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Advocates 2020 Annual Report

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.

April 26, 2022

Life Skills & Learning Center Spring Update

As spring begins, we are reflecting on the challenges we overcame in the early months of 2022. Day Services experienced a significant COVID-19 surge that affected 50% of our staff, and we monitored 75 individuals for exposures. Our amazing and committed staff overcame these challenges with all the necessary tools and resources in place. We recently welcomed back 16 more friends to the program! With one cohort left, we are excited to get back into the swing of things.

March 21, 2022

Congratulations to our 2021 Bill Taylor Award Recipients​

Bill Taylor was Advocates' visionary and dedicated leader for more than 33 years. He passed away in 2013 after a battle with cancer. Bill often remarked that one of Advocates' greatest strengths was its committed, caring, and compassionate staff.

March 10, 2022
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Stow Police Department Announces Start of Jail Diversion Program

STOW – Chief Michael Sallese is pleased to announce that the Stow Police Department is partnering with the Harvard Police Department and Advocates to begin a Jail Diversion Program, which will connect those with mental-health or substance misuse issues to needed services.

March 8, 2022

Support for the LGBTQIA+ Community

Advocates mission and vision is to build communities in which every person has a full life, and there is social, economic, and health justice, a place for all of us to thrive and opportunities for everyone to make a contribution.