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Programs & Services

CID offers a wide array of Services & Advocacy Programs for the betterment of your independence in the community. Learn more about all of our services and programs:

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Independent Living & Support

Counseling & Peer Support

Offers group and individual peer support services on a regular basis. The peer support group promotes self-help values and supports healthy interaction and social skills. Learn More…

Independent Living Planning & Support

The Independent Living Skills program assists people with disabilities to identify resources, strategies, and equipment for achieving maximum independence. Learn More…

Assistive Technology (AT)

Our AT advocate can recommend technological devices, equipment, and resources which allow individuals with disabilities to increase independence. We can help you identify your independent living needs, provide resource coordination for home modification, and even assist in finding funding in certain situations. Learn More…

Economic Empowerment

Provides assistance to individuals with disabilities in developing their own plans for the future, including financial planning (assistance with applying for SSI/SSDI, Medi-Cal, CalFresh), employment and housing. Learn More…

Information & Referral

Assist consumers to access tools, strategies, and accommodations that make living in the community possible. Advocates have knowledge of a wide range of community resources to share with consumers. Learn More…

Mental Health

CID is committed to advocating for individuals who suffer from mental health disabilities and who face inequalities, harsh conditions, and barriers to care. Learn More…

Caregiving Support

A registry of carefully selected personal care attendants and caregivers with experience in Home Care, Personal Care, and Respite Care (powered by QuickMatch). Learn More…

Housing Preservation

Housing Support

CID provides 1-on-1 service coordination, including needs assessment, identification of relevant community resources, and advocacy for individuals with disabilities and older adults looking for affordable and accessible housing in San Mateo County. Learn More…

Transitioning to the Community

Assist individuals who live in nursing facilities to return to their community as their health status allows for more independent living. Learn More…

Home Modification Services (HAM)

This program puts in ramps, rails, grab bars, vertical lifts and other modifications to make a home accessible. These modifications assist people with disabilities to remain at home or move back into their home with greater independence, and not be forced into skilled nursing or other institutional care. Learn More…

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Advocacy & Systems Change

ADA Consult & Training

This service is available to individuals, groups, public and private agencies, businesses, and community organizations. CID offers ADA consulting and education in all areas of the act. Learn More…

Systems Change Advocacy

Advocacy services provide both individual and systems advocacy to remove barriers that people with disabilities encounter in their efforts to become fully participating members of the community. Learn More…

Register to Vote!

Public assistance agencies and state funded agencies providing services primarily to people with disabilities are voter registration agencies under the National Voter Registration Act. Learn More…

Emergency & Disaster Preparedness

Disability Disaster Access & Resources

CID aims to assist individuals with disabilities and older adults in disaster readiness and recovery. Resources and services included are community education, starter emergency kits, portabale battery program, medical baseline enrollment, and other resources through the collaboration with San Mateo County Office of Sustainability. Learn More…

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Work Incentive Planning Assistance

Work Incentive Planning Assistance (WIPA)

For individuals currently receiving disability benefits, who are considering work, seeking work, self-employed, or currently employed. We will provide you with information about work incentives which may allow you to keep some or all of your cash benefits as well as your medical benefits. Learn More…

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Youth Services

Youth Group & Transition

Socialize with other youth with disabilities. Learn about the disability rights movement and support services. Also provide services for youth as they transition out of secondary school. Learn More…

YO! Disabled & Proud

Take part in the statewide Youth Organizing (YO!) Program, whose purpose is to develop future leaders in the Disability Rights Movement. Through the YO! program, youth can volunteer at CID for one year and receive a small stipend. Learn More…

Youth Leadership Forum

High school Juniors and Seniors are invited to spend a week in Sacramento, learning about leadership and advocacy skills! Learn More…