A nonprofit organization

AdvocacyDenver is a civil rights advocacy organization serving children and youth with disabilities and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. AdvocacyDenver provides individual, legal, and policy advocacy in Denver county.


"Staff continuously go above and beyond."-Case manager testimonial

"[AdvocacyDenver] taught us what advocacy truly meant! I'm proud to say my daughter is a self-employed self-advocate now & am grateful for people like them leading the way!" -Parent testimonial


AdvocacyDenver promotes and protects the human rights of people with disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.

Background Statement

AdvocacyDenver, a local affiliate of The Arc National organization, was originally known as "The Arc of Denver" and was one of the first Arcs of the U.S. AdvocacyDenver was founded in 1954 by a group of parents to address the lack of access for children to public education and in-home supports. Since its inception, AdvocacyDenver has been fully committed to ensuring that Denver County residents with disabilities and their families have access to integrated supports and systems that ensure that they are able to lead healthy, active lives in the community. AdvocacyDenver continues to forward the value that people with disabilities belong in the community and have fundamental moral, civil, and constitutional rights to be fully included and actively participate in all aspects of society. Society in general and AdvocacyDenver in particular benefit from the contributions of people with diverse personal characteristics (including but not limited to race, ethnicity, religion, age, geographic location, sexual orientation, gender, and type of disability).

Organization Data


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other names

Arc of Denver dba ADVOCACYDENVER

Year Established


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Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy

Organization Size

Large Organization


950 S. Cherry Street Suite 1100
Denver, CO 80246

Service areas

Denver County, CO, US





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