Stabilize Oregon’s Developmental Disabilities Services System
Oregon is strongest when everyone has what they need to fully participate in community life.
The safety and security of Oregonians with Developmental Disabilities relies
on current service funding levels and protecting eligibility criteria as well as
other critical investments:
Pay Direct Support Professionals Living Wages
- Support rate restructure to reduce turnover and create a living wage for Direct Support Professionals.
Fully Fund DD Case Management
- Ensure DD Case Managers are fully funded to support people with DD to create plans and achieve their goals.
Support innovative approaches in Oregon’s DD Services System that strengthen families and communities:
Protect the Fairview Trust
Safeguard the $6 million in the Fairview Housing Trust by moving the funds to the Oregon Community Foundation to ensure it will be available in the future for the development of affordable, accessible and innovative housing options for people with I/DD and their families.
Invest in Families
- Protect $1.2 million in existing funding for Family Networks connecting families experiencing disabilities and communities. Add $330,000 to build capacity across the state by sustaining new networks in Eastern Oregon.
Develop Statewide Data Systems
- Establish an integrated information technology system to support case management and provide statewide data to inform policy-making and report life quality outcomes for Oregonians with I/DD.
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