Community Advocacy


Advocacy is a diverse function of Resilience and Community Services and serves to provide a voice and a place at the table for generations of people across our community. Our team brings people together to resolve community concerns and enhance services for special populations including youth, women, the disabled and senior citizens.


Office for Aging and Disabled Citizens

The Office for Aging & Disabled Citizens provides leadership to and participates in community activities in advocating for rights, policies and funding that can enhance the lives and independence of seniors and disabled individuals.

Office for Women

Working to ensure women have access to the resources and information necessary for self-determination is the focus of Office For Women. Each year OFW staff  produce an annual report assessing the status of women by focusing on issues related to violence, physical and mental health, social and economic well-being, and community engagement.

Office of Youth Development

Recruiting, training, and providing quality programs for youth is the focus for the Office of Youth Development (OYD). Through Mayor Fischer’s focus on Out of School Time programs, OYD has taken the lead on coordinating a database of options for parents seeking safe and educational environments for children after school, during holiday and spring breaks, and during the summer.