Hello my name is Danielle Oates. I am the President and founder of Advocacy & Consulting Solutions. I have a passion to help, assist and speak up for those who can’t speak for themselves. My motivation is and has always been to get involved where it counts. The good trouble. As long as I can remember I have stood and fought for the lack of support and injustices for people who are less fortunate or disadvantaged to do so for themselves. What makes us human is human services.
I believe access to advocacy, mental health care, and education are the best defenses for most problematic situations. My tenacity to help and support individuals and families is my purpose and my plan to fulfill.
Why do I do this work? What’s in for me? Let me share some of my story. I am the middle child of four siblings. Growing up in that position was not always easy. It still isn’t. Sometimes I got looked over. Sometimes my voice didn’t get heard or it didn’t count. I had to learn to speak up for myself. Speak up against sexual assault. Speak up against bullying. Speak up to defend myself in personal and professional settings. No one was coming to my rescue. I had to learn how to rescue myself. My passion and determination to be heard manifested into wanting to help support others to learn and grow in their voice and choices.
Being treated unfairly can show up in families, relationships, and work. I decided it was time to stop being silenced by others. I can’t turn this passion of advocacy down nor can I quite turn it off. This is why I do what I do. This is why I am the best at supporting and advocating for individuals and families.