Everyone Deserves Care shares real stories from Ohioans that have been affected by the Direct Care Workforce Crisis in order to educate the population and those in power to make change on the dire nature of this issue. 

The stories are published weekly on Disability Rights Ohio's website and will be used as part of an advocacy campaign targeted at Ohio legislators to pursue systemic change on this issue. 

We are interested in showing what life is like when you do and do not have care. We want to demonstrate how important this workforce is to the lives of so many. 

Each story is shared with consent and direction from the people featured. You identify yourself in whatever way is most comfortable to you -- use your full name, first name only, initials, or a pseudonym (fake name).

If you are interested in sharing your story, please fill out the form below. 

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* 1. How would you describe yourself?

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* 2. How would you like to share your story?

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* 3. Your name 

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* 4. Your email

Thank you! A DRO staff member will now reach out to you for next steps in telling your story. You will be asked to fill out a consent form and DRO staff can assist with this, if needed.