Meet Shaleta and John. Shaleta is John’s direct support professional (DSP) providing the support he needs to live successfully in the community. Over 30,000 NJ residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities like John rely on DSPs to survive. Tragically, poverty-level wages are driving caring people like Shaleta away from profession, causing a critical shortage of qualified DSPs. It’s time NJ invest in a DSP Living Wage and #PayFair4DirectCare.

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