Reduce the risk of abuse of children with disabilities.
We are looking for Parents and Guardians of Children with Disabilities to participate in an anonymous online web-based research survey regarding Perspectives about Child Sexual Abuse Prevention of Children with Disabilities. This is a research project being conducted by Voices of Change 2018, a nonprofit organization. It should take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete.Learn More
PART 2 WITH Nicole Moehring🔥🔥🔥 My guest, Nicole Moehring has 2 children that were BOTH sexually abused. Her son has autism and her story of seeking justice through her nonprofit, www.voicesofchange2018.com demands attention from each one of us. This is part 2 of 2 episodes. Please share!!Learn More
Nicole Moehring is the Founder of Voices of Change 2018 (VOC), a nonprofit whose mission is to reduce the risk of sexual abuse for children with disabilities. Nicole has a daughter and an autistic son who are victims of sexual abuse and assault. In her pursuit of justice, she was shocked to see the difference in how the justice system believed her daughter and was treated so well, yet her son was not. She felt like her son didn’t matter. Her experience inspired her to create Voices of Change to educate families and the public to prevent others from experiencing her unimaginable nightmare. Today, she serves on the Ohio Attorney General Committee for Crime Victims with Disabilities. She works with legislators to change and pass laws to enforce more robust policies and create best practices for reporting child abuse and processing cases. And just last year, she received the annual ‘Crucial Point Award’ presented to people and organizations that delve beyond the surface of sex crimes to focus on overlooked niches of survivorship. Nicole is a first-time author of - “Finding Myself – Overcoming abuse, heartbreak, and loss, then finding true love.” - And she is currently writing her second book, “Finding My Voice.” Nicole resides in Hinckley, OH, with her husband, Chris, and her two children.Learn More
Aric. Morrison speaks with Voices of Change 2018 Founder Nicole Moehring. She shares the journey of a family discovering the true horror associated with sexual abuse in children, and how the legal system failed her. If you look up the word survivor in the dictionary, figuratively there is a picture right there!Learn More
On today's TALK episode we have founder of Voices of Change, Nicole Moehring. Voices of Change is a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the risk of sexual abuse of children with special needs through advocacy, preventative education, support, guidance, and resources. This episode has a trigger warning to our listeners as we discuss heavy topics of sexual abuse among our disabled community. Nicole not only shares her personal experiences as mother of two children of special needs who are victims of sexual abuse, but also as an advocate for herself. Grab a tissue box or a sledge hammer, because this one got me ready to fight along side Nicole to protect our babies.Learn More
Start a Conversation with Kristine Irwin, Founder of Voices of Hope 2015 - Nicole Moehring and Kristine Irwin had the opportunity to discuss Voices of Change 2018 and Nicole's new book release, Finding Myself.Learn More
April is Child Abuse Awareness Month and Child Sexual Abuse Awareness Month. @nicole_moehring_voc founded @voicesofchange2018 to share their person story and build access to safety, healing and justice for sexually abused children with disabilities through advocacy, education and collaboration. It’s a topic that isn’t talked about enough, so make sure to listen to this amazing advocate and leader in the latest episode.Learn More
The Mama Bear Effect - Nicole Moehring and Adrianne Simone, Founder of The Mama Bear Effect talked about the importance of education of prevention to reduce the risk of sexual abuse.Learn More
Founder, Nicole Moehring, was the special guest on National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA), talk radio on Monday, January 18, 2021 sharing her personal story as well as spreading awareness about Voices of Change 2018.Learn More
Nicole is a fierce and protective mother of two who found out her son with special needs had been a victim of child sexual abuse. She’s discovering how hard the justice system is to navigate for victims of sexual violence with disabilities and using her knowledge to help others with her organization Voices of Change 2018.Learn More
This week's guest is Maci Lynch who is coming on our podcast today to share her story. She co-founded, Voices of Change 2018, with her mom, after being a victim of sexual assault. She wants to speak to everyone, especially teens, letting them know the importance of speaking up, if they have been victims of abuse. She also would like to educate the community on prevention and the signs of sexual abuse and assault. Maci and I talk about everything and anything from her trauma that she experienced with her father, to when she was sexually assaulted, how she healed, the books she loves to read, including her favorite TV the Vampire Diaries.Learn More
A special thank you to Naveh Eldar for speaking about and promoting Voices of Change 2018 in his podcast with The Arc of the United States, President Frederick Misilo, Jr. We are truly grateful.Learn More
Founder, Nicole Moehring was invited to be on the Unveil Your Voice, Podcast. "I appreciate the opportunity to be able to share not only my children's story but, my story as well. Thank you, Kristine"Learn More
Failure to Protect, Justice for our Most Vulnerable. I had the opportunity to be interviewed by WEWS, News Net 5 Cleveland, Sarah Buduson, to spread awareness about our most vulnerable population of children being abused. Link to interview is attached.Learn More
Founder, Nicole Moehring, was the special guest on National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA), talk radio on Monday, January 20, 2020 sharing her personal story as well as spreading awareness about Voices of Change 2018.Learn More
We are excited to announce starting January 2022, our Founder/Executive Director, Nicole Moehring, will be writing a column for Exceptional Needs Today online bi-monthly magazine to educate readers how to reduce the risk of abuse happening to individuals with disabilities.Learn More
Is a series of children's books that are social stories for children with disabilities. Included in the series will be topics about: 1. Body Safety 2. Boundaries 3. Good /Bad Photos 4. Safe/Unsafe Touching 5. Creating a child's safe circle 6. How do you know if you've been abused 7. If a child has been abused, how to tell someone 8. The difference between secrets and surprises *** Evan Says is co-written by parents, professionals, law enforcement and survivors. In addition, Evan, Voices of Change Founder's son, who is a survivor of sexual abuse.
Violence against children with disabilities is a global epidemic. Based on the general statistics of the World Health Organization (WHO), children with disabilities are 2.9 times more likely to be victims of sexual abuse than children without disabilities. Often, parents do not realize the abuse is happening. Many times, the perpetrator is the child’s primary care source, a family member or someone the family or child knows. This is unacceptable! Education, advocacy and awareness are imperative for children with disabilities, to reduce the risk and impact of abuse. Our educational and training programs will provide information critical for reducing the risk of sexual abuse for children with disabilities. *** Our educational and training programs are co-written by parents, professionals, law enforcement and survivors.
Often, children with disabilities do not realize the abuse is happening to them. Many times, the perpetrator is the child’s primary care source, a family member or someone the family or child knows. Perpetrators many times threaten children so they are afraid to tell anyone. This allows the abuse to continue and as a result, the child more than likely will suffer from extensive trauma. Education and advocacy are imperative for children with disabilities, to reduce the risk and impact of abuse. Our educational and training programs will teach children with disabilities to identify sexual abuse by providing knowledge of boundaries, body safety, safe and unsafe touching and establishing their safe circle. In addition, what to do if they have been abused and who to tell. *** Our educational and training programs are co-written by parents, professionals, law enforcement and survivors.
These communication cards for children with disabilities are made available for free through our partnership with, The Mama Bear Effect, a nonprofit organization.Learn More
Voices of Change 2018 is proud to have earned the Guidestar Platinum Seal of Transparency 2020
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This is the time of year when we need to acknowledge what we are grateful for. I know Nicole would never want credit for the amazing work she is doing, I have been thinking so much about how she truly lead me out of an extremely dark place. When I found out my daughter, who has special needs, was sexually abused, my world was shattered. I didn’t know what to do, who to turn to or where to go. I was given Nicole Moehring name from Voices of Change 2018. She came highly recommended and there was nothing but positive things said about her. I will be honest, at first, I was hesitant to call. This isn’t the easiest subject to discuss, after all. But I knew I needed help. So, I made the call. It was one of the best decisions I have made. Nicole has gone above and beyond to assist me, finding necessary resources my family needed, even calling to check on us and asking if there was anything else she could do. She is a woman of integrity, professionalism, dedication, perseverance and is making changes for the special needs community. I know I can pick up the phone anytime and call her and she will be there to help our family. That’s how an organization should operate! I have read (and listened to) many publications, media and podcasts which Nicole has been featured in, I knew her heartbreaking story. Never once did she ever refer to her own journey in any of our calls, unless I asked. She never made it about her. Every call was about my family and our circumstances. WOW! She is an incredibly selfless individual, who truly gives her heart and soul to the nonprofit they founded out of horrible circumstances. I marvel in her strength because I am sure it isn’t easy. I highly recommend Voices of Change 2018. There work is unparalleled to any other organization. Thank you Nicole!Emily Benson: Parent of a child with a disability who was abused
"We were so glad Voices of Change 2018 decided to partner with us last year. They bring critical niche expertise and understanding that cannot be found anywhere else, and when needed, can mean the world for a victim and their family. Very recently we were approached by someone needing help because of an incident involving sexual abuse and we were able to quickly link them up with VOC2018 so they could get the help, advice, and understanding they need. What VOC2018 is able to offer for victims and their family members is priceless."21 & Change, Inc. (A Florida public nonprofit): Partner
One of the most painful journeys I have ever been on was finding out my son-in-law was abusing my grandson. I was given Nicole’s name at Voices of Change 2018. She came highly recommended. Nicole has gone above and beyond to help our family. She is so well connected throughout the country and was able to provide me with the appropriate resources for our family. Nicole didn’t just stop there, she has so much passion and empathy for what others are going through, she has followed up with me to see how I am handling things, how my daughter and grandson are and to ask if we needed anything else. She and her daughter have built this organization from her own grief, to hell others. I highly recommended Nicole and Voices of Change. Nicole has dedicated walking this journey along side with others, so they don’t feel alone! She stands strong behind their organizations mission. She is a woman of integrity! Thank you for everything you are doing!Amanda Ann: Speech & Language Pathologist and Grandparent of a child who was abused
I love the work this organization is doing to bring healing into the world. Please support them any way you can. They are changing the world one voice at a time.Kevin McNeil: Retired SVU Detective, Founder, The Twelve Project and Voices of Change 2018, Board Member
Over the past year, I have had the privilege of working with Voices of Change 2018 and have been thoroughly impressed with the passion and commitment of the leadership. The organization is primed for great things and I am excited to be able to work closely with them in all their endeavors!Michael Matthews CEO, P5 Ventures, Inc.: Board Member
This is an organization with the intellect, vision, passion and drive to make real change for individuals with disabilities. Driven by personal experience, and seeing the many gaps in support for both victims and professionals, they are making much needed stride in bringing about much needed change! True leaders.Naveh Eldar: Founder, The Landscape Podcast
Two amazing women that will stand beside those that need the extra support and carry those that feel defeated.Cheri McCandless: Supporter, Step Sister and Friend
Nicole and Maci are true advocates! They have an immense passion for helping victims and will make a difference. I have witnessed, first hand, their drive and commitment to fight for victims and what is right. They will be the Voice of Change!Shannon Cole Collins: Supporter, Child Advocate and Friend
Nicole and Maci are helping give voice to those who have been silenced. You two are doing amazing things and empowering those along the way.Lydia Lerma: Founder, Lyndia Lerma Foundation and Friend
Voices of Change is such an incredible organization! I am so blessed to know Nicole and Maci and they are making amazing strides for survivors. Thank you for all that you do.Kristine Irwin: Founder, Voices of Hope and Friend
Great message and service by Voices of Change. Encouraging & Inspiring, fills a gap that provides hope for many.Willie Jones: Professional Development/Culture Specialist, Ohio Association of County Boards
I love everything this organization stands for! Just by speaking to Nicole, you can hear the passion in her voice — This momma & organization will stop at nothing to make sure that, not only her voice is heard, but that our children's’ voices are heard, as well! As a speech-language pathologist, working with children with special needs daily, I can say, The Voices Of Change 2018 has opened my eyes to a whole new world! A new world which will begin in my therapy room, as I continue to help children with communication deficits communicate their wants & NEEDS. Thank you, Voices of Change!! Keep up the amazing work you do to bring advocacy to such a controversial topic!Laurna Leigh: Speech & Language Pathologist
Nicole and Maci are two brilliant, kind, and selfless women that I am inspired by everyday. They help counsel, support, and advocate for others that have been in similar situations they have been in, without asking anything in return. I am excited to see Voices of Change grow and develop, helping more and more people everyday!Halle Stelbasky: Supporter, Advocate and Friend
You will never understand the impact you have had on our family! To say thank you doesn’t even seem like enough. We are forever grateful for everything you have done. You have been there from my first call to you and have never left our side. Everyone needs that kind of support in life. We appreciate you and applaud your strength to be able to turn your horrifying pain into a purpose that is needed for so many innocent children with disabilities. It takes a special individual to be able to stand tall and strong in your weakest moments and be able to fight the way you have! You are incredible! God Bless you. Today and always!Harper Allen
I love ❤️ everything about what Nicole and Maci are doing to bring awareness and provide support regarding sexual abuse! They are amazing and courageous women who have taken a stand to fight against this horrific crime our world faces today. Their bravery is helping so many victims realize they are not alone and I’m very proud of the organization they have built.Tammy Rock McIlveen: Entrepreneur
Nicole has so much strength. She's fighting every day to make this world better for survivors. And Voices of Change is an amazing organization for survivors.Stevie Croisant: Founder, We Are HER and Friend
An organization committed to bringing awareness, education, and empowerment to our community!Megan Morganstern: Speech & Language Pathologist, Friend, Supporter
These ladies are absolutely amazing. Sharing their stories and helping others, they are a true blessing from god!Denise Miller Barbarotta: Supporter and Friend
I'm a grandmother of 4 teenagers I pray everyday that no harm come to them from sexual predators. Nicole & daughter Maci are amazing to start this awareness program & to tell their story first hand. I hope they be able to keep this non- profit organization goingJuanita Porach: Friend and Supporter
Voices of Change is an awesome group that is getting the message out about childhood sexual abuse. I too am a victim of childhood sexual abuse and appreciate all this group has to offer. Encouragement goes a long way! If it doesn’t tell me anything but to keep going!!Tina Neely Byers: Supporter, Special Needs Advocate and Friend
A great cause that is lead by some amazing people!Jake Ferguson: Special Education Teacher, Supporter, Friend
What an incredible organization and mission! Thank you for being the voice for the voiceless and for bringing awareness to such a sensitive and much needed subject for children with disabilities! Your work is so necessary!Megan Jane: RN, Mom of 2 very special kids
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