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As a way to take part in Operation Advocacy on Disability Awareness Day at the State Capitol, DAC is hosting letter writing workshops. All supplies are provided plus refreshments.

We will lead off with a video prepared by League of Women Voters on effectively telling your story to your state representative. And staff will be on hand to help you along the way.

The goal is to raise awareness about the current in-home caregiver crisis going on right now in Idaho.

“Many people with disabilities are having trouble getting their voice heard,” said Kristin Graham, “so we will teach them how through letters, cards, emails, and phone calls.”

Several things have changed in recent years that is making it harder for a person with a disability to remain in their home. Decreased hours of care allowed, changing the rate of pay for individual services, and lagging in caregiver pay compared to other states have made the process more cumbersome and expensive. This has resulted in some people with disabilities in our community being institutionalized.

The letters will be collected and hand delivered to the Idaho State Capitol on February 21st. Join us at the Moscow Letter Writing Workshop, February 9th 3:30 to 6:30 pm, 505 N Main Street. This is open to all Idahoans with a disability who use home and community based services and their direct care providers. Remember, it’s not the government, it’s YOUR government! 

505 North Main Street
Moscow ID 83843
(208) 883-0523 VOICE-TDD
(208) 883-0524 FAX
(800) 475-0070

330 5th Street
Lewiston ID 83501
(208) 746-9033 VOICE-TDD
(208) 746-1004 FAX
(888) 746-9033

3726 E Mullan Ave
Post Falls ID 83854
(208) 457-3891 VOICE-TDD
(208) 457-3893 FAX