1028 S. Alamo   •   San Antonio, TX 78210   •   210.281.1878 V/TDD   •   210.281.1759 FAX

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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!


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!


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


JULY 24th, 2021
10:00am - 11:30am

  Key Note Speaker: Nick Scott  

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Disability Success Stories

   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.


COVID-19 Resources Center

Wear Mask To Protect Everyone,
A Video Guide by Dr. Kitty Brietzke

Video: What Is COVID-19
World Health Organization (WHO)

Video: How To Protect Yourself
Against COVID-19
World Health Organization (WHO)

Video: Washing Hands With Soap And Water
World Health Organization (WHO)

Video: How To Make A Mask, by Dr. Gupta
With A Handkerchief, No Sewing

Texas Human and Health Services Dept (HHS)
Latest Information, COVID-19

Services for People With Disabilities, COVID-19
Texas Health and Human Services (HHS)

Department of State Health Services
Public Health Region 8


SAILS Information In Video With ASL