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.
April 14, 2020 | tennessean.com Caregivers and direct support professionals uphold their duties even in the midst of a global pandemic. Every time a Predator gets on the ice, they know that they have some great supporters from our hometown. Now the coronavirus prevents us from watching them play. We all miss watching. Some of…Read More
April 12, 2020 | star-telegram.com I want to applaud dedicated workers who are embodying the Golden Rule during the COVID-19 crisis. — folks like our dedicated workers at Community Options, a nonprofit provider of residential care for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities throughout Texas. Community Options caregivers are among the thousands of direct-support professionals…Read More
April 2, 2020 | thestate.com On support staff All of us have a plan on how to keep ourselves and the people we love safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. But what about the people who cannot make such plans? What about the people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are living in group homes…Read More
March 15, 2020 | nj.com Gov. Phil Murphy has been a tremendous advocate to increase the minimum wage to shepherd an era for a robust New Jersey. Now, Senate President Steve Sweeney, D-Gloucester, has introduced legislation (S1194) to increase the wages for those who are the caregivers of New Jersey’s most vulnerable citizens, people with…Read More
March 05, 2020 | app.com Sometimes it takes the most vulnerable to bring the two titans of leadership in New Jersey together. Increased employment opportunities as a result of a strong economy has really helped the state. Gov. Murphy has been a tremendous advocate to increase the minimum wage to shepherd an era for a…Read More
December 12, 2019 | post-gazette.com The Pennsylvania House and Gov. Tom Wolf are working to ensure a sound minimum wage is established, thereby placing Pennsylvania to get in line with other states. I wholeheartedly endorse their efforts but with one significant caveat — that caregivers are paid increased wages. The state provides care to thousands…Read More
July 22, 2017 | The Santa Fe New Mexican | Article.pdf My View Renovating Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act By Robert Stack You would think that other than being elected, Congresswomen Michelle Lujan Grisham and Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Sens. Lindsey Graham and Rand Paul have little in common. Grisham is from New Mexico, Sen.…Read More