Help Fix Residential Crisis for People with I/DD - Join Keep the Promise Family Coalition
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Thousands of New York State citizens with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) are waiting for their own homes, and many are in immediate need of residential opportunities. In addition, people with I/DD and their families face an onerous placement process without clear access and understanding of the wait list.
New York State has not provided a way for families to plan for the future as home caregiving becomes difficult or impossible, putting both families and individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities at risk. In recent years, a shortage of residential opportunities for all but emergency cases has grown. When the state offers housing almost solely on an emergency basis, the guarantee of a most appropriate, least restrictive home that incorporates choice is impossible. In response to this crisis, family members, concerned citizens, former government officials, and others formed the Keep the Promise Family Coalition.
Please sign our petition to urge Governor Cuomo to fix the housing crisis for people with developmental disabilities!
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