News and Events: Profile Videos

DSP Crisis

There is a Direct Support Professional Crisis in Washington State.

The crisis affects many lives, please visit the website to see how you can help and share you story.

Supported Living Rally Day 2017 Video

Please watch this fabulous video produced by our partner agency, Skils’kin. Share this video, and use it freely when speaking with your legislators and representatives. Remember, talking to lawmakers and representatives is the only way to help fix our staffing crisis!



Rally Highlights

Thanks to everyone who was able to join us for the Supported Living Rally Day in Olympia on January 29th. More than 600 consumers of service, staff, advocates, friends, and family joined the rally on the capitol steps to make our voices heard. ARC of Washington shared a great video podcast and recap of the event, with well-known supporters Sue Elliot and Ed Holen as well as a quick interview with Tana Senn, Democrat from the 41st District, who took the time to speak at the rally. Watch below!

Supported Living Rally 2016

Are you ready to RALLY?

Come to the Supported Living Advocacy Day & Rally!
When: Wednesday, January 27, 2016
What/Where: Rally at the Capitol Steps – Exact Time TBD, at the North side of the Legislative Building

After the Rally, meet with your Legislators – ALL Day

This year’s legislative session started Monday January 11, 2016 – so start calling and making appointments for Rally day!

Karen’s Client Requires Stability & Structure

Karen loves her job and her clients, but low wages and high staff turnover make life for her and her client challenging.



Meagan Loves Her Job In Supported Living

Meagan loves her job in supported living and has a bond with her clients that she does not want to lose.





Hard work deserves a livable wage

Caprice works hard to support her clients in the community and to support her family.

Robert asks for his staff to be paid a better wage

Robert talks about how supported living workers help him to live in the community, and how they need a better wage.

People learn life skills in Supported Living

James talks about teaching skills to people with developmental disabilities in a supported living program in Yakima.

Parent looks forward to her daughter being supported in the community

Shyane’s daughter is looking forward to living in the community with the help of supported living.