As someone on the frontlines, you already know that the workforce crisis affecting Pennsylvania’s human services is worsening. Unless lawmakers act swiftly, vital supports for individuals and families will be in jeopardy. Without additional state funding for human service professionals, providers may have no choice but to cut services or eliminate programs due to this increasing shortage of workers.
State government currently has billions of federal dollars and “rainy day” funds that could increase wages to help retain workers and attract and train a new workforce. Yet, even amid this worsening crisis, the money remains unspent as the needs of our most vulnerable residents go unmet.
That’s why we’re taking action — and we hope you’ll join us.
RCPA is partnering with other associations to urge lawmakers to increase funding and support human services professionals, so individuals and families in need get the assistance and care they deserve. View our official press release.
You can help.
- Visit the coalition’s website to learn how you can help.
- Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay informed of our progress.
- Share this message with your own network of providers, professionals, and families and encourage them to do the same, using the hashtag #DirectCarePA.
- Most importantly, TAKE ACTION TODAY. Tell lawmakers to release funding to address the workforce crisis facing Pennsylvania’s health and human services.
As always, thank you for all you do – for the support and care you provide to our most vulnerable residents. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We appreciate your support.