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Thank you, Superior HealthPlan for providing S.A.I.L.S. a grant of $15,248.00 to help support the disability communnity in San Antonio areas, during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

During this grant duration, June 2020 through September 2020, S.A.I.L.S. will use this special Superior Health Plan fund to help the disability community with rent and utility assistance.
 


 
SAILS CEO’s UPDATED COVID-19 Message, 5/29/2020


Dear Friends and Consumers of SAILS,

We at SAILS are all striving to continue services to our consumers during the COVID-19 Pandemic. SAILS is also committed to providing the utmost safe practices for our consumers with disabilities upon their visits to our building. Staff will be meeting with consumers by appointment after conducting a preassessment for COVID-19 and will also assess the consumer again upon arrival at SAILS.

Staff are following CDC guidelines by washing their hands frequently, wearing masks and social distancing. Please know that everyone’s safety and health are our number one concern. Please contact SAILS Program Director, Abel Zamora at 210-281-1878, extension 124 for any questions about programs and services. Thanks to everyone for cooperating and working with us to stay safe!

Sincerely,


Kitty L. Brietzke, J.D.
Chief Executive Officer
 
San Antonio Independent Living Services (SAILS) receives CARES Act funds for persons with Disabilities


San Antonio Independent Living Services (SAILS) was awarded mandatory COVID-19 Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act of 2020 (CARES Act) Funding from the federal government’s Administration for Community Living (ACL). Allowable expenses can be paid through September 30, 2021.

SAILS, along with all federally-designated Centers for Independent Living received the CARES Act funding to provide consumers with disabilities with food, hand sanitizer, masks, gloves, rental and utility assistance other personal care products. Funding may also be used for expanding technology for staff and consumers and assist in other budgeted costs that are allowable.

Staff at SAILS dedicate themselves to serving their consumers with disabilities and to the overall mission of our organization. SAILS mission is to advocate for the rights and empowerment of the people with disABILITIES and to provide needed services to people with disABILITIES in order to increase their self-determination and independence. Please contact SAILS at 210-281-1878 for further information on how to request assistance for these services. Please also stay safe and well!

Sincerely,


Kitty L. Brietzke, J.D.
Chief Executive Officer
 

 
   Our Mission:   To advocate for the rights and empowerment of the people with disABILITIES and to provide needed services to people with disABILITIES in order to increase their self-determination and independence
   Since 1981, SAILS has worked to make San Antonio and the surrounding counties a better place to live, work and play for people with disABILITIES.

   Our Philosophy:    People with disABILITIES have the right to be treated with dignity and respect; the right to live and receive services in their own homes, and to decide for themselves what is the best for them.
   Independent Living is different from other social services in that people with disABILITIES decide what services are needed and the best way to receive those services. This allows individuals more control over their own lives and leads to independence.

   SAILS Vision Statement:   To empower individuals with significant disabilities through advocacy to advance their opportunities to succeed and be more independent in their daily lives.
 

   
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30th ADA ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Dear Friends of SAILS:

This year marks the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) celebration. San Antonio Independent Living Services (SAILS) has been the nonprofit hosting the annual celebration of the ADA in San Antonio to commemorate the key meaning behind this important legislation passed in 1990-inclusion!

Sadly, I have had to make a tough decision to cancel this year's ADA celebration with plans to bring the event back to life in 2021. Most of our consumers who attend SAILS annual ADA celebration are seniors and persons with significant disabilities. Half of SAILS staff that attend the ADA every year have disabilities. In addition, some of SAILS Board members have significant disabilities. SAILS number one priority is the health and safety of all these people during these COVID-19 days.

Over the past few months, SAILS has learned how to continue to keep our consumers updated and provide a continuity of services safely. We are working with our COVID-19 procedures, wearing masks, practicing social distancing and sanitizing our work areas daily. The needs of persons with disabilities in our community are great. SAILS has moved in a direction to spend the next several months reaching out to them and assisting them with basic needs such as food, rent assistance, masks and sanitizer.

We are all in this together to help one another. I want to personally thank everyone who has supported SAILS and will continue to help us serve persons with disabilities.

Sincerely,



Kitty L. Brietzke, J.D.