Outside Resources

The following is a list of agencies, organizations and services. Many other sources are available, but this should serve to give you a start. For information about local chapters & branches, unless otherwise noted, contact the respective national office.

Multiple Sclerosis
Family Caregivers
Disability and Public Policy Organizations
Government Agencies
Long Term Care Policy
Facility Placement
Home & Day Care
Other Resources


Multiple Sclerosis

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

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Family Caregivers

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

National Family Caregivers Association
10400 Connecticut Avenue, Suite 500, Kensington, MD 20895
(800)896-3650

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Disability and Public Policy 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 Street, Suite 500, San Francisco, CA 94103
(800)669-4000

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

Center For Independent Living
2539 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704
(510)841-4776

Americans With Disabilities Act
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.
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20530
Civil Rights Division
Disability Rights Section - NYA
(202)514-0301
(800)514-0301 (VOICE)
(800)514-0383 (TDD)

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

Canine Companions
2965 Dutton Avenue, 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

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Government Agencies

Department Of Health Services
Medi-Cal Information

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.

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Long Term Care Policy

National Council on Aging
1901 L Street NW, 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20036
(202)479-1200

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Facility Placement

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

Ombudsman Program Crisis Line
(800)231-4024

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Home & Day Care

Institute On Aging
(415)750-4111
(877)750-4111

Adult Day Care
(866)333-6002

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Other Resources

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

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