UCP Seguin of Greater Chicago is a nonprofit providing life skills training, assistive technology, meaningful employment and a place to call home for people with disabilities, as well as specialized foster care for children. Our goal: life without limits for people with disabilities. With a low unemployment rate and lack of state and federal funds to support higher wages, UCP Seguin and other community organizations serving people with developmental disabilities face a major crisis: recruiting, hiring and retaining capable direct support staff. UCP Seguin has nearly 160 vacancies among 800 positions. Bottom line: we need more dedicated individuals who believe in our mission of creating life without limits for people with disabilities. And we need an infusion of additional dollars to support these staff in performing their mission-driven duties.