faq

Yes, Advocates is currently accepting new clients!

What is Advocates In Action and who do we serve?

Advocates In Action is a full service Advocacy and Supports Firm, providing Support Coordination to multiple counties within New Jersey. Advocates In Action also provides consultative and training services on a variety of topics for non profit and for profit service delivery agencies. Advocates also offers other services that can be found under our Services tab.

When was Advocates In Action founded?

Advocates In Action opened our doors in December 2015 and received our first Support Coordination client in March 2017.

What services does Advocates In Action offer?

Advocates In Action offers Support Coordination, Training Services, Community Outreach / Advocacy, Consultation Services (Grant Writing, Program Org. / Structure), and our most popular Pink Marker Movement (PMM).

Where is Advocates In Action located?

Advocates In Action office is located in Eatontown, NJ but provides services state wide.

What are Advocates business hours?

Advocates In Action hours are as follows:

Monday: 8:00am – 4:00pm

Tuesday: 8:00am – 4:00pm

Wednesday: 8:00am – 4:00pm

Thursday: 8:00am – 4:00pm

Friday: 8:00am – 4:00pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

What is Advocates mission?

We empower Voices through Advocacy, Encouragement and Leadership. Our main passion at Advocates is to be the Voice to those who do not have one. We are committed to providing excellent services to all the families and clients that we have the privilege of working with.

How many staff does Advocates In Action have?

Advocates currently has 6 Staff Members: 3 Full Time Support Coordinators, 2 Support Coordinator Supervisors, A Director of Digital Marketing and Web Development and a Billing Manager.

Does Advocates In Action have a social media presence?

Yes, Advocates In Action currently hosts profiles on the following platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, LinkedIn and Youtube. Visit our Connect With Us page for more information.

Support Coordination

What is Support Coordination?

Support Coordination is an individualized, person centered, planning service that encourages advocacy, resource development, and access to community based services.

What is a Support Coordinator?

A Support Coordinator is the center of your planning and authorizations process. A Support Coordinator has a firm grasp on both the traditional funding system and the NJ Medicaid Fee for Service systems. Advocates

What services does Advocates In Action offer?How does my Support Coordination Agency get assigned?

There is two ways to be assigned an Agency, auto selection by the DDD or clients can also select their agencies.

How can I pick another agency if desired?

Clients have the option to change Support Coordination Agencies at any time, it is as simple as submitting a form.

What can I expect after the initial intake meeting?

The process after the initial intake meeting, the Support Coordinator will create the individualized service plan. Once completed, it is submitted to Guardians for review and approval.

How much experience does Advocates In Action staff have within the SC field?

The Advocates Staff has a collective experience of over 20 years working with adults with special needs. Advocates has been in operation for almost 2 years providing support coordination services to 7 counties in NJ.

How do I contact the Support Coordination Department at Advocates?

All of our contact information can be found under the Contact Us tab in the top left hand corner of our home page.

Do you self-approve plans?

At this time no, we do not self-approve.

Training Department

What Training Services do we offer?

Advocates provides training on a multitude of disciplines including, but not limited too; Support Coordination, Supported Employment, Leadership, Team Building and Organizational Development.

Who runs the Training Department here at Advocates In Action?

Nyesha Bridges, Our Director of Training.

How experienced is the Advocates In Action staff within the field of Training Services?

The Training Department staff here at Advocates In Action has over 20 years of collective experience within applicable fields.

Do you offer Training bundle packages?

You can easily customize, personalize, and tailor each training to match your objective and training needs. You will need to contact our Director of Training Nyesha Bridges with further instructions regarding all training bundles.

Where are Advocates Training Services conducted?

Advocates provides onsite training as well as training at our offices. Advocates also conducts regular webinars and podcasts that are available for purchase as well.

How can I be added to the email list to receive information regarding upcoming Training?

Send an email to TrainingDepartment@advocatesinactionnj.com requesting that you or your agency is added to our training email list.  You can also call our Director of Training Nyesha Bridges at 609-664-0709.

How can I register for multiple Training Services in a month?

Simply add each training that you are interested in attending in that month on the training registration form under the training department link on our website.

When registering for Training what is included in the Training packages?

You will be receiving training from trainers that have collectively over 20 years of experience in a variety of capacities. You will receive a copy of an engaging PowerPoint that includes resources that you are able to use for future reference. You will also receive a certificate of completion of your training.

What is the cancellation policy for Training Services?

If you need to cancel your scheduled training, you will need to cancel within 3 business days of your scheduled training. You must contact the Director of Training Nyesha Bridges for further instructions. Please note if you do note cancel or do not attend, you are responsible for your training payment.

Do Advocates In Action’s Training Satisfy my Support Coordinator Training hours?

Our Support Coordination trainings are geared to supplement Support Coordination training and do count as qualifying hours towards the required 12 hours per year.

All Other Services

What services other then Support Coordination and Training does Advocates offer?

Advocates In Action also offers Community Outreach services, Consultation Services like Grant Writing and Program Org. / Structure, and our Pink Marker Movement services.

Where can I receive more information on these services?

You can receive more information on all of our services under our services tab.