Mission and Values

Our Mission

We partner with individuals, families, and communities to shape creative solutions to even the greatest life challenges. First we listen. Then, together, we do what it takes to help people thrive.

Our Vision

We envision communities in which every person has a full life, decent and affordable housing, meaningful work, satisfying relationships, and good health. There will be social, economic, and health justice, a place for all of us to thrive and opportunities for everyone to make a contribution.

Our Philosophy

At the heart of Advocates' approach and all of our services is a set of core values that guides the work we do in partnership with the people we support. We articulate these values in our statement of philosophy called The Advocates Way.

In September of 2006 a group of people from all parts of Advocates came together to set down a statement of our values and how we work. The group included people who receive Advocates services, as well as those who provide them. We had two main goals. 

The first was to teach new staff how we work and why we work in the ways that we do. Secondly, and more importantly, we wanted to empower the individuals who receive Advocates services to hold all staff accountable to these values. We see this as a living philosophy that will grow and change over time, and that reflects who we are today, as well as who we aspire to become. We call this philosophy The Advocates Way. Read On >>

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