SFWAR’s Disability & Deaf Services provides trauma informed support to survivors with physical impairments, individuals who belong to a sensory minority (e.g. those who are blind, Deaf, hard of hearing), individuals with emotional disabilities, survivors with cognitive or intellectual challenges, and individuals with mental illness, or other chronic and severe illnesses (e.g. HIV/AIDS, cancer).
Ensuring the widest range of people with disabilities equal access to culturally relevant crisis intervention services (via the SFWAR 24-hour hotline, in-person at our offices, and off-site at community-based organization primarily serving people with disabilities); individual counseling; support groups; medical, legal, and social service advocacy and accompaniment; and emergency assistance (for housing, transportation, food, clothing, etc.) is a core goal.
Our collaborating partner in this work is Sins Invalid. Sins Invalid is a critically acclaimed, San Francisco Bay Area based, majority LGBTQI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex) and people of color-led performance project presenting work on disability and sexuality from a disability justice framework.