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Community Options visits the state capital in Nashville, TN

March 7, 2024
Meika McClendon, our Tennessee State Director, and Mercedes Owens, Executive Director in Chattanooga, engaged in a powerful conversation with State Representative Yusuf Hakeem to advocate better pay for Direct Support Professionals.

March 07, 2024 Today we visited our state capital Nashville, TN for Legislative Day on the Hill! We met with three Representatives from the Chattanooga area: Greg Vital, Greg Martin,…

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New Jersey young adults should not live in nursing homes

October 19, 2023
New Jersey young adults should not live in nursing homes - northjersey.com

October 19, 2023 | Online article northjersey.com The insightful report from Disability Rights New Jersey confirmed advocates’ suspicions that New Jersey sanctions placing individuals with disabilities into nursing homes against…

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Community Options was present in Harrisburg for an advocacy event for direct support professionals

May 3, 2023
Community Options Inc. executive directors, regional directors, and the state director for Pennsylvania gathered on the steps inside the Harrisburg capitol building following the press conference for the advocacy of increased wages for direct support professionals. Several representatives from the state of Pennsylvania, family members, and executives from agencies that employ direct care workers spoke at the press conference on the need of better wages and more qualified staff to support adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

May 03, 2023 On Wednesday, May 03, 2023 Community Options Inc. was present in Harrisburg for an advocacy event for direct support professionals. We were advocating for Governor Shapiro’s budget…

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Community Options to Receive Workforce Training Grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services

July 5, 2022
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June 28, 2022 | Press Release.pdf | observer-reporter.com online article | post-gazette.com online article Philadelphia, PA – Community Options, a leading national nonprofit supporting people with disabilities, announced approval of…

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In a letter to the Biden administration, Robert Stack called for Medicaid reimbursement rates to be addressed before raising the federal minimum wage.

February 22, 2021

In a letter to the Biden administration, Community Options, Inc. CEO Robert Stack called for Medicaid reimbursement rates to be addressed before raising the federal minimum wage to $15. Raising…

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Community Options is proud to advocate to Federal and state policymakers to increase funding for home and community-based services (HCBS).

February 5, 2021

HCBS funding is critical to improve wages for direct support professionals. We applaud Senator Bob Casey (recipient Community Options’ Betty Pendler Award in 2020) and the 30 other United States…

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Caregivers for those with disabilities are Frontline workers, their pay should reflect that

January 12, 2021
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January 12, 2021 | elpasoheraldpost.com The consensus is hospital staff and the vulnerable must be first in line for the vaccine. Persons with disabilities have a 35% greater chance of…

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To the editor:

August 17, 2020
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August 17, 2020 | njbiz.com Republicans and Democrats need to factor in the essential workers with children who cannot go to school. My staff and I manage over 5,000 essential…

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To the editor:

May 18, 2020
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May 18, 2020 | njbiz.com Crisis does not build character, it reveals it. Managing one of the largest state-funded nonprofits supporting persons with disabilities in New Jersey is more than…

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Nonprofit caring for developmentally disabled adults continues to serve despite COVID-19 challenges

May 6, 2020
Nonprofit caring for developmentally disabled adults continues to serve despite COVID-19 challenges

May 6, 2020 | observer-reporter.com Direct care workers are on the front lines caring for a vulnerable population during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the director of a nonprofit that cares…

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