We define advocacy as the skill to help someone get needed services on an individual level and working to change policy for everyone. Fort Greene SNAP works with individuals to contact agencies and administrators to help them get needed services.
We also work with other agencies across the city and state to press for changes in policies and laws. For example, we are working with agencies across the city to protect Medicaid from budget cuts. We have also worked to press for changes at a Homeless Shelter seeking better services for the residents.
Engaging community members to raise their voices about what they want to see in the community is an important part of our advocacy. If you have an important issue, please come and talk to us about it. We can work together to make things happen.