Advocacy remains a strong tool in creating change for social policy. Salt Lake CAP actively advocates for public policy that will increase the standard of
living of and resources available to those living in poverty. With self-sufficiency as a goal, advocates strive to lessen barriers of and create opportunities for
low-income people. Advocates serve as a voice on behalf of the low-income population to ensure that their concerns are heard. Salt Lake CAP also
teaches individuals to advocate for themselves and their families. Self reliance and empowerment are fostered, which enables families to take action for themselves.
Salt Lake CAP advocacy fosters community and individual empowerment to bring about institutional change and assist in the development of new and innovative programs
to assist the poor end the cycle of poverty. The advocacy program addresses issues relating to a variety of family needs such as health care, child care,
employment, housing, manufactured housing and utility issues. Advocates educate policy makers and other governmental agencies about these needs and works
to impact policy and budget decisions that effect these issues.