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2020 Budget Cuts Due to COVID-19

On May 12, 2020 DHS Leadership in Oregon presented the results of a Budget Reduction Exercise that was intended to propose how cuts to State departments could theoretically be made and to what extent.

The Agency In-Home service, though the most financially sustainable model, is set to take the deepest budget cuts

The Effects

  • HEALTH & SAFETY COMPROMISED
  • SEGREGATION & SECLUSION FROM COMMUNITY
  • LOSS OF CHOICE
  • LOSS OF INDEPENDENCE
  • GROWTH INHIBITED
  • INCREASED CRISIS PLACEMENTS
  • HEIGHTENED RISK FOR FINANCIAL AND SEXUAL EXPLOITATION
  • THREATENED JOB SECURITY
  • FURTHER DESTABILIZED WORKFORCE FOR THOSE WHO PROVIDE SUPPORTS

Help Now

Download the letter below and send it to your local legislator, Governor Brown, and anyone else you know who could do the same.

OAPA Advocacy Template Letter to Legislators COVID May 2020 (docx)

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Learn More

Download the OAPA response, infographic, and press release below to learn more information.

OAPA In-Home Agency Budget Exercise Response (pdf)

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OAPA In-Home Agency Budget Exercise Response Infographic (pdf)

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