Consumer Direct Care Network Washington (CDWA) is Washington’s Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) Consumer Directed Employer (CDE). As part of the Consumer Direct Care Network in 13 states across the US, CDWA draws on more than 30 years’ of experience supporting innovative home care for individuals, families, and caregivers.

As the CDE, CDWA employs approximately 55,000 dedicated caregivers who provide in-home personal care and respite services. CDWA works closely with DSHS, the Aging and Long-Term Support Administration, the Developmental Disabilities Administration, and the Area Agencies on Aging, to provide services.

CDWA is part of the Home Care Workers Purpose Trust. The trust promotes good working conditions, economic security for workers, and worker voice and influence in the home care industry. CDWA strives to make Washington’s CDE program a national leader in offering quality jobs and providing quality care.

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