We are so disappointed in Governor Cuomo. Thousands of advocates representing a community of more than one half million New Yorkers have pleaded with the Governor to help raise the salaries of the staff that work directly with people with developmental disabilities. It is very clear that he has turned a deaf ear. We no longer have enough DSPs to do the job. Staff vacancy rates have soared. Safety is becoming an issue. People are becoming isolated because we don't have the staff to support them. But, to the Governor people with developmental disabilities are out of sight and out of mind. He won't even meet with us. Sad....
It is with much sadness that we say goodbye today to Allan Perloff. Those who knew Allan describe him as a caring man who loved his dog Sadie and his oatmeal cookies. He will be greatly missed by his Liberty family.
Services will be held today at Betz, Rossi and Bellinger Funeral Home. Please see below for further details. ... See MoreSee Less
As a parent of an individual with developmental disabilities, I am heart sick over the news that Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s budget for 2017 does not include the requested $45 million needed each year for the next six years in order to increase the wages of direct support professionals.
Tony Germainthis is a very good reason to vote in a new governor in 2018.... I have had the privilege of working with these awesome people as both direct support in the homes, as well in the day programs and I am saying this because I have worked for Liberty in the past and hope to be again once I finish my associate degree in Human Services, in May but I agree that the employees do deserve a raise. If Cuomo was willing to fight for a 15 dollar and hour raise for flipping burgers, then he should be fighting just as hard if not harder for the folks who work as DSP's. These awesome people deserve the best quality staff they can, and the staff deserves a competitive wage