When budget cuts loom to the tune of $100 million, there are no easy choices. But rather than wait for state officials to make decisions for them, a group of California advocates are going out on a limb, working with officials to identify areas to cut.

The process is painful and risky. In an attempt to keep community care homes open, they are sacrificing vital services like early intervention and agreeing to cutbacks in care for elderly residents with disabilities, among other programs.

But the alternative is no prettier. The state proposed cutting the amount it would pay for residents to live in group homes and attend employment programs, reports the Ventura County Star. To read more click here.

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