Millions of Americans rely on home care workers (home care aides, personal care attendants, personal assistants, nursing assistants, and others) for help with essentials like getting out of bed, getting dressed, and getting to work or to church.
Cooperatives are a source of quality care and, for the worker-owners, a source of work improvements. Through the ownership of their cooperatives, the workers are addressing issues of low wages, poor benefits, and insufficient training.
NWCDC assisted the startup of four home care cooperatives: Circle of Life Cooperative in Bellingham, Peninsula Home Care Cooperative in Port Townsend, and Capital Homecare Cooperative in Olympia–all in Washington State and Paradise Home Care Cooperative in Hawaii.
For more information, contact NWCDC by email or call (360) 943-4241.