NORTH QUABBIN CITIZEN ADVOCACY WELCOMES YOU
Building community: one relationship - two people - at a time
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MAKING A DIFFERENCE
OUR WORK IS VITAL
Communities work best when we know, care about, stand by, and help each other. The web of mutually beneficial relationships helps hold a community together.
Communities work best when the web of people and relationships include us all—the poor, elderly, and disabled side by side with the rich, young, and able-bodied.
The hard fact is that many—even most—disabled people are often not part of the community’s informal, mutually supportive web of relationships. Without community support, disabled people become dependent on programs funded with state and federal dollars. This dependence is not good for disabled people, their families, their neighbors, or their community.
NQCA expands the web to include our disabled neighbors, and in doing so strengthens the web for us all.
WE ARE DIFFERENT THAN THE REST
NQCA recruits and supports unpaid advocates to be helpful friends to disabled people.
NQCA encourages caring and commitment and participation in community life.
NQCA supports, but does not supervise, freely-given relationships.
NQCA, through the relationships it supports, helps disabled people, their advocates, and the entire community as neighborly caring increases.
NQCA trusts ordinary citizens using their common sense to monitor how human services, schools, doctors, and others treat our neighbors with disabilities.
Joseph Bete with Executive Director Nate Johnson
WE MAKE AN IMPACT
Through newsletters, presentations, and discussions, NQCA’s work invites others to call forth more neighborly caring in other communities.
Lessons from working with hundreds of people in caring relationships serve as a guide to others on the “how to” questions of initiating and supporting freely-given relationships.
CONTACT NORTH QUABBIN CITIZEN ADVOCACY
Our community needs Citizen Advocacy to engage us personally in assisting our disabled neighbors. In doing so, NQCA builds community one relationship—two people—at a time. NQCA works toward a vision of a genuinely caring community where all of us are welcomed, included, and valued. Please help NQCA to fulfill its mission as we build toward this vision.
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