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One of the largest human services agencies based in Massachusetts, Advocates and our affiliates, HMEA and Family Continuity, support more than 40,000 adults, children, and families in Massachusetts and Rhode Island facing serious life challenges to live, work, and thrive in their communities. We have a shared vision to provide robust, culturally competent, integrated services to enhance the health, well-being, and quality of life of individuals and families affected by a broad range of physical, behavioral health, and developmental needs.... Read more


We envision communities in which every person has a full life, decent and affordable housing, meaningful work, satisfying relationships, and good health. There will be economic, health, racial, and social justice, a place for all of us to thrive and opportunities for everyone to make a contribution.... Read more


We partner with individuals, families, and communities to shape creative solutions to even the greatest life challenges. First, we listen. Then, together, we do what it takes to help people thrive.... Read more

Additional Culture Details

We employ more than 1,700 talented and passionate human services professionals in a variety of disciplines, all making a positive difference in people's lives. We champion the individuals and families we serve, and value the opportunity to work with them to find the right solution, no matter what it takes.

Advocates holds the belief that diversity, inclusion, and teamwork adds value to our organization and enriches the lives of our employees and the people we serve. We are committed to creating an agency-wide culture that embraces diversity, promotes inclusion, and fosters cultural competence.
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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging
We believe in the value of diverse, inclusive, and interdependent communities that provide quality, accessible supports such that all people have the opportunity to participate meaningfully to the fullest extent of their potential.


Framingham, MA


1,700 US Employees


Human & Social Services

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  • 2022

What employees are saying

I feel my ideas and contributions are respected. I have opportunities to further my career including education opportunities I've never had before. My values align with Advocate's values and I feel proud of how strongly Advocate's actions demonstrate their values. My supervisor has actually said she cares about my job satisfaction and lets me have a say in some of my job tasks.

I truly care and I am passionate about our mission, the people we support and their families. I love leading my team and truly enjoy working with my colleagues.

I feel like I am making a difference with the people I support. I also feel heard by my supervisors and teammates.

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