The Caring Force Blog Happy Holidays and Happy New Year Caring Force members!

| Caroline O'Neill

Thanks to the advocacy of The Caring Force in 2022, we were able to:

Advance critical workforce legislation and secure an additional $470 million in new funding for the human services sector and workforce, including $230 million in the Chapter 257 Rate Reserve, $225 million in the Economic Development bill and $16.5 million for a student loan repayment program for human services workers as we worked in partnership with trade colleagues;

Grow The Caring Force to more than 31,000 members, as a network of advocates and supporters of our pro-workforce legislation;

Advocate for fair pay during our first ever Spirit Week, including posting over 100 photos of Caring Force members in their gold shirts on social media and using the #FairPay4HumanServices.

Share stories of the sector via our monthly Caring Force Workforce Hero spotlights, including stories of recovery, perseverance, and strength.

We look forward to the legislative session continuing in January and continuing to advocate for human services workers and programs.

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From all of us at The Caring Force, best wishes for a joyful and safe New Year!

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