Strength And Opportunities

Delaware Passes Record-Setting $17.225 Million Funding Increase for Disability Services

May 28, 2021

This funding brings Direct Support Professionals 85% of the way toward the funding benchmark set by Delaware’s Division of Developmental Disabilities Services. WILMINGTON, Del. — May 28, 2021 — Delaware’s Joint Finance Committee passed a record-breaking increase in the State’s budget for intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) services on Tuesday, May 26. The $17,225,400.00 commitment […]

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Workforce in Crisis: Chronic Underfunding Puts Disability Services at a Tipping Point


Melinda South, the Delaware executive director for KenCrest and Board President for the Ability Network of Delaware (A.N.D.), shares her thoughts on the workforce crisis Delaware’s intellectual and developmental disability service providers currently face. “Without fully funding the I/DD services system, Delaware’s disability providers won’t be able to hire, train, or retain direct care workers. […]

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Member Spotlight

A.N.D. member KenCrest is making their response to the COVID-19 pandemic a top priority in order to keep the 215 staff members and 75 people they support in group homes safe and healthy. In Delaware, several direct support professionals (DSPs) from the agency, which supports individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in community residential homes […]

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