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The Advocacy Network on Disabilities Receives Gift from the Taft Foundation

Two New Positions to Address Unmet Needs

The Advocacy Network on Disabilities is pleased to announce that funding from The Taft Foundation will enable it to hire additional staff to address the need for both increased individual advocacy and increased systems advocacy for children and adults with intellectual and development disabilities (I/DD) and their families. Funding will support two full-time positions: a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Director of Advocacy and Community Engagement.

The addition of an LCSW will enable The Advocacy Network on Disabilities to provide new clinical services to families with the most complex needs. With the goal of increasing visibility, influence, and resources, the Director of Advocacy position will address the necessity to identify, engage, and mobilize un- or under-served individuals in South Florida, and to increase The Advocacy Network on Disabilities’s civic engagement with key decision makers.

“We are enormously grateful to the Taft Foundation, and are excited by the opportunity to expand our efforts on behalf of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families,” said Clint Bower, Chair of The Advocacy Network on Disabilities’s Board of Directors. Added Helene Good, the organization’s President and CEO, “We are actively seeking qualified candidates for both positions.”

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Primary Funding Provided By

  • The Children's Trust
  • Miami-Dade County
  • United Way of Miami-Dade
  • FEMA