Homeward Bound is fortunate to have a Grassroots Advocacy Committee. Thanks to timely alerts from ARRM (our trade association), the committee stays updated on legislation that will affect the disability industry. Homeward Bound’s Grassroots Advocacy Committee makes phone calls, sends e-mails and postcards to their representatives to help advocate for the needs of the disability community. One example of this is to stress the high rate of caregiver turnover and the difficulty of recruiting and retraining direct care staff.
Homeward Bound has been present for many years at Day at the Capitol, the disability community’s day to rally and advocate for important issues, such as a COLA (a cost of living adjustment). It is an awe inspiring event, to be among a 1,000 advocates from all over the state, who care and support people with disabilities and want to see that the best services possible are provided to all! Several legislators have been invited and visited Homeward Bound homes. We will continue to reach out to our legislators, to share the critical services that Homeward Bound provides in our communities.
If you are interested in serving on the committee please contact Kristine. Thank you for supporting the wonderful services provided by Homeward Bound!
Contact Your Legislator
As new legislative sessions begin, continue to advance, and come to a close, there are always opportunities to get engaged with policymakers about the continued importance of funding Home and Community-Based Services for people with disabilities. We urge you to contact your legislators. Find out who represents you.
Please share with your legislator what a vital role Homeward Bound plays in the life of your loved one and why Home & Community-Based Services are important to you.
- Explain how services make a real difference for people with disabilities.
- Describe the difficult and important work that caregivers and DSPs do.
Ways to contact legislators:
- Call, send an email, or write a letter
- Attend a town hall or candidate forum