Family-based Advocacy

Organization: Quality Trust

Advocacy is the foundation of Quality Trust’s mission and the work we do for residents of the District of Columbia with developmental disabilities and for families who have a family member with disabilities. Quality Trust advocates work one-on-one with individuals and take the lead from them on what to focus on to meet their desired needs. Our advocacy is unique. We make initial contact with each person and the person can choose to stop advocacy support at any point. Quality Trust advocates support the person to tell his or her story and empower the person to speak up and share their concerns.

Quality Trust advocates meet with the members they support as often as necessary to get to know them, their preferences and desired outcomes. They work with the family, government, and other stakeholders to keep the focus on the individual and what they desire.
Advocacy allows us to learn more about people with disabilities and the systemic issues in the city. We identify issues including healthcare education and life choice planning and offer disability support professionals best-practices training on how to better support people live positive, person-centered lives.

Supported over 4,800 people with disabilities since the inception of the program in 2003
Advocates are trained and knowledgeable of best-practice standards in supporting people with developmental disabilities
Provided assistance with finding employment, accessing services employment, residential moves, rights violations, and other important life issues
Service Category: Legal
Application: Call to make a referral or set up an intake.
Monday - Friday : 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Quality Trust
4301 Connecticut Ave NW Washington DC 20008

(202) 448-1450

Monday - Friday : 9:00AM - 5:00PM