Capitol Pressroom

March 25, 2019: Support for Direct Support Professionals

Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) take care of New Yorkers with the greatest needs and are pushing for a wage increase for these workers across the state. Asm. Aileen Gunther (D-Monticello), chair of the Assembly Committee on Mental Health, along with BFair 2 Direct Care campaign members, Mark van Voorst, Executive Director, The Arc New York, Darlene Sample, a Direct Support Professional from Rochester, explained why this funding boost is so critical.

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