We are concerned about the future of human services in our community. Government contracts currently require human services to make up 20% or more of the cost of services they contract with organizations to deliver. This is unsustainable. The Campaign for 20% is seeking contract reform to to ensure human service organizations are compensated for the full cost of delivering services. This is the only way to ensure that these critical services continue to be available.
In April 2023, the Washington State legislature approved funding to support the development of a working group to look at the impact of contracting processes on the human services sector. Because the number of positions on the working group will be limited, we are forming the Campaign for 20% Advisory Circle to serve as a sounding board for members of the working group and an advocacy group for our sector. If you are interested in joining the Advisory Circle, click the button below for more information.
An estimated 1 in 8 human service organizations are technically insolvent in Washington State. Funders, both from governmental entities and foundations, must change the restrictions and expectations associated with human service funding or risk losing these crucial services.
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