Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Phone: (415) 720-4458
All Major Holidays
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
New Years Day
To broaden public awareness about Sickle Cell Disease, advocate for clients and SCD community at large for access to quality compassionate healthcare, empower through education and lastly, establish a Sickle Cell Care & Resource Center in San Francisco.
Our vision is to work collectively with key stakeholders as a united voice to develop positive strategies for improvement in healthcare and create a more comprehensive experience for the clients and their families.
Our objective is to clarify the needs of the people living with sickle cell disease and remove the stigmas and biases. The keys to improvement is trust, communication, compassion and quality care. Further education for clinicians, physicians and healthcare providers would be tremendously helpful. As we strengthen those areas and reinforce the use of effective listening this will build better relationships between people living with sickle cell disease and providers in the ER or Doctors office.
"Sickle Cell Anemia Awareness San Francisco came into existence in June 2014, a year after my son, Kareem Marcellas Jones (36 years young) passed away from the effects of this vicious disease."
- NeDina Brocks, CEO
This will also result in fewer cases of the 3Ms:
Misunderstanding, Mistreatment, Misdiagnosis
Currently SCAA provides the following:
Education on SCD & Trait
Intake & Assessment for people living with sickle cell disease
Support Group Meetings
Advocacy & Empowerment Program (AEP)
Client Assistance Program
Holiday Giving Program
Educational Outreach Program
Events & Activities:
Blood Drives - Red Cross
SCAA Fitness Day
KMJ Wine n' Sign - Create signs to support
KMJ Warrior Walk - September (Sickle Cell Awareness month)
Advocacy and Empowerment Program (AEP) (9 month program)
SCAA Support Group
Global Blood Therapeutics
UC Benioff - CA State Action Plan; Sickle Cell Care Coordination Initiative/UCSF Benioff Registry
ASH RC - WeST Clinic Trial Network Communitiy Advisory Board/UC Benioff
Sickle Cell Disease Foundation/Networking Sickle Cell Care in California - CHW - conduct intake/assessments
Foundation for Sickle Cell Disease Research
Zuckerberg SF General Hospital - weekly tabling - education and information
With your support we can get the recognition sickle cell disease so desperately needs to give those battling this with the disease can have them hope for a better quality of life. That is the reason for the below initiative.
A Sickle Cell Care and Resource Initiative of San Francisco will give SCAASF the opportunity to offer additional services to the clients such as:
Transition from pediatric to adult care
Access to mental health services & health counseling
Access available social programs
Neuropsychological testing for school placement and services
Health care system navigation
Job training and resources
Educational counseling and support
"Help us make this disease a disease of the past and not the future."