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General Purposes

Direct Care Alliance, Inc.

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Expanding Economic Opportunity
  • Grant Amount $100,000
  • Grant Period March 1, 2009–February 28, 2010
  • Location New York, NY, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

This grant continues general purpose support to the Direct Care Alliance. The organization is a nationwide and state-based alliance of direct-care workers, employers, and people of all ages and disabilities who use long-term services, care, and supports. First initiated as a project of the Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute, the alliance works at the intersection of three key policy issues: 1) quality long-term care for consumers; 2) workforce development for low-income workers; and 3) economic and social justice for women. The alliance addresses these issues by directly engaging key stakeholders — workers, consumers, and employers — in grassroots advocacy initiatives.