Living Wage for Direct Support Professionals

HARRISBURG, April 11 – State lawmakers held a House Majority Policy Committee roundtable discussion on the importance of ensuring direct support professionals can earn a living wage. Direct support professionals are people who support people with disabilities by assisting them, and they're dramatically underpaid. This hearing was hosted by Rep. Tarik Khan (D-Phila.) at the Pennsylvania Capitol building. 

  • Hosts: Rep. Tarik Khan (D-Phila.)
  • Testifiers:
    • G.N. Janes- Chief Executive Officer, Valley Community Services
    • Michael Anderson- Legislative Advocate, The Arc of Philadelphia
    • Carrin Butts- Direct Support Professional
    • Dr. Josie Badger- Founder, Badger Consulting Inc.

Agenda + Testimony

Media Release + News Coverage