The In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program is a life changing and life sustaining program for over 500,000 low-income older adults and people with disabilities throughout California. More than 25,000 people rely on the program in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. The program provides for personal care services to seniors and people with disabilities with limitations in activities of daily living. IHSS provides essential in-home support that allows these individuals to remain at home and in their communities instead of needing to move into an institution to receive the care they need.
We are fighting senior poverty through an innovative model of education, partnership, and impact advocacy to create positive change in the IHSS program so that more low-income seniors can access the supports they need to remain connected to our families and communities. We currently have a special focus on improving access to the IHSS program in Alameda and Contra Costa. We are also working on broader systemic reform statewide.