Ask. Listen. Believe. “Earlier this month, Department of Human Services Director Erinn Kelley-Siel directed the attention of DHS employees to the fact that October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The numbers can be overwhelming – during 2011, Oregon domestic and … Continue reading
In June 2011, Personal Support Workers voted in favor of representation by SEIU Local 503. This means that all Support Providers in Oregon classed as “Personal Support Workers” under House Bill 3618 (including PSWs who are not members of the … Continue reading
The CDC reports that women with disabilities between the ages of 50-74 report nearly 5% less mammography use than women without a disability of the same age. Women with a disability are more likely to die from breast cancer — … Continue reading
In years past, Tri-Met has taken orders for annual passes and then mailed 12 individual monthly passes. That is changing October 1, 2012. Annual passes will now be mailed once as a single photo pass good for the entire year.* … Continue reading
A couple weeks ago DHS hosted Town Hall meetings around the state to encourage a public dialogue on the major initiatives DHS is focusing on (Economy and Jobs, Healthy People, Safety and Education). In case you missed the town hall … Continue reading
The Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund is conducting a survey about public transportation and would like your input. This research project aims to gain a greater understanding of what factors most affect the choices people with disabilities make about … Continue reading
Personal Support Worker Training is available through the State of Oregon’s Home Care Commission. Training topics include how to work with challenging behaviors, diabetes care, medication safety and how to protect yourself against sprains and strains when lifting.
We are excited to announce that we have bought a building and will be moving to a more centrally located space. We will be communicating with everyone about the move as it grows closer.
The Oregon Employment Relations Board announced that Personal Support workers voted 1,873 to 772 in favor of representation by SEIU.