Launched in 2010, our California Chapter is led by people with disabilities who employ for homecare, parents who employ (or employed) nannies, and a growing number of housecleaner employers and family caregivers. Member leaders have worked to unite people with disabilities with the home attendant workforce to advocate for their shared interests for dignified working conditions and affordable long-term services and supports. After passing the California Domestic Worker Bill of Rights in 2013, Hand in Hand has worked alongside the CA Domestic Worker Coalition to establish the first statewide enforcement program. The program funds community-based organizations to reach and educate domestic workers and employers on their rights and responsibilities.
We’ve also been working to protect Medicaid-funded homecare for low income people with disabilities and seniors (IHSS), expand access to in-home supportive services, organize parents to fight racist immigration policies and make their homes Sanctuary Homes and end family separation. Whether you’re in San Francisco, the East Bay, L.A., or anywhere in California, we hope you’ll join us!
Resources for California
Find a Worker or Refer a Worker to a Community Organization In California:
- Graton: Graton Day Labor Center & ALMAS
- Los Angeles: IDEPSCA, Instituto de Educación Popular del Sur de California, Pilipino Workers Center, CHIRLA
- Oakland & Greater East Bay: Mujeres Unidas y Activas, Filipino Advocates for Justice, PAWIS
- San Francisco: La Colectiva de Mujeres, Mujeres Unidas y Activas, Filipino Community Center, Chinese Progressive Association
Best Practices and Laws:
Resources & Research:
About the California domestic work industry:
- CA Domestic Workers Coalition
- Behind Closed Doors: Working conditions of California Household Workers, by Mujeres Unidas y Activas, Day Labor Program Women’s Collective of La Raza Centro Legal & Data Center
- Struggles and Support: California’s Homecare Employers 2017 by UCLA Labor Center with support from Hand in Hand, the CA Domestic Workers Coalition, Senior & Disability Action and others
- Profile, Practices and Needs of California’s Domestic Work Employers
- 2016 by UCLA Labor Center with support from Hand in Hand, the CA Domestic Workers Coalition, Senior & Disability Action and others