When the Older Americans Act established Ombudsman Programs throughout the nation, it directed us to engage in both individual and systemic advocacy. VOYCE practices advocacy through:

  • Advocacy Day
  • Legislative Work

Read stories of VOYCE’s long-term care advocacy in our News Blog.

Advocacy Day

Each year, VOYCE volunteers, board members, and staff join ombudsmen from throughout the state for its annual Advocacy Day to raise awareness with Missouri legislators about resources available to long-term care consumers in their districts.

By visiting state legislators, we truly brought the “VOYCE” of Missouri’s long-term care population to the state capitol.


State Legislative Work

The Missouri Legislature is in session January through May. VOYCE follows legislation throughout the year in order to advocate for legislation that will impact older adults.

For more information on what specific legislation VOYCE follows and works on, see our state legislative updates.