A compilation of Advocates employees saying goodbye to Dr Gordon. All video, with the exception of Dr Amit Granoit, was captured by me. All videos were edited and subtitles were added by me. Software used: Adobe Premiere, iPhone
All posts on Instagram between November 2017 and now were created by me.
A majority of the social media posts between November 2017 and now (with the exception of the automatic job postings) are created by me and published through SmarterQueue.
Being an advocate is not easy. Even after 40 years, Rhea still finds it difficult, and understands why many parents don’t do it.
"I didn't become [a caregiver], I always was...it was just something in me."
We are committed to partnering with family caregivers in doing all that we can to support you, reduce your stress, and help provide opportunities for your loved ones with disabilities. You are heroic in caring for your loved ones with limited resources. Over many years, strides have been made in improving support, but the need is still great.
In honor of National Caregiver Appreciation Month, Advocates hosts a contest to support family caregivers. A family caregiver can be nominated by a friend, colleague, or family member to receive a special relaxation package that includes a restaurant, spa, and Visa gift cards.
In 2018, Advocates received 107 applications - 30% more than in 2017 - from parents, grandparents, siblings, and other family members caring for loved ones dealing with trauma, disabilities, illnesses, and more. Though available funds are limited, 33 of the 107 families received small grants this year, totaling more than $7,600.
Advocates' Jail Diversion program director Dr. Sarah Abbott participated in a panel about police-based programs to reduce community harm. Abbott, who has conducted extensive research on the topic, was joined on the panel by Shea Cronin and Danielle Rousseau, both of Boston University.