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Advocates 2020 Annual Report

October 19, 2021

A message from our President and CEO, Diane Gould:

We will never forget the year 2020. So many challenges. So many people struggling. So much loss. And yet, I choose to remember the good. Neighbors clapping for healthcare workers heading to work. People staying home to “flatten the curve.” Essential workers, like grocery store employees, going to work so community members could get the food and supplies they needed.

Here at Advocates, we quickly pivoted critical mental health support from in-person to virtual. Family support centers and day programs transitioned support and services online. Individuals living in group homes sheltered in place with direct care staff, only seeing family and loved ones via Zoom calls. We began testing staff and individuals, created systems to contact trace those who may have been exposed, and opened isolation homes... READ MORE.