Please take action today to ensure that individuals and families can have access to a high quality workers and workers can have fair wages that reflect the importance of the work they do!  With much discussion of budgets and revenue packages this week, it is critical for our voices to be heard around the need to increase the wages of direct support professionals!

We need your help – Please act TODAY and ask your families and friends to support this effort!

This Wednesday at 9:00 AM the Senate Human Services Committee will vote on SB 955 – the Community Disability Living Wage Act! This is the new version of the DSP wage bill for this new 100th General Assembly!

SB 955, Senator Heather A. Steans
Human Services Committee
Wednesday, March 01, 2017 9:00 AM

  • To file an electronic witness slip on SB 955: Click

When completing the witness slip! Make sure you select “Proponent” on Position and select “Record of Appearance Only” under Testimony!

SB 955 – Provides that the Department of Human Services will raise the wages to $15 per hour of front-line staff in residential and day programs and service coordination agencies serving persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including, but not limited to, intermediate care facilities for persons with developmental disabilities, community integrated living arrangements, developmental training programs, employment, and other residential and day programs for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities supported by State funds or funding under Title XIX of the federal Social Security Act.

  • To read full text of SB 955: Click

Together we can make a difference!

Meg Cooch Signature

Meg Cooch
Executive Director
The Arc of Illinois
20901 S. LaGrange Rd. Suite 209
Frankfort, IL 60423
815-464-1832 (OFFICE)