Our mission is to protect, through advocacy, education and intervention, the rights of facility placed seniors and disabled persons and individuals with mental health needs. We operate the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program and the Patients' Rights Advocate Program serving Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties. --The Ombudsman Program is a federal and state mandated program charged with advocating for seniors and disabled individuals living in residential care facilities for the elderly and skilled nursing facilities. --The Patients’ Rights Advocate Program is a state mandated program also charged with rights protection and advocacy for all mental health consumers residing in both Santa Cruz and San Benito counties. You can help. Support Advocacy, Inc.'s important work through financial or vehicle contributions, board membership or as a volunteer. Please call (831) 429-1913 for more details.