Keep Adult Day Cares for Developmentally Disabled

As the budget deficit we face in California worsens, adult day cares face unfare cutbacks andor closure of all facilities. We need to keep these facilities open for a number of reasons. First and foremost is for the DD person. They require the daily structure and activities offered in such settings. Alot of the activities and interaction cannot be acheived in a home setting. Second, many adults with DD live with thier own family, many of whom work, and would not be able to stay home and care for thier loved one. Also, they would be forced to find alternate care for thier loved on during those hours. Many of which cannot afford such an expense. Lastly, for the people sho work in the day care facilities. For many, this is a single income. Many employed by adult day cares are single parents living from paycheck to paycheck just to survive. They enjoy caring for people and love thier jobs. Many of whom do not want to be on welfare. If we eliminate the adult day care system, it will, in the end cost the state more money. Many wil be forced to go on welfare just to survive.

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