Consumer Direct Care Network Washington is the CDE

As the Consumer Directed Employer (CDE) for Washington’s Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS), Consumer Direct Care Network Washington (CDWA) will employ the approximately 46,000 dedicated Individual Providers (IP) who provide in-home personal care and respite services. CDWA will work closely with DSHS, the Aging and Long Term Support Administration, the Developmental Disabilities Administration, and the Area Agencies on Aging, and will begin the transition with a pilot group of approximately 200 Clients, and their associated IPs, from Lewis, Mason, and Thurston counties. The pilot will be followed by two phases, and current IPs will be hired by CDWA by early 2022.

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