Nonprofits Can Help Solve Budget Crisis
By Stan Soby | February 5, 2017
“An estimated $1.24 billion could be saved over the next five years through the shifting of state-provided services to the cost-effective, high-quality services of community nonprofit providers for people with developmental disabilities and mental health and substance abuse issues.
Connecticut is facing a $1.5 billion shortfall in the fiscal year 2018 budget. The governor and Legislature have generally made two choices to balance the budget — increase revenues or cut spending, the latter resulting in curtailing or ending vital human service programs. This option presents a third way — reducing the cost of providing services, providing options for people waiting for services or treatment and generating significant savings…”