What does it mean to be an advocate?
An advocate speaks up – for a person, or for an issue that needs changing. Our name is “Community Advocates” for a reason. Advocacy has always been at the core of what we do.
How do we advocate?
• We strive to be a voice for the voiceless in society.
• We work to pass laws to change systems that make life more difficult for people living in poverty.
• We help people living in poverty take care of their basic needs, such as shelter and safety.
• We believe in, stand for, and work to establish the dignity of every human being.
Our advocates work with dozens of individuals and families every day, in so many different ways:
• Housing Advocacy: Helping individuals and families secure or retain housing
• Utilities Advocacy: Helping individuals and families keep their lights and heat on affordably
• Healthcare Advocacy: Helping individuals and families access the healthcare they need
• Disabilities Advocacy: Helping people with disabilities secure an income
• Public Policy Advocacy: Working to establish policy that supports and helps those living in poverty
See for Yourself
Marty beautifully articulates how advocacy can be powerful.
He thought no one cared about him, so he started not to care himself. He started to give up. Then he met our advocates, and his outlook changed.
Watch him tell his story here.
More About Community Advocates and Our Clients
Community Advocates helps people meet their most basic needs -- like a roof over their heads, the lights and heat on at night, and healthcare for their kids. Meet Eloise and Marty, two grateful individuals who have been helped Â»