The State of America’s Direct Support Workforce Crisis 2022

The longstanding direct support workforce crisis, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, has led to closures of critically needed services and a denial of access to community-based supports.
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Our
Priorities

Community providers empower people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to exercise their civil rights, live independently and realize all the benefits of community. ANCOR advocates on behalf of community providers to make it possible.

DSP Workforce

Direct support professionals are the backbone of community disability services. Day in and day out, DSPs work to ensure truly inclusive communities.

DSP Workforce
Policy & Advocacy

Sensible public policy, and an engaged constituency to support it. ANCOR advocates for policies and regulations that empower providers to deliver better services to more people.

Policy & Advocacy
Quality Services

Person-centered. Inclusive. Accessible. ANCOR supports providers to deliver the highest-quality services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Quality Services
Business Acumen

Our members don’t just deliver services—they run businesses. From accounting to human resources to communications and everything in between, we have the resources you need to run a successful business.

Business Acumen
Rights & Justice

Quality services are meaningless if the people leveraging them can’t exercise their basic civil and human rights. Truly inclusive communities demands justice for people of all abilities.

Rights & Justice

What You
Can Do

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