About Citizen Adovcacy?
We are a group of local people who care for and value other people in the community. We focus on those members of the community who are believed to have intellectual disability, are often neglected, vulnerable and alone, and who need someone to speak up for them and represent their interests.
Becoming a Citizen Advocate
There are a number of things you need to do before you can be considered for a role as a Citizen Advocate...
If you have an interest in social justice and agree that people with intellectual disability should be valued and included in our society, then please read on...
When we talk about what Citizen Advocacy is, we often find ourselves talking about what it isn’t. It isn’t an extension of government bureaucracy. It isn’t a religious or political group. It certainly isn’t a complaints service.
We are a group of local people who care for and value other people in the community. We focus on those members of the community who have intellectual disability, are often neglected, vulnerable and alone, and who need someone to speak up for them and represent their interests.
We respond to that neglect, vulnerability and loneliness by encouraging and supporting lasting relationships in which practical assistance, support and friendship can result in richer, safer lives for people with intellectual disability.
Our Success Stories
It is every little girl’s fantasy to be a princess, to go to the ball. When I received my invitation I felt like Cinderella and I knew my life would change.
When we first met Deanna, Families SA had already removed her children and placed them in foster care. One of her greatest fears at that time was becoming pregnant again because Deanna did not want to have another baby, only to lose that child too.
Rae has been Peter’s advocate for over a year now but they have known each other much longer than that. A while back, Peter found himself in a situation that was not good for him at all. Rae relates the story…