Community Options is proud to advocate to Federal and state policymakers to increase funding for home and community-based services (HCBS). 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 Senators that called on President Joe Biden to make significant investments into HCBS. View the HCBS letter here.

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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.

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).

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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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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Caring for others deserves applause

May 5, 2020 | post-gazette.com I stand behind the direct-support professionals who tirelessly help. If you’re following Mister Rogers’ advice and looking for the helpers, you don’t have to look…

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Bucco Commends Pay Increase for Direct Support Professionals Who Assist Individuals With Disabilities During COVID-19

April 30, 2020 | senatenj.com Senator Anthony M. Bucco applauded the three-month temporary salary raise for Direct Support Professionals (DSP) working with the more than 30,000 New Jersey residents with…

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Combat pay needed for our essential workers

April 18, 2020 | abqjournal.com THE COMMITMENT of the first responders and medical staff in Albuquerque who care for those most in need of treatment is beyond reproach. We all…

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