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.

You can help!  Find out how you can support Advocacy, Inc.’s important work through financial or vehicle contributions, board membership or as a volunteer by clicking Support Advocacy now.

Wishing you the happiest of holidays!

#0D4C92 Raised $6,775 towards the $5,000 target.


December 23rd Update: Thank you all; we’re blown away by the kindness you all have shown. We surpassed our goal, and we couldn’t have done it without you!

If you haven’t yet had the chance to make a donation, go to paypal.me/advocacyinc; there’s still time to donate before the end of 2016.

Happy Holidays!

Advocacy, Inc.

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Download facility lists and documents to help you make choices about long term care.

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