Madison Hopkins

What the Disability Community Told Us About Sheltered Workshops

Reporter Madison Hopkins tells us how she learned the context behind what she was hearing from Missouri’s disabled workers and their families.

In Missouri’s Sheltered Workshops, Disabled Workers Make Low Wages For Years

Sheltered workshops in Missouri pay disabled workers very low wages. They rarely help workers move on to higher-paying jobs.

Missouri Allows Some Disabled Workers to Earn Less Than $1 an Hour. The State Says It’s Fine If That Never Changes.

Sheltered workshops are meant to employ disabled adults as they prepare to enter the regular workforce. In Missouri, these workers rarely graduate to higher-paying jobs.

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