Disability Organizations Face Crisis Level Worker Shortage

February 9, 2019

US News & World Report (February 9)

Disability Organizations Face Crisis Level Worker Shortage

More than six months after being forced to absorb a 7 percent cut in public funding, Rochester area disability organizations are coping with crisis-level staffing shortages.

Officials at Ability Building Center and Hiawatha Homes say the scarcity of workers has led to lengthening waiting lists, referrals put on hold, stressed-out employees and a workplace situation that in the long run is unsustainable. Residential homes have been hit particularly hard by the shortage, say residents and staff.

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