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VIDEO: Senator Smith visits a Rochester group home

KAAL-TV
Created: February 14, 2020 07:22 PM

(ABC 6 NEWS)--Senator Smith visited one of the most well-known advocacy agencies that supports people with intellectual and developmental disabilities at a group home in Northwest, Rochester. 

Mayor Kim Norton and Senator Smith listened as those within the direct care field spoke abut the crisis they're in, regarding hiring and retaining workers. Today's focus was specifically on Hiawatha Homes, but funding is a problem across the board, for non-profits that give direct-care to people. 

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Betsy Singer went in-depth with Senator Smith in an extended interview, as well as a parent and a supervisor for Hiawatha Homes. 


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