VOICE stands for Value Of Implementing Consumer Empowerment. Our slogan is "Giving Individuals with Disabilities a VOICE. A consumer is a person with a disability.
VOICE is a monthly disability support, education, social, and information group for individuals with disabilities and families who have disabled member (s). VOICE is also open to rehabilitation providers, therapists, counselors, social workers, or anyone else who is interested. Anyone with any type of disabilities (s) or challenge (s) are welcome.
VOICE generally has around 20-30 (or so) individuals who come out each month to participate in our regular monthly meetings. VOICE is always looking for new persons who are interested in participating...that might be you. Feel free to contact us* to learn more about the meetings and VOICE social activities held throughout the year.
The meetings give individuals with disabilities and their families a forum to exchange information, gain knowledge about related issues, improve self-esteem and personal empowerment, and to promote advocacy skills for each participant.
The VOICE Monthly Newsletter+ is posted online at this site, emailed to our email distribution list and mailed via the post office to everyone on our mailing list on the first Thursday of every month.
There are also many thousands of people who have disabilities, and they are treated as disabilities rather than as people. VOICE is a support group where people with disabilities can learn to advocate for themselves and others. Ending stigma is everyone's responsibility.