VOICES OF CHANGE 2018

Reduce the risk of abuse of children with disabilities.


about voices of change 2018

Most people think it will never happen to their child, but abuse does not discriminate. In fact, individuals with disabilities are more vulnerable. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), children with disabilities are 2.9 times more likely to be victims of sexual violence. This is unacceptable to us, and is why we founded our organization.

Raising a child with a disability is already challenging, and abuse makes things so much harder.

Our family went through this.

We should have had access to support and services.

We didn’t.

We felt the devastation.

We never want anyone else to feel that way.

We are committed to using our lived experience to make that a reality by providing:
1. Preventative education to parents, children, medical professionals, and law enforcement
2. Support, guidance, resources, and advocacy to victims and their families on their path to healing

Nicole Moehring, Founder           Maci Lynch, Co - Founder

our founders

Nicole A. Moehring

Founder

Maci E. Lynch

Co-Founder


our mission and vision

Our Mission

Voices of Change 2018 is a national organization piloting our groundbreaking programs in Ohio.
We provide preventative education and training about abuse of children with disabilities, while empowering parents, guardians and children.

Our Vision 

By sharing our lived experiences and through collaborations with other individuals, mental health professionals and organizations, we will build a foundation of advocacy, abuse awareness, community resources and support for children with disabilities and their families.


 




ONline survey for parents and guardians of children with disabilities

Online survey for Parents and Guardians 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.

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reporting child abuse

Child abuse won't report itself. If you suspect abuse, don't hesitate to report it. You could be saving a child's life.



Child Abuse
Phone: 1.800.4.A.CHILD (1.800.422.4453)

National Human Trafficking
Phone: 1.888.373.7888



Media Coverage

Trigger warning! Some episodes may contain content, not meant to be heard by children. Please listen at your own discretion. If you feel at all triggered while listening or watching any episodes, please contact a clinical professional. For information, or to schedule interviews, please email: info@voicesofchange2018.com

Autism Advocate Parenting Magazine

"Sexual Abuse of Children with Autism, A Mother's Story." Our Founder, Nicole Moehring was interviewed by Autism Advocating Parenting Magazine.

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Adversity Bites Podcast

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!

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Slam the Gavel Podcast

Nicole Moehring, Author And Founder Of Voices Of Change 2018 And Her Mission To Reduce Risk Of Sexual Abuse For Children With Disabilities

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Talk Downs Syndrome Podcast

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.

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Never Give Up Talk Radio

Voices of Change 2018 Founder, Nicole Moehring was a guest on Never Give Up Talk Radio.

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ComebaCK

ComebaCK Interview #148 with Nicole Moehring - Voices of Change 2018

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2021 Crucial Point Award Recipients

Congratulations to Nicole Moehring, Founder of Voices of Change 2018, for being 1 of 6 recipients of the 2021 Crucial Point Award!!!

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April 21, 2021

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.

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Spectrum News 1

Mother turns to advocacy after both children are sexually abused: "Unbelievable nightmare that I’ll never wake up from"

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The Landscape, Naveh Elder, Nicole Moehring, Voices of Change 2018

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.

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April 16, 2021

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.

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Comfort in the Storm

Child Abuse Prevention Speaker Series - Nicole Moehring was honored to be asked to be a guest on this Speaker Series, hosted by Comfort in the Storm Foundation.

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Coffee & Cocoa - Nicole Moehring

Founder, Nicole Moehring, was a guest on Coffee & Cocoa, on April 10, 2021.

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Coffee & Cocoa - Maci Lynch

Co-Founder, Maci Lynch, was a guest on Coffee & Cocoa, on April 3, 2021.

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Child Welfare Professionals, Inc.

Founder, Nicole Moehring, was a guest on Child Welfare Professionals, Inc. on February 14, 2021.

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National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA), Talk Radio

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.

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We Are HER, Trauma Recovery Panel

Our Founder, Nicole Moehring, was a guest panelist for We Are HER on Trauma Recovery.

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Nicole Moehring - Guest on We are HER (Healed Empowered Restored)

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.

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Maci Lynch - Survivor Story

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.

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The Arc of the United States - President Frederick Misilo, Jr.

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.

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Unveil Your Voice - Nicole Moehring's Story

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"

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Heal with Kevin McNeil

I was honored to have the opportunity to be a guest on the "Heal with Kevin McNeil" Podcast. The link is attached.

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News Net 5, WEWS

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.

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National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA), Talk Radio

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.

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Upcoming Media Events

For information, press inquiries or to scheduling interviews, please email: info@voicesofchange2018.com

Invisible Kindness Podcast

Voices of Change 2018 Founder, Nicole Moehring will be a guest on this weeks podcast, Invisible Kindness. Episode launching soon!


educational and training programs

COMING SOON!!!

Evan Says.... ***

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.

Educational and Training Programs for Parents, Caregivers and Guardians; Law Enforcement and Medical Professionals ***

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.

Educational and Training Programs for Children with Disabilities ***

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.


Communication Cards

Available for free through our partnership with, The Mama Bear Effect

Communication Cards for children with disabilities

These communication cards for children with disabilities are made available for free through our partnership with, The Mama Bear Effect, a nonprofit organization.

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For any questions about Amazon Smile, please call 440.864.7074 or email info@voicesofchange2018.com

Voices of Change 2018, is approved to by the State of Ohio to be a Nonprofit Organization, 501(c)(3).
Our effective date of exemption is: July 23, 2019
Our EIN # is on file at the Voices of Change 2018 home office.

amazon wish list

amazon wish list
AMAZON WISH LIST: 
We have a wish list on Amazon for items we need while we continue to build our nonprofit. Any donations would be greatly appreciated. Items can be purchased directly through our Amazon Wish List. It takes only a moment, and your much needed gift will be delivered directly to us.

https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1X5136QDA2W2J?

Currently, we are in most need of Laser Jet Ink and copy and brochure paper.




planned giving

By making a Planned Giving gift to Voices of Change 2018 through your trust, will or another giving form, you are helping us provide services for future generations.

Guidestar Platinum Seal of Transparency 2020

Voices of Change 2018 is proud to have earned the Guidestar Platinum Seal of Transparency 2020

Legacy Donors

When you make a Legacy Gift to Voices of Change 2018 we will recognize you as a member of our Legacy Giving. To be be recognized, all donors will complete a confidential statement of intent. Should you choose for your gift to remain anonymous, Voices of Change 2018 will respect your wishes. Thank you for considering Voices of Change as part of your planned giving. Please call 440-864-7074 or email info@voicesofchange2018.com for more information on how to make Voices of Change 2018 part of your planned giving.

Life Insurance

By naming, Voices of Change 2018 as a primary or secondary beneficiary of a life insurance policy, your estate will be allowed an estate-tax charitable deduction. To make this gift to Voices of Change 2018, please contact your insurance agent and request a beneficiary form. Please call 440-864-7074 or email info@voicesofchange2018.com for more information on how to make Voices of Change 2018 the beneficiary of your life insurance.

Retirement Plan

By naming Voices of Change 2018 as a beneficiary of retirement plans, your estate can achieve substantial tax savings. Typically, retirement assets are subject to high taxes, however, by designating Voices of Change 2018 as your beneficiary, the gift will not be subject to estate tax and we will not pay income tax on the distribution. Please call 440-864-7074 or email info@voicesofchange2018.com for more information on how to make Voices of Change 2018 the beneficiary of your retirement plan.

Trust or Will

Designate a specific dollar amount or percentage to Voices of Change 2018 in your Trust or Will. Please call 440-864-7074 or email info@voicesofchange2018.com for more information on how to make Voices of Change 2018 the beneficiary of your trust or will.


THERE ARE A VARIETY OF WAYS TO CONTRIBUTE TO VOICES OF CHANGE 2018

Voices of Change is funded by the generosity of our community, corporations, grants, individuals and foundations.

$50

Donation Amount


Affiliations and resources

Disability Rights Ohio

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OVWA (Ohio Victims Witness Association)

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Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities

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Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council

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Crime Victims Services

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Buddy Speaks

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Parenting Safe Children

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Dr. Nora Baladerian, Disability Without Abuse Project

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Lydia Lerma Foundation

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Rachael Brooks

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Voices of Hope 2015

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testimonials

Thank you to everyone who has sent messages and reviews for Voices of Change. If you would like to submit a testimonial, please email info@voicesofchange2018.com. Please include in the email your permission for the testimonial to be used on our website and social media platforms.


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