On Friday, January 24, Director of Government Affairs Maura Sullivan served as the emcee for the Southcoast Human Service Advocacy Legislative Breakfast at White’s of Westport.
The breakfast focused on a discussion of the Direct Support Professional Workforce Shortage Crisis, which continues to be one of The Arc’s top priorities. Advocacy Alliance Coordinator Kathleen Amaral, who has a 15-year-old son with complex medical needs, offered thoughts on her experience of the shortage from a family perspective.
A dozen legislators and staff members were present for this important discussion, including Senate Chair Michael Rodrigues.
We’re so grateful for everyone who came out and made the breakfast such a success! Together, we will continue to work to address the crisis in the DSP workforce.
So happy to Emcee this important legislative advocacy event with South Coast Human Services: the focus, our workforce shortage crisis! Thank you to the many legislators who came, listened and will take action to help! @SenRodrigues #Mapoli @TheArcofMass pic.twitter.com/zGOpaQPU3g
— Maura Sullivan (@MauraAtTheArcMa) January 24, 2020
This morning, I shared my family story as it relates to the Workforce Crisis. Thank you to the Legislators, Southcoast Human Service Agency representatives, and folks who receive services for attending this Breakfast. @TheArcofMass https://t.co/anq107Al1E
— Kathleen Amaral (@kathleen1973) January 24, 2020