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A Culture of Care

Our Values, Culture, and How We Work
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Our Mission

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

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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 economic, health, racial, and social justice, a place for all of us to thrive, and opportunities for everyone to make a contribution.

The Advocates Way

A philosophy that inspires how we work and empowers our team. This is how it works.

We're an Award Winning Employer

Top Work Places 2023 USA
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The Women's Edge Top 100 Women Led Businesses

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

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We are committed to fostering a vibrant work environment that celebrates diversity, promotes equity, and embraces inclusion, recognizing the profound positive impact this has on our employees and those we serve. Guided by our comprehensive Strategic Plan for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, we actively cultivate cultural competence, advance racial equity through our Racial Equity Action Plan, facilitate interaction through our ASL Communication Access team, and foster collaboration through our Employee Resource Groups. By providing an array of resources, we build a warm and inclusive community where each individual feels deeply respected, truly valued, and wholeheartedly embraced.

Our Employee Resource Groups

Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) exist to foster belonging, promote diversity and inclusivity, and provide opportunities for support, professional growth, and personal development for employees who share a common identity or interest. Our ERGs include:

Black & Brown ERG
Neurodiversity in the Workplace ERG
Shades of Pride ERG
White Anti-Racist ERG

ERGs meet at least once per month and are convened by Advocates staff members in conjunction with a sponsor from the Advocates senior leadership team.