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Statement of Gian-Carl Casa on the bipartisan budget agreement that includes a one percent increase in funding for community-based nonprofits

May 9, 2018 Contact: Patty McQueen 860-985-3533 Statement of Gian-Carl Casa, President & CEO of CT Community Nonprofit Alliance, on the bipartisan budget agreement that includes a one percent increase in funding for community-based nonprofits: “On behalf of tens of thousands of people across Connecticut who get substance abuse and mental health treatment, stay in… Read more »

Press Release: Funding Increase for Nonprofit Community Providers; Final Budget Agreement Should Include Best of Republican, Democratic Plans

May 8, 2018 Contact: Patty McQueen 860-985-3533 Funding Increase for Nonprofit Community Providers; Final Budget Agreement Should Include Best of Republican, Democratic Plans (Hartford, CT) – The CT Community Nonprofit Alliance, representing hundreds of providers of services including substance abuse and mental health treatment, homeless and domestic violence shelters, support and residential programs for people… Read more »

Statement from Gian-Carl Casa on House passage of wage increases for some community providers

Statement from Gian-Carl Casa, President & CEO of CT Community Nonprofit Alliance, on the passage of HB5460, a bill that provides wage increases for community providers of services for people with developmental disabilities: May 2, 2018 Contact: Patty McQueen 860-985-3533 “A strike that would keep caregivers from people with disabilities won’t be good for anyone…. Read more »

Statement from Gian-Carl Casa on the budgets proposed on April 20

Statement from Gian- Carl Casa, President & CEO of CT Community Nonprofit Alliance, on the budgets proposed on April 20. Contact: Patty McQueen 860-985-3533 “We appreciate that both the Democratic and Republican budget would restore some of the funding to community providers that had been cut in past years, although they do so in different… Read more »

Statement from Gian-Carl Casa on the closing of Connecticut Juvenile Training School.

April 13, 2018 Contact: Patty McQueen 860-985-3533 Statement from Gian-Carl Casa, President & CEO of CT Community Nonprofit Alliance, on the closing of Connecticut Juvenile Training School. “The announcement that Governor Malloy has closed Connecticut Juvenile Training School is good news for our state’s youth, who were never well served in the ill-conceived and ill-constructed… Read more »

OP-ED | Converting State Human Service Programs To Community-based Saves Money & Quality Care

OP-ED | Converting State Human Service Programs To Community-based Saves Money & Quality Care By Gian-Carl Casa | March 28, 2018 | CTNewsJunkie As Connecticut struggles with state budget problems, the leaders of community nonprofits say the State can provide necessary and essential services at a lower cost by converting more state human services programs… Read more »

Statement from Gian-Carl Casa on the announcement that unionized direct care workers will strike for increased pay

Contact: Patty McQueen 860-985-3533 Statement from Gian-Carl Casa, President & CEO of CT Community Nonprofit Alliance on the announcement that unionized direct care workers will strike for increased pay: “The members of the Alliance have advocated for better pay for workers at community-based nonprofits for decades, and we support the current effort by the legislature…. Read more »

Statement from Gian-Carl Casa on the report from the Commission on Fiscal Stability and Economic Growth

Statement from Gian-Carl Casa, President & CEO of CT Community Nonprofit Alliance, on the report from the Commission on Fiscal Stability and Economic Growth: March 1, 2018 “The Commission’s report recommends reducing the state budget by $1 billion, but is silent on the value of vital community-based services for half a million state residents every… Read more »

Funding nonprofits is essential, necessary — and they should not be cut

Funding nonprofits is essential, necessary — and they should not be cut By Gian-Carl Casa | CT Viewpoints Connecticut’s community nonprofits are in a precarious state. Year after year of tight state budgets have put increasing pressure on providers, leaving them to face an uncertain future at a time when the demand for essential services… Read more »

Statement from Gian-Carl Casa, President & CEO, CT Community Nonprofit Alliance, on Governor Malloy’s proposed budget:

Statement from Gian-Carl Casa, President & CEO, CT Community Nonprofit Alliance, on Governor Malloy’s proposed budget: February 5, 2018 Contact: Patty McQueen 860-985-3533 “The Alliance applauds the Governor’s proposal to increase emergency placements for people with developmental disabilities; and the conversion of more state-operated DDS group homes and moving of some behavioral health programs to… Read more »