We give rights a voice.

Advocacy, Inc. works to protect the civil, legal and human rights of the communities we serve.


Advocacy, Inc. is comprised of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program and the Patients’ Rights Advocate Program. Please click on the links under the Program Information tab for detailed information.

The Ombudsman Program is a federal and state mandated program charged with advocating for seniors and disabled individuals living in residential care facilities for the elderly and skilled nursing facilities.

The Patients’ Rights Advocate Program is a state mandated program also charged with rights protection and advocacy for all mental health consumers residing in both Santa Cruz and San Benito counties.

We hope you’ll find the information you need here. Please contact us for additional assistance at (831) 429-1913, or Email Us.

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