Chapter
1700 Owens Street, Suite 190
San Francisco, CA 94158
415-230-6678, 800-344-4867

Long Term Care Policy

National Council on Aging
1901 L Street NW, 4th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20036

Facility Placement

Best Nursing Homes 2012: Behind the Rankings
at US News and World Report

Eldercare Locator

Ombudsman Program Crisis Line

Home & Day Care

Institute On Aging
415-750-4111 or 877-750-4111

Adult Day Care


Department Of Health Services
Medi-Cal Information

Planetree Health Library
2040 Webster Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 600-3681

Social Security Administration
6401 Security Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21235
(800) 772-1213
Contact the Social Security Administration to determine your local branch and if you are entitled to receive benefits, based on your level of disability.