The State of California minimum wage increases to $12.00 per hour for employers with 26 or more employees and $11.00 per hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees on January 1, 2019. The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) has been allocated additional funds by the Legislature for dissemination to service providers to meet the increased minimum wage mandate. It is important to note that the funds allocated by DDS are solely to meet a service provider's costs to increase employee/staff wages to $12.00 per hour (or $11.00 per hour based on the number of employees) and the associated mandated costs (i.e. Social Security, Medicare and workers’ compensation). Please click on the link below to read the letter from DDS, then click on the Workbook link to complete your request for a rate adjustment. SPECIAL NOTE: Only one rate adjustment request per workbook. You must submit one workbook for each vendor number. If a vendor number has multiple rates that are impacted by the minimum wage increase, you must submit one workbook for each sub-code rate. REMINDER: The deadline to submit is March 1, 2019. Requests submitted after the deadline will not be considered.
Lanterman Awarded Social Justice Award by Esperanza Community Housing
From left to right: Lanterman Executive Director Melinda Sullivan, Board Members Gloria Leiva and Yudy Mazariegos, and KYRC Director Rose Chacana
Lanterman and Esperanza Community Housing have partnered together since 2013 through the Promotora Program to meet the needs of individuals and families, increase access to and utilization of services, and support the empowerment of communities.
And at their 17th Annual Dancing Under the Stars Dinner Celebration they presented Lanterman with the Esperanza Community Housing Social Justice Award.
Esperanza Community Housing Corporation is a social justice non-profit in South Central Los Angeles that achieves long-term, comprehensive community development by developing and preserving affordable housing; elevating health equity and access to care; mobilizing for environmental justice; creating and protecting local economic opportunities; expanding engagement in arts and culture; and advocating for policies protecting human rights.