Help CDPAP New York United Ensure Accessibility of Health Services

Under current law, New York State will be closing hundreds of CDPAP agencies this year. Small, local, minority agencies are being unfairly targeted for closure. The CDPAP program allows homebound older adults to get their services from family, friends, or community members they know, and those individuals get paid for their work. Keep the program strong for you and your loved ones by making your voice heard.

Protecting the Future of CDPAP

Upholding Social Justice and Equitable Care Access in New York

The Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP) stands as a beacon of empowerment for homebound older adults, granting them the liberty to receive essential services from trusted individuals within their own social circles, be it family, friends, or community members. What sets CDPAP apart is its unique compensation model, which ensures that these caregivers are duly recognized and remunerated for their invaluable contributions.

However, the future of CDPAP hangs in the balance due to impending closures of numerous agencies across New York State. Without immediate intervention, hundreds of these vital establishments face the threat of shutdown, disproportionately affecting small, local, and minority-owned agencies. This targeting of marginalized entities for closure is not just an administrative issue; it’s a matter of social justice and equitable access to care.

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CDPAP offers flexibility in caregiver selection, enabling individuals to receive care from trusted sources such as family members or friends, fostering personalized and compassionate assistance. This flexibility allows participants to tailor their care to their unique needs, promoting individualized support and a higher quality of life.


CDPAP empowers individuals with chronic illnesses or disabilities to manage their own care, providing them with a sense of control and dignity. Participants have the autonomy to hire, train, and direct their caregivers, ensuring their preferences and choices are respected.


The program has a significant impact on the lives of seniors and individuals with disabilities, offering consistency of care and fostering independence. However, recent budget proposals in New York State have raised concerns about the future of the program, highlighting the need for continued advocacy and support.


CDPAP New York United is dedicated to preserving the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program, ensuring individuals with chronic illnesses or disabilities have control over their care.

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Join CDPAP New York United for upcoming advocacy rallies and informational sessions aimed at supporting the continuation of vital CDPAP services.


CDPAP New York United offers guidance and support for navigating changes to the CDPAP program, providing resources to empower caregivers and recipients.

Empowering Care Choices

The Crucial Role of CDPAP Legislation in Sustaining Support for New York’s Vulnerable Communities

At its core, the CDPAP program is designed to benefit not only the recipients of care but also their family members and caregivers. By entrusting decision-making power to those directly involved, CDPAP fosters a sense of autonomy and dignity, allowing individuals to tailor their care plans according to their unique needs and preferences. Moreover, the program offers unparalleled flexibility in scheduling, accommodating the dynamic lifestyles and requirements of both caregivers and recipients.

Fortunately, there is hope on the horizon in the form of proposed state bills—one in the Senate and another in the Assembly—aimed at safeguarding the continued operation of CDPAP agencies. These legislative efforts signify a crucial lifeline for agencies on the brink of closure and underscore the importance of collective action in protecting vital services for vulnerable populations.

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Securing the Future of CDPAP Services Through Collective Action

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"We are at a point as a society where we focus on healthcare, and we focus on making sure that our loved ones have the ability to live a quality of life that surely allows them to stay at home."

Nader Sayegh

NY Assembly

"Eliminating hundreds of agencies is not good business for the State of New York. New York State's attempt to eliminate CDPAP agencies will reduce competition and drive-up costs, which are borne by the taxpayers," 

Ed Kelley

Director of Public Affairs

Stand Up for CDPAP

Mobilize, Advocate, and Secure a Brighter Future!

In this critical moment, your voice carries immense weight. By raising awareness, mobilizing support, and advocating for the preservation of CDPAP services, you can make a tangible difference in ensuring the program's strength and sustainability for generations to come. Let us unite in solidarity to uphold the principles of dignity, choice, and accessibility inherent in the CDPAP program, securing a brighter future for you, your loved ones, and countless others in need of compassionate care.