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Citizen Advocacy of Atlanta & DeKalb is a diverse community-based organization which creates and supports relationships between an ordinary citizen who is living a “good life” and a person with a developmental disability who is vulnerable to isolation ...
Citizen Advocacy of Atlanta & DeKalb is a diverse community-based organization which creates and supports relationships between an ordinary citizen who is living a “good life” and a person with a developmental disability who is vulnerable to isolation or exploitation. We have initiated and supported these relationships in Atlanta and DeKalb County since 1977. Local people make up our board of directors and staff.
How does Citizen Advocacy Work?

A valued citizen, who is unpaid and independent of the human services system, is invited by citizen advocacy coordinators into relationship with a person who is living with a disability and is at risk of social isolation.

With the coordinators’ support, the citizen advocate learns to understand, respond to, and represent that person’s interests as if they were the advocate’s own, thus bringing the person’s gifts and concerns into the circles of ordinary community life.

Friendship, social support, and social change can all emerge from these intentional relationships. By supporting these ongoing, potentially life-long, relationships, citizen advocacy fosters a community where all people’s gifts and talents can be shared and celebrated.
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