Dear Friends,
      We are writing to introduce you to the Coalition for a DSP Living Wage: Valuing Workers Who Support People with Developmental Disabilities. The Coalition is made up of a cross-section of stakeholders who are concerned about the current workforce crisis facing those who rely on Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) to facilitate community based lives. Low wages have made it very difficult to recruit, hire and retain qualified DSPs to meet the needs of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities across New Jersey.
      You are receiving this communication because a member of the Steering Committee has identified you as someone who has a vital stake in addressing this workforce crisis. The Steering Committee is hoping that you will join the Coalition and help us achieve our goal to increase the hourly wages of DSPs.
      In the materials attached, you will find a description of the Coalition, our purpose and member responsibilities. Please take a minute to read these materials as we urge you to join the Coalition and support this important cause. Once we have your agreement to participate in the Coalition we will communicate with you about next steps and ongoing activities.
      If you have any questions or would like to discuss this matter further, please reach out to me or a member of the Steering Committee.

Thomas Baffuto
Coalition Chair

More information about the Coalition for DSP Living Wage

Please join the Coalition for DSP Living Wage Today!

It is easy to join the Coalition for DSP Living Wage!

1. print out the  Easy Sign-on Form above, scan and email to 

2.  print out the Easy Sign-on Form above and mail to
Thomas Baffuto, Executive Director
The Arc of New Jersey
985 Livingston Ave
North Brunswick, NJ 08902

3. click on the button below and sign up by email.

Coalition for DSP Living Wage  Steering Committee Members
The Arc of New Jersey
The Alliance for the Betterment of Citizens with Disabilities
The New Jersey Association of Community Providers
Autism New Jersey
New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities
The Family Support Coalition of New Jersey
New Jersey Statewide Self-Advocacy Network
The Statewide Regional Family Support Planning Councils

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