Cost of Care Increase for Workforce Providing Services to People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Support a 3% Cost of Care Increase for the NJ Workforce Providing Services and Supports for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
The New Jersey SFY 2015 budget does not include a 3% cost of care increase for providers of community services targeted to increase the salaries and benefits of Direct Service Professionals (DSP's) providing care to people every day. Providers have been unable to increase DSP wages because there has not been a Cost of Care Increase in over 6 years. The system supporting people is expanding and critical to maintaining quality services and supports is a skilled workforce. DSP's often work two jobs and receive government assistance just to make ends meet. Sign the petition and ask lawmakers to support a 3% cost of care increase so people can continue to live in integrated communities and DSP's can continue to do the work they love.