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Catalyzing worker co-ops & the solidarity economy

Two Home Care Cooperatives

The Cooperative Development Foundation (CDF) recently funded the development of reports about two home care worker-cooperatives [see below].  The case studies provide information on the genesis, start-up phase, financing and opportunities of home care worker cooperatives in Bellingham, WA and the Hilo,Hawaii.  Produced by the Northwest Cooperative Development Center (NWCDC), these case studies add to the limited body of knowledge around home care worker cooperatives in the United States.

With support from the USDA Rural Cooperative Development Grant program, CDF has been working for over four years on the development and expansion of home care worker cooperatives.  The publication of these case studies sheds light on successes as well as some of the difficulties in the development and operations of home care worker cooperatives in rural communities.

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