Direct Care Workers United for Change

From 2005 to 2014, Direct Care Alliance was the national advocacy voice of direct care workers in long-term care. We empowered workers to speak out for better wages, benefits, training, and working conditions, so more people can commit to direct care as a career. We also convened powerful allies nationwide to build consensus for change. Due to a lack of funding, we ceased operations in June 2014.  Read more.

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Direct Care Alliance's Know Your Rights initiative informs and educates direct care workers nationwide about their rights under important laws and regulations, like the new home care final rule.


Direct Care Voices

The Last Word

Dear Friends: When we¬†closed our doors this June, we maintained a virtual office for three months while ... Read more »

Direct Care Workers in the News

“The people that take care of me deserve a living wage,” says home care recipient Kyle Auxier. ... Read more »

Home Care Workers Rising

The following photos and stories are from the Voices Institute graduates, several¬†of whom were also DCA board ... Read more »