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FCA Meets with State Senators and Assemblymembers to discuss California Caregiver Resource Centers

As you are probably aware, Governor Brown’s proposed budget for FY 2012-13 would completely eliminate funding for the 11 state-wide California Caregiver Resource Centers (CRCs). Family Caregiver Alliance: Bay Area Caregiver Resource Center is one of the 11 CRCs. During the past month, staff from FCA have met with our elected officials and their staff members to discuss the need for the CRCs, especially as California’s senior population doubles by 2030. Our activities have included:

Meetings with elected officials and their staff

New Resources to Raise Awareness of California Paid Family Leave

Editor's note: This posting originally appeared on the California Work & Family Coalition blog.

By Vibhuti Mehra, Labor Project for Working Families

Testimony for the California Assembly Select Committee on Disabilities

February 23, 2012

By Kathleen Kelly, MPA, Executive Director, Family Caregiver Alliance on behalf of the 11 Caregiver Resource Centers and 5.8 million family caregivers in California.

Quarters for Caregivers

Editor's note: This blog posting is cross-posted with the California Work & Family Coalition blog.  FCA is a member of the California Work & Family coalition, which advocates for improved laws, policies, and programs to support caregivers in California.

Don’t Balance the California Budget on the Backs of Family Caregivers

In Governor Brown’s proposed FY 2012-13 budget, funding for the 11 state-wide California Caregiver Resource Centers would be completely eliminated.

The Caregiver Resource Centers offer much-needed support in a variety of ways to informal caregivers who are oftentimes overwhelmed, physically, emotionally, and financially, with their caregiver responsibilities.

Letter Against the Repeal of the CLASS Act

Kathleen Kelly, the Executive Director of Family Caregiver Alliance sent this letter to the ten Representatives that comprise the Bay Area delegation in the US House of Representatives.

On behalf of the National Center on Caregiving at Family Caregiver Alliance, I am writing to express our strong concern about a vote scheduled this week in the U.S. House of Representatives for HR 1171 that would repeal the CLASS (Community Living Assistance and Supports) Act.

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