Jamey Helgeson: Tell Congress to Pass Disability Funding Now – Austin Daily Herald

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The Senate is currently considering making a major investment in disability services, but we need your help to make it happen! People with disabilities rely on Home and Community Services (HCBS) for everyday tasks like employment support, getting around the community, getting dressed, bathing, taking medication and much more. But there is not enough money in the HCBS program to support everyone. Too many people are stuck on waiting lists and not getting the services they need. Direct care workers are underpaid, leading to high turnover, critical staffing shortages and compromised care for many people with disabilities. Too often, this means unpaid family caregivers filling the gaps in care.

The pandemic has made the crisis of direct disability support workers worse than ever. It is high time to make a HISTORIC investment in disability funding. Take action now so people with disabilities, their families and direct support professionals can get the support they need! Contact your senators now because #CareCantWait! Visit

https://tinyurl.com/HCBSCareCantWait.

Events to come

July 26: Picnic in the park, 5 p.m.

July 28: Special Olympics Softball, 6 p.m.

July 29: Movie night, 6 p.m.

July 30: Fishing day, 10 a.m.

September 23: Hawaiian Luau at the Veterans Pavilion – Register at www.tinyurl.com/HawaiianLuau2022. Free, fun for all, friends and family welcome. Concession stand on site – Bring cash to buy snacks and drinks

October 16: LIFE is Better Together 70th Anniversary Celebration – Learn more at www.lifemowercounty.org/

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