State of Emergency; A Workforce Abandoned, People at Risk

September 15, 2016
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WE NEED CHANGE NOW Oregon community providers are in the midst of an unprecedented direct care workforce staffing crisis. Staff employed by community agencies who support individuals who experience intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) are leaving the field in record numbers due to poverty wages. Oregon policy and funding decision makers must take immediate action to resolve.. read more →

Direct Support Professional Recognition Week 2016

September 12, 2016
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We celebrate National DSP Week September 11-17, 2016 and recognize and thank our DSPs for all the hard work they do, 24/7, 365 days a year! Click here to see Governor Kate Brown’s proclamation. Click here to read NADSP Executive Director Joe Macbeth’s Call to Action. read more →

Pathway July 2016 Quarterly Newsletter

July 8, 2016
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Value the Work: The Cost of Compassion video goes national

May 13, 2016
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ANCOR expanded on ORA’s video “The Cost of Compassion” giving it a national scope and adding more voices to the urgency of addressing the DSP workforce shortage. We encourage everyone to watch the video and share it as broadly as possible! Click here to watch the video. read more →

Pathway April 2016 Quarterly Newsletter

April 13, 2016
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