Being an Advocate

We offer an opportunity to take action to ensure a better quality of life and an enrichment of opportunity for a person who may, because they have a disability, be suffering from isolation and segregation, rejection and danger, poverty and injustice.

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What is Citizen Advocacy?

Citizen Advocacy’s mission is to initiate voluntary one-to-one relationships between a person with a disability and someone else from their community who has complementary qualities and resources. This advocate will promote, protect and defend that person’s welfare and interests.

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Citizen Advocacy is built upon the belief in the power and competence of the ordinary citizen to care and connect to others and to make a lifelong commitment to stand by, for and with another person, through good times and through challenging ones.

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Discover Advocate Stories

We are built upon the belief in the power and competence of the ordinary citizen to care and connect to others and to make a lifelong commitment through the good times and through the challenging ones.

Advocates choose one or several of many ways to understand, respond to, and represent that person’s interests as if they were the advocate’s own, thus bringing their partner’s gifts and concerns into the circles of ordinary community life. Many of these commitments last a lifetime.

Learn more about advocates’ stories