Program Name: Citizen Advocacy, a division
of Community Action Coalition
Services offered: One-to-one
Advocacy Relationships between citizens with developmental disabilities
(of all ages) and other community members.
Primary contact person: Robin A. Day-Laporte
Telephone number: 608-246-4730
Ext. 223 / Mobile: 608-212-6786
Email address: email@example.com
Years in service: 30 years
Hours of operation: 8:00am
to 4:30pm, Monday thru Friday
Size of staff: 1 Full-time
Coordinator (paid), 6-12 Advisory Committee Members (volunteer)
Average cost of service is:
Funded by: United Way Dane
County, CSGB - Community Services Block Grant, Private Donations
from Community Members.
Average length of service is:
Long-term relationships. Average length of a Citizen Advocacy Relationship
is 13 years.
Intake procedure is: A total
of 2-5 meetings between Citizen Advocacy Coordinator and individual
who needs an Advocate. Meetings in a diversity of settings (home,
school, workplace, community) and with a diversity of people in
the individual's life (family, friends, neighbors, community members,
Target population is: Individuals
with developmental disabilities, all ages (birth and on), living
in Dane County.
- Developmental Disability - any age
- Living in Dane County
- At risk for social exclusion/isolation
- In need of a Community Partner/Advocate
for advocate, friendship and/or community integration.
Other: Work in collaboration
with many Dane County service agencies, as well as community groups
to recruit individuals with DD in need of an advocate, as well as
community members to serve as citizen Advocates.
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