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EMERGENCY RESIDENTS RELOCATION! YOUR HELP IS NEEDED

DSS needs your available bed space for immediate resident relocation.

As you may already be aware, the city of Redding is being evacuated and several facilities are affected.

DSS is in the process of pulling lists of available bed space in the Sacramento and surrounding areas and will post to their website as soon as possible.

In the mean time, you may sign up by clicking the button below and 6Beds will forward your facility information to DSS.

SIGN UP!

6Beds, along with DSS, appreciates your assistance in ensuring our residents’ health and safety is the first priority in this emergency.

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Come Celebrate and Bring Awareness to the Important Work We Do!

2017 ARF & RCFE Awards Night Gala, (L-R) Fort & Emily Marquez, ARF Award Receipients · PRESENTERS: Ron Simpson, Director and Southern California President Compliance & Membership Director · George Kutnerian, Director and Senior Vice President of Public Policy & Legislation · Senator Scott Weiner, D-San Francisco

While you may come and revel in the evening’s gaiety and festivities — a wonderful opportunity to share a meal with familiar faces, hob-nob and rub shoulders with colleagues and community leaders — 6Beds’ ARF and RCFE Awards Night Gala has so much more significance to our industry.

Our awards night gala is a glowing beacon of 6Beds’ unifying force and our growing political influence as care home operators in a heavily regulated industry that is on the brink of exponential growth.

6Beds’ awards night gala is our night to celebrate and bring community and political awareness to the important work we do — caring for California’s frail elderly, adults with developmental disabilities and those with mental illness.

It is a profession that we take great pride in, make a living from and whose relevance and community impact grows bigger with each passing year. Yet to many in our communities, law makers and politicians, we remain invisible and underappreciated for the passion and commitment we continue to pour — caring for our residents and our clients.


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On August 25, 2018, 6Beds will recognize those whose contributions to this industry have spanned decades of dedicated service. In so doing, not only do we recognize the individuals and families who have given so much of their time and talents, but we also underscore and highlight the significance of our growing social and economic impact, as well as political influence in the communities we serve.

Please attend and support yet another milestone event for our beloved organization. Come and connect with the people who are shaping the landscape and who are at the forefront of our beloved residential care industry.


2018 ARF & RCFE Awards Night Gala

Grow the 6!

Join us for an evening of awards, networking, music, dinner and dance!

SATURDAY, AUGUST 25, 2018

Embassy Suites by San Francisco Airport Waterfront
150 Anza Blvd, Burlingame, CA 94010

Donation – $70/Person

TO OBTAIN TICKETS PLEASE RSVP by AUGUST 20

GET TICKETS

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Jun 6 – 6Beds First-Ever ARF & RCFE Funding Workshop

Your calling is noble. You are proud of what you do for our most vulnerable population — the frail elderly, those with developmental disabilities or mental illness — but you are struggling to make ends meet.

This funding workshop is for you!

For those well-established operators who want to explore new opportunities in residential care or gain a competitive edge to add to their bottom line, this funding workshop is also for you!


ARF and RCFE Funding Workshop

June 6, 2018
11 AM – 5 PM
Rancho Cordova City Hall

Attendance for this funding workshop is limited to 6Beds members only at $990/company.
PAY & RESERVE SEATS
Please note, payment is processed through PayPal. You may pay with a credit card or with your PayPal account.


Why attend?

This funding workshop will be an eye opener for most ARF and RCFE operators. We will present untapped funding options as well as emerging opportunities in residential care. Moreover, we will direct you where to go and what to do in order to begin the application process.

As a DSS licensee, you are in a prime position to take advantage of these funding sources, as well as explore opportunities in both ARF and RCFE communities to augment your enterprise.

You will learn the how-to’s to participate in various multi-billion dollar government programs.

The Federal Home & Community Based Services (HCSBS) earmarked $80.6 billion in 2014 that continues to grow. California is a recipient of these federal dollars which when combined with state monies, help fund the following:

A. Lanterman Act – serving individuals with developmental disabilities through ARF and RCFE


Presentation Highlight: Learn the how-to’s of the negotiated rate homes including Specialized Residential Facility (SRF-ARF & SRF-RCFE) with rates of about $15,000 per bed and upwards and Adult Residential Facility for Persons with Special Health Care Needs (ARFPSHN), aka 962 Home with rates of about $25,000 per bed for up to 5 beds.


In this presentation, you will learn about the following:

  1. The role of Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Act (AB 846), Department of Developmental Disabilities (DDS) and Regional Centers. The current budget is $6.9 billion where a significant portion is earmarked to community services, including community care facilities such as ARF and RCFE;
  2. The 21 regional centers, and how to utilize their websites to look for their current needs and RFPs;
  3. The vendorization process, as you will not be paid for services unless vendored by one of the regional centers;
  4. Writing your program design using Title 17 guidelines, which is a prerequisite to getting vendored.

Note that ARF and RCFE serving individuals with developmental disabilities are also mandated to comply with HCBS — a requirement in order to continue receiving federal dollars.

B. The Assisted Living Waiver (ALW) for RCFE and ARF


Presentation Highlight: There will be onsite assistance with ALW application at no extra cost. Ordinarily, consultants charge between $900 – $1,200 to assist with ALW application, but at this funding workshop it will be FREE.


ALW is a HCBS waiver that was created by legislation that directed the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) to develop and implement the project to test the efficacy of assisted living as a Medi-Cal benefit.

Both RCFE and ARF are eligible!

The ALW supplemental funding ranges from $55 – $200 (according to tier) a day, per bed, plus SSI/SSP of $1,039.37.

ALW is looking to add 2,000 beds this year, due largely to a lobbying effort of a coalition that included 6Beds. Moreover, there is a bill introduced this year that will potentially increase ALW beds to 18,500 beds.

C. Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) for low income elderly

Find out how RCFE operators can tap into this program once their resident runs out of financial resources and meets the program requirements.

D. Various waiver programs for homeless Californians with mental illness available in some counties

E. Proposition 63 (Mental Health Services Act) with over $1.8 billion in funds for 2018 and No Place Like Home Bill with over $2 billion of which the majority will be used to create housing for the homeless or persons who are at risk of homelessness who may also have mental illness


Presentation Highlight: SSI rate — currently $1,039.37 — may be combined with other funding sources, and if done right, these SSI homes can receive substantial increases, thereby stabilizing this segment of the industry.


California’s licensed residential care homes have been operating since the 1960’s. This growing community can serve as an effective housing solution to California’s rising homeless population — providing both housing and care.

We will also cover other funding opportunities outside of HCBS, which include hospitals and counties. In effect, 6Beds will take the lead with establishing contracts with hospitals. We will be taking operator applications as early as June 6. Please note, some hospitals are paying 6K and upwards, per bed, as the supply of licensed beds are shrinking!

This funding session is a 6Beds members-only benefit. 

Attendance for this funding workshop is limited to 6Beds members only at $990/company.

Seats are limited so reserve yours now.

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Please note, payment is processed through PayPal. You may pay with a credit card or with your PayPal account.

This funding workshop is the first of its kind in residential care history. Two of California’s most respected and influential care home operators will share not only their expertise in running care homes but also the wealth of information and experiences they have accumulated while working with politicians, lobbyists, federal and state officials, regional centers, etc. — throughout 6Beds’ meteoric rise within the past four years.

A majority of the proceeds from the funding workshop will be donated to 6Beds, Inc., 6Beds Political Action Committee (PAC) and 6Beds Foundation, Inc., so that these organizations can continue to grow and succeed in ensuring the longevity of the residential care industry.


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Jun 6 – 6Beds Advance Labor Compliance and Cost Optimization Workshop for ARF & RCFE

On June 6, 6Beds will present Advance Labor Compliance and Cost Optimization Workshop for ARF and RCFE — to empower you to achieve labor compliance that optimize both delivery of care and cost.

This advance labor compliance workshop is FREE/OPEN to current 6Beds members only.


Advance Labor Compliance and Cost Optimization Workshop

June 6, 2018
12 PM – 2 PM
Rancho Cordova City Hall
2729 Prospect Park Drive • Rancho Cordova • CA 95670
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In effect we will apply and test what you have learned — from 6Beds Intro to Labor Compliance Workshop and past DOL/DLSE labor presentations — to analyze a fictitious facility’s state of labor compliance and potential labor violation costs.

We will then explore how to combine various caregiver classifications to create an optimized staffing model that meets both regulatory requirements and labor compliance with minimum cost.

The goals of this advance workshop are to:

  1. Empower you to analyze your own facility’s labor compliance violations,
  2. Give you insights as to how to restructure your current staffing model to achieve labor compliance,
  3. Teach you how to determine your own facility’s baseline labor cost as the first step towards delivery of care and cost optimization,
  4. Provide you with the building blocks to help you develop staffing models that optimize both delivery of care and labor cost while complying with labor, and
  5. Provide you with insights as to how you can implement these labor compliance and cost-savings solutions in your facility.

In effect, this advance workshop may help you save thousands to millions of dollars in potential public or private labor lawsuits, as well as help you adjust poorly designed staffing models that lead to redundant and unnecessary bloated labor costs that ultimately drain your bottom line.

To help you get the most out of this advance workshop, please attend 6Beds Intro to Labor Compliance Workshop. We will also release a series of blogs in the coming days to ground your understanding of pertinent labor laws to help prepare you.

This advance labor compliance workshop is FREE/OPEN to current 6Beds members only.

(Click to join now.)

CLICK to RESERVE SEATS


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June 6, 2018, 6Beds’ First-Ever Compliance and Funding Seminar

Jun 6, 2018 - Compliance & Funding Seminar


June 6, 2018

9 AM – 5 PM
Rancho Cordova City Hall
2729 Prospect Park Drive • Rancho Cordova • CA 95670


3 SEMINAR SESSIONS

  1. Introduction to Labor Compliance

    (9 AM – 11 AM)
    Introduction to Labor Compliance will provide you with the federal and state labor laws that pertain to caregivers in residential care homes, but with a twist!

    6Beds will present this labor training with an intuitive and narrative approach by beginning with what matters most to many care home operators — how to comply with live-ins. We will work through this topic until everyone understands the nuance of how to comply with live-ins, as well as its important role to care and supervision compliance and the significant savings they bring to your labor cost.

    From there, we will cover the other areas of federal and state labor laws that regulate our caregivers.

    THIS SESSION IS FREE/OPEN TO ALL OPERATORS.

    Learn More.
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  2. Advance Labor Compliance and Cost Optimization Workshop

    (12 PM  – 2 PM)
    This advance workshop will analyze a fictitious care home’s staffing model for labor compliance violations as well as delivery of care and cost optimization.

    This workshop will empower you to assess your own facility’s state of labor compliance and help you develop optimized and compliant staffing models for your facility — helping you to save hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars, the right way, over the long life of your care home(s).

    The goals of this advance workshop are to:

    1. Empower you to analyze your own facility’s labor compliance violations,
    2. Give you insights as to how to restructure your current staffing model to achieve labor compliance,
    3. Teach you how to determine your own facility’s baseline labor cost as the first step towards delivery of care and cost optimization,
    4. Provide you with the building blocks to help you develop staffing models that optimize both delivery of care and labor cost, while complying with labor, and
    5. Provide you with insights as to how you can implement these labor compliance and cost-savings solutions in your facility.

    THIS WORKSHOP IS FREE/OPEN TO 6BEDS MEMBERS ONLY. (Click here to join.)

    Learn More.
    CLICK to RESERVE SEATS

  3. ARF & RCFE Funding

    (11 AM – 5 PM)
    This first-ever training offered to RCFE and ARF care home operators will show you how to navigate and access different funding sources available to our industry, not known to many.

    Learn the how-to’s to participate in various multi-billion dollar government programs, including the Assisted Living Waiver (ALW) program that is looking to add 2,000 beds this year, due largely to a lobbying effort of a coalition that included 6Beds. Ordinarily, consultants charge between $900 – $1,200 to assist with ALW application. However, included in this funding seminar, one will be onsite to assist interested parties explore and begin the ALW application process.

    This funding session is a 6Beds members-only benefit. The information to be presented is valued at over $10,000.

    Attendance for this funding session is limited to 6Beds members only at $990/person. (Click to join now.)

    Seating is limited. Reserve yours now.

    Learn More.
    PAY & RESERVE SEATS
    Please note, payment is processed through PayPal. You may pay with a credit card or with your PayPal account.

    A majority of the proceeds from the funding seminar will be donated to 6Beds, Inc., 6Beds Political Action Committee (PAC) and 6Beds Foundation, Inc., so that these organizations can continue to grow and succeed in ensuring the longevity of the residential care industry.

 

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6Beds Continues to Push the Envelope for the Residential Care Communities

by Ferdinand Ebio
6Beds 2018 Advocacy Day, on April 11th, was a great success and serves as a new benchmark for this trailblazing organization—in terms of guest speakers presenting, new membership sign-ups and renewals, as well as putting the must-have Wage and Hour Guide in the hands of operators.

Sen. Anderson, Assem. Eloise Reyes, Sen. Wiener

Now in its fourth year since its meteoric inception in mid-2014, 6Beds has proven its ability to affect categorical, positive change in the residential care industry and, in the process, has garnered high praises and respect from the Department of Social Services (DSS), Department of Developmental Services (DDS), Department of Labor (DOL), Division of Labor Standards and Enforcement (DLSE), numerous politicians, residential care operators and the countless communities 6Beds serves throughout California.

6Beds’ stellar lobbyists, Robert Naylor and Roxanne Gould kicked off the event—welcoming over 140 attendees and introducing this years’ 6Beds sponsored bill, AB2744: Referral Agency, as the centerpiece to 6Beds’ Grow the 6! theme for this year’s advocacy day.

Both Naylor and Gould reinforced 6Beds’ well-seasoned volunteer leadership’s vital role in protecting and advancing the residential care industry to ensure housing and care for California’s frail elderly and adults with developmental disabilities. Watch clips below:

Naylor and Gould then fielded questions about AB2744 and detailed the steps we still need to take before the bill lands on the Governor’s desk.

They were followed by Ron Simpson, 6Beds Director, Southern California President and Compliance & Membership Director, who gave an overview of how 6Beds came about in sponsoring AB2744 and the important roles 6Beds’ lobbyists played in authoring the bill. Watch all four clips below:

The attendees then had the pleasure of hearing from the primary author of AB2744, Assemblymember Eloise Reyes (D-Inland Empire), who dropped in to express her support and reason for authoring this very important bill. Watch clip below:

PHOTO (L-R): Gina Wasdyke, Linda Armas, Ron Simpson, Assemblymember Eloise Reyes, Dorie Paniza, Olivia Deanda

In addition to sponsoring AB2744, Cyndy Minnery, 6Beds Director and Senior Vice President of Clinical Affairs & Compliance, and George Kutnerian, 6Beds Director and Senior Vice President of Public Policy & Legislation, are collaborating on a forthcoming medication management training bill — to train RCFE caregivers on how to administer medications to residents during their end-of-life phase.

Watch the clip below as Minnery explains the significance of this forthcoming bill:

Next, Kutnerian provided an update on last year’s 6Beds sponsored bill, AB1437: Modernizing Regulations. Learn how this bill will simplify the way you obtain caregiver security clearance for the multi-facilities you operate. Watch clip below:

This year, 6Beds had the privilege of having two top officials from the DSS participate in a round table discussion, moderated by Kutnerian, to talk about the latest issues surrounding our industry. They are Pam Dickfoss, Deputy Director, DSS, Community Care Licensing and Ley Arquisola, Program Administrator, Adult and Senior Care Program. Since topics covered are significant in content and length, we will provide each in a separate blog. Be on the lookout for these in the coming days.

Below are clips of Dickfoss and Arquisola affirming the significance of 6Beds as a stakeholder and partner of DSS, as a key instrument to shape care home policies and regulations from the direct perspectives of residential care operators.

PHOTO (L-R): Roxanne Gould, Ley Arquisola, Cyndy Minnery, George Kutnerian, Pam Dickfoss, Ines Otbo, Angie Marinda, Ron Simpson, Tess Misa 

DDS’s Jim Knight, Assistant Deputy Director for the Community Services Division, also graced our event with top news surrounding the ARF communities. Be on the lookout for these must-know topics in our upcoming blogs, as well.

PHOTO: Jim Knight, Assistant Deputy Director for the Community Services Division

Taking time off from their impacted schedules, Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), co-author of last year’s 6Beds sponsored bill, AB1437, as well as Senator Joel Anderson (R-San Diego), staunch supporter of small business and 6Beds, dropped by to give their support to 6Beds and to all care home operators throughout California. Watch their clips:

With a short time in between, Attorney Roberta Mendonca presented 6Beds Foundation — 6Beds’ sister organization. Watch Mendonca’s presentation below to learn more about this exciting new non-profit organization whose purpose is to utilize existing residential care homes to solve California’s housing crisis for the frail elderly and adults with developmental disabilities.

Rounding out the day was a joint DOL/DLSE Labor Training session. This was yet another rare occasion where we had both federal and state representatives provide a comprehensive perspective on the federal and state labor laws that govern our caregivers.

PHOTO: Jamika Lopez, Community Outreach Resource & Planning Specialist, DOL with DLSE Representative

Click the links below to download the DLSE’s Wage Order 5, as well as DOL’s Power Point presentation and their latest live-in caregiver models.

DOWNLOAD: FLSA POWER POINT PRESENTATION

DOWNLOAD: SLEEP TIME HOURS WORKED CHART

DOWNLOAD: WAGE ORDER 5

For 6Beds members, however, the day was far from over. Gina Wasdyke, 6Beds Director and Founder, shared her industry-know-how to encourage and inspire both veteran and newly-initiated ARF and RCFE operators with a range of untapped and under-utilized opportunities, as well as funding sources in the residential care industry.

PHOTO: Gina Wasdyke, 6Beds Director and Founder, ARF Operator

Wasdyke will expand on this presentation with in-depth “how-to’s” and insider information this coming June 6, as 6Beds hosts its first-ever Labor Compliance Workshop and Funding Seminar at the Rancho Cordova City Hall, near Sacramento. Don’t miss this game-changing event for your care home. Click here to reserve your seats today!

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6Beds’ 2018 Advocacy Day was made possible by the generous contributions of our vendor sponsors. Connect with them and see how they can help operate and grow your care homes. They are as follows:

  • EXCELL HOME CARE, INC
    LANI ROJAS · (562) 569-5568 · lani@excellhc.net · www.ExcellHomecare.com
  • HALO INDUSTRY
    INES OTBO · (562) 842-7539 · otbo1956@aol.com · www.HaloIndustry.com
  • KCK INDUSTRIES
    ANA GOULDE · (310) 866-6946 · Anag@kckind.com · www.kckind.com
  • MAXIMUM BUILDERS
    MAX & MIKE PERALTA · (408) 621-0465 · maxiumbuildersin01@gmail.com
  • NATIONAL PLACEMENT & REFERRAL ALLIANCE
    LINDA ARMAS · (714) 404-8210 · linda4seniors@yahoo.com · www.npralliance.org
  • NIRVANA HOSPICE
    VANESSA CASTRO · (562) 988-3370 · nirvanahospice@gmail.com
  • PERLAS INSURANCE SERVICES
    PATRICK PERLAS · (818) 543-1403 · jpatrick@perlasinsurance.com · www.PerlasInsurance.com
  • REAL TIME SENIOR LIVING
    STEVE HOYT & STEVE GILBERT · (925) 368-7514 · shoyt@realtimesl.com · www.RealtimeSL.com
  • S3 SOLAR
    ALEX ALINO · (714) 600-4915 · aalino@s3solar.com · www.s3solar.com

6Beds also expresses its gratitude to members, Lillian and Sonny Sisayan, for their generous contribution to defray members’ parking fees.

Lastly, but by no means the least, we are truly and sincerely grateful to the many 6Beds volunteer officers, along with their friends and family members whose time and selfless contributions powered this event. They are:

  • Dorie Paniza, 6Beds Northern California President, RCFE Operator
  • Ines Otbo, 6Beds Sourthern California Senior Vice President, RCFE Operator
  • Olivia Deanda, 6Beds Treasurer, ARF Operator
  • Angie Marinda, 6Beds Executive Secretary, RCFE Operator

PHOTO (L-R): Roxanne Gould, George Kutnerian, Rita Flowers, Sony and Lillian Sisayan, Tess Misa, Tess Jomok, Amy, Paniza (Dorie’s son), Amanda, Dorie Paniza, Ines Otbo, Lani, Angie Marinda, Aida Briones, Lillie Mauricio, Gina Wasdyke, Ron Simpson, Olivia Deanda

Below are additional photos from the day’s events:

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Learn How Elections are Changing in San Mateo!

Join Secretary of State Alex Padilla, Senator Scott Wiener, Assemblymember Phil Ting, Mark Church and Chief Elections Officer & Assessor-County Clerk Recorder

Learn How Elections are Changing in San Mateo!

  • Vote by Mail
  • Dropbox
  • Vote Center

WHEN:
April 19, 2018
6:00pm-7:30pm

WHERE:
The Doelger Senior Center
101 Lake Merced Blvd.
Daly City, CA 94015


Learn how the California Voter’s Choice Act will make it easier for how, when and where you cast a ballot. Starting in 2018, all registered voters in San Mateo County will receive their ballot in the mail a few weeks before the election. Most neighborhood polling places will no longer be used for voting. Instead, you will have 3 choices for how to vote.

  • Vote by Mail
    You can mail your ballot as soon as you receive it
  • Dropbox
    You can drop off your ballot at any secure Ballot Dropbox as soon as you receive it. No postage is required at Ballot Dropboxes.
  • Vote Center
    You can vote in person by visiting any Vote Center in your county. All Vote Centers will be open for at least 4 days from Saturday, June 2 through Tuesday, June 5. Some Vote Centers will be open for 11 days starting Saturday, May 26. At every Vote Center you can:

    – Vote in person.
    – Register to vote the same day, all the way up through Election Day.
    – Drop off your completed ballot.
    – Vote with an accessible voting machine.
    – Get help and voting material in multiple languages.

 

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Apr 17 – Support Referral Agency Bill Hearing Before the Assembly Aging and Long-Term Care Committee

This Tuesday, April 17, AB 2744 – RCFE Referral Agency, will be heard before the Assembly Aging and Long-Term Care Committee at the Capitol in room 127, at 3 PM in the afternoon.

AB2744 - April 17 Hearing

We encourage all RCFE operators to show their support for this Bill by attending the hearing and making your voices heard. If you have ever been wronged or have been taken advantage of by a referral agency, now is your chance to take a stand and make a difference!

Our group will meet before the event to discuss proceedings protocols before the hearing at 2 PM at  Zia’s Delicatessen on the corner of O St. and 14th:  1401 O St, Sacramento, CA 95814

If you cannot make it to our meeting point, please proceed directly to the hearing at the Capitol in room 127 by 3PM.

Please RSVP to let us know how many of you are joining us.

We are looking forward to see many of you there! Make sure to wear your 6Beds t-shirts if you have one.

CLICK to RSVP

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REMINDER: AB 2744 – Referral Agency Bill – To Be Heard Today

Join our 6Beds leaders and our colleagues support AB 2744 – Referral Agency Bill, today, April 10 at 1:30 PM at the Capitol in Room 437.

6Beds Sponsors AB 2744 Referral Agency Bill

AB 2744 is co-authored by Assemblymember Eloise Reyes and Assemblymember Blanca Rubio to bring about much needed regulations and accountability to referral agencies.

If you have ever been wronged or have been taken advantage of by a referral agency, now is your chance to take a stand and make a difference!