Speaking Up for Yourself
Learning to advocate for oneself takes time and practice. One high school student knew she needed to have dental treatment and called Young & Healthy so our case worker could explain to her mom that services would be free, and the parents would not be charged for any services rendered. This young woman found her voice and made sure to use it. She participated in and received overdue dental treatment and by advocating for herself, she helped her parents learn that there is help in the community. We take pride in being a safety net for families, and as a health advocacy non-profit, we’re also in the business of empowering individuals to advocate for themselves and help families learn about advocacy through us.