First we listen, then we help people thrive. It’s a statement that says a lot about who we are and how we support people through a wide range of life challenges. At the same time, it says a lot about our culture. At Advocates, you’re supported, cared for, valued, and given opportunities to grow.
A Culture of Care
The Advocates Way
A philosophy that inspires how we work and empowers our team. This is how it works.
Our work starts with one message: 'First, we listen, then we help people thrive.' We've built our entire approach around it and it underpins everything we do.
We strive to build meaningful relationships across our entire organization. These connections fuel our work and make everyday feel like a success.
Sometimes we have to navigate complication situations and make hard decisions. We see these challenges as as opportunities for care, thoughtfulness, and respect.
Our Promise is to remain open, honest and inspired by the people we support and to encourage, empower, and respect the people we work with.
We're an Award Winning Employer
Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging
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:
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.