The word ADVOCATE from the Dictionary is described as a person who speaks or writes in support of or in defense of a person or cause, etc.
SPREAD THE WORD! SHARE YOUR STORY!!
As a community, our lives are affected everyday by one of our partner agencies. They provide us with the support our family members, friends and neighbors may need in times of struggle.
Tell us how they have made a difference in your life or someone you know who has been affected by the many services and programs that our agencies provide.
BE AN ADVOCATE!
Sometime ago, when I was a young mother, my son was born with a handicap. With no where to turn I contacted the United Way and they directed me to Upstate Cerebral Palsy. What a Godsend! Services were provided to help my son advance in language, motor skills and occupational therapy. Schooling was provided and he received individual one on one counseling. It also provided me with peace of mind knowing that my son was on his way to a better future. That was a number of years ago and he is now a healthy and productive member of the work force. I do not know where he would have been without this service. My family is very grateful for everything they provided.