We are stronger together!
Advocacy is an essential part of our culture at The Arc Westchester. It is important not only to the people who receive services from us, but also their parents, support staff and the community at large.
We are all concerned about getting the best services that are properly funded, supported by staff who are respected and earn a living wage. Parents want to be sure that their family members have a vibrant future and are treated fairly and compassionately.
None of this happens without a tremendous advocacy effort from all of us. We are all advocates. We provide many opportunities for everyone to learn more about the importance of speaking up for themselves and others. Individuals and staff are invited to take advantage of these calls to action, interactive meetings, and learn the essential skills of advocacy.
An informed advocate is a strong advocate, which is why The Arc New York has created an ADVOCACY RESOURCE PAGE to better assist you and those you reach out to. Additionally, you can access RECENT HEADLINES generated through your advocacy efforts. Please share on social media and with friends, family, and colleagues throughout New York State.
Given the fiscal challenges facing the state, we have a long fight ahead of us and will look to you to help drive home the message that #WeAreEssential. We cannot thank you enough for being a part of our collective voice and our strength. Stay posted for future updates and calls to action!