Tag: mental health caregivers

Disability care workers getting long-awaited raises

Daniel Zaragoza wants to help people in need so badly that he’s worked as a pizza delivery man on the side to make ends meet.

He usually works as a residential counselor for the Spring Dell Center in La Plata, taking care of three men with mental disabilities, “basically running their households” and making $9.05 per hour. He says he’s unique among his colleagues, because he has not not abandoned the position to make more money. Instead, he’s moonlighted as a delivery driver.

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