New statewide survey results show that Wisconsin’s Direct Care workforce, which provides daily care to some of Wisconsin’s most vulnerable residents, is on the brink of collapse. Data released today demonstrates that while these workers are braving the risks of COVID-19 to support people to live in their homes, nearly half must also work a second job to support themselves or their family. See full survey results here.

See WisconsinEye recording of November 19 press conference featuring direct care workers statewide.

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