Secretary of WA State DSHS resigns

Tougher Times Ahead
Secretary of DSHS resigns
This has been a difficult last few years for the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) and for the Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD), where many people with developmental disabilities turn to for state services that will help them live safely in their communities and lead productive lives. With the recession, budget cuts have reduced funding in many of the programs that people depend on. The latest budget proposals from DSHS/DDD (and the Health Care Authority) now would include the complete elimination of services for 41% of the entire DDD caseload, leaving people without needed prescription drugs, personal care assistance, residential and employment services, and many other vital services.

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