Governor Cuomo has proposed state budget changes that would result in a $240 million (6%) cut to non-profit organizations in New York State serving people with developmental disabilities. Losing these funds will result in devastating cuts to housing, employment, community, and day support services; programs that are vital to over 120,000 New Yorkers like Larry.
Larry is just one person who relies on voluntary non-profit organizations to be his safety net: the first point of contact if he has a medical or personal issue. These support services have helped Larry find a place to call home, obtain a job, and purchase a personal communication device. With this support, Larry is an active, healthy, contributing citizen, well-respected by friends and colleagues. Without the support of local non-profits, Larry might never have left the costly nursing home where he was previously living.
Please sign to let Governor Cuomo know that you oppose these cuts because Larry and other people with disabilities deserve the same quality of life as all New Yorkers.