In March the Coalition, along with dozens of non-profits from across the state joined together to demand a change in a law that makes it a felony for a non-profit to hire a licensed social worker without a waiver.
Today, we stood with other children’s camp supporters, human services organizations, and lawmakers to urge passage of new legislation that would remedy this senseless and potentially harmful policy.
From today's Press Release:
Both the law and the manner in which it has been interpreted and implemented by the State Education Department have left many organizations with a number of unacceptable choices:
“As a community based non-profit organization serving 3,500 homeless people each day through a dozen programs, Coalition for the Homeless is committed to providing the highest quality services for our clients, and assuring that other organizations are able to do the same,” said Shelly Nortz, Deputy Executive Director for Policy. “Government can do better than this, and we are so grateful to our bill sponsors for recognizing and advancing a “win-win” solution for our valued employees and the clients they serve,” said Ms. Nortz.
You can read the Coalition’s April 26, 2012 Memorandum of Support for the bill here.blog comments powered by Disqus