MRCI CDS to Serve on Key Industry Steering Committee
MRCI-CDS is selected to serve on the Fiscal Management Services (FMS) Steering Committee for Applied Self Direction (ASD). MRCI CDS was selected by its peers for this honor. The FMS Members voted MRCI WorkSource as one of the two “Small Category” organizations on the Steering Committee.
Starting July 1, 2017, Vice President of CDS Jen Drganc and CDS Program Manager Julie Lux will represent MRCI on the FMS Steering Committee assisting in setting policy and direction. The nomication of MRCI-CDS was based on the following: the organization understands the struggles of providing high-quality fiscal services in a changing market; 63% of all MRCI-CDS staff have a disability, are a family member of someone with a disability, or have been in the social services field for more than 10 years.
These values and philosophies are important to the organization and bring a unique perspective to providing fiscal management services. Presently serving clients in 50 of 87 counties in Minnesota, with capacity to serve all counties, MRCI CDS offers 15 different program models under five different funding sources. MRCI-CDS will provide insight to the Steering Committee through the lens of a smaller agency with a big heart.
Since 1953, MRCI WorkSource has created innovative and genuine opportunities for people with disabilities. Over the last year, MRCI has served over 3,000 people across southern Minnesota, including the Twin Cities Metro Area. For more information, please visit our website at www.mrciworksource.org.
Applied Self Direction is the Technical Assistance, Training, and Membership arm of the National Resource Center for Participant-Directed Services (NRCPDS). The NRCPDS was founded in 2009 at the Boston College School of Social Work. Originally, the NRCPDS served as the National Program Office for the Cash & Counseling Demonstration and Evaluation from 1998-2009. The mission of Applied Self Direction is to promote self direction so individuals have the choice and control to live the lives they want.