WHAT IS AN ADVOCATE?

A Citizen Advocate is a valued citizen, who is unpaid and independent of human services, who creates a relationship with a person who is at risk of social exclusion. The citizen advocate chooses one or several of many ways to respond to and represent that person’s interests as if they were the advocate’s own, thus bringing the partner’s gifts and concerns into the circles of ordinary community life.

“To the world you may be one person, But to one person you may be the world.” ~ Unknown