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Peer Advocacy Services

People with Developmental Disabilities Working on Your Behalf

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TCRC maintains a peer advocate team staffed by people with developmental disabilities.  There are advocates in each county who understand your needs as well as the DDS system.

Peer advocates are working hard to help you make the positive changes you want. Advocacy is an important part of the work of TCRC.  Efforts are continuously being made:

  • at the system, statewide level
  • in the community where you live
  • in services and supports.

If you would like to speak to the advocate in your area or more information about support groups, please call or e-mail:

Jennifer Dwyer, Supervisor
805-457-1040
jdwyer@tri-counties.org

Nicolas Boehm - Santa Barbara County - South
805-288-2505
nboehm@tri-counties.org

Joseph Buchroeder - Ventura County
805-351-3154
jbuchroeder@tri-counties.org

Peer Advocate Specialists are people who, like you, receive services from TCRC.  They are also staff at TCRC who provide individual & group advocacy training and support. The peer advocate team works hard to help you make the positive changes you want.

You can participate in advocacy activities through:

  • Self-Advocacy Groups, at your day program and in the community
  • Training & Conferences
  • Living in the community, and through your own personal everyday life experiences
  • Legislation & legislative visits