Our Programs

  •  Long-Term Ombudsman
  • Patients’ Rights Advocate

Long-Term Ombudsman Program                                 Patients’ Advocacy Program


Advocacy, Inc.  is an independent non-profit agency serving Santa Cruz and San Benito counties.  Our agency is comprised of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program and the Patients’ Rights Advocate Program.

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 counties.

Coupling both programs into an independent agency, our mission is to provide the highest level of advocacy and rights protection for the clients we serve while affording the general community with information and assistance concerning long-term care, quality of life/care issues, mental health issues and pre-facility placement procedures and guidelines.