Participate in our advocacy efforts and ensure that Minnesota includes and values people of all abilities. By speaking out in support of people impacted by disabilities we can break down the walls and live as inclusive communities.
Visit Legislators and share your stories of why support for disability services matter! To schedule a meeting, please contact Rod Carlson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact legislators and encourage them to support life-saving funding and services for people impacted by disabilities. To find out who your legislators are, simply visit this site: https://www.gis.leg.mn/iMaps/districts/
The Best Life Alliance is a statewide coalition of more than 130 organizations, people with disabilities, families and supporters advocating for Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS). Accessing these critical services empowers people with disabilities to live, work and thrive in their communities.
Minnesota’s effective HCBS Services allow people with intellectual and physical disabilities to receive services tailored to meet their needs – whether that means help getting to work or complex 24/7 medical care. These essential services foster skill development, provide job coaching and medical care, ensure health and safety, and much more. They allow people with disabilities to contribute to their communities and stay as active and independent as possible.
Founded in 2014, this coalition was previously known as The 5% Campaign, which successfully advocated for a rate increase to curb high staff turnover and improve the quality of care for people receiving services after years of budget cuts and freezes.
This coalition continues to work to ensure that services for people with disabilities remain available, stable and sustainable. We can all empower people with disabilities to live their best life. Join our email list today to receive updates about this important work!
If you have a story to share to support The Best Life Alliance, please email Laurie.Eggers@livingwell.org.