about us


Most people think it will never happen to their child, but sexual 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:
  • Preventative education to parents, children, medical professionals, and law enforcement
  • Support, guidance, resources, and advocacy to victims and their families on their path to healing

Nicole Moehring, Founder           Maci Lynch, Co - Founder
about us

our Mission and vision


Voices of Change 2018 is a national organization piloting our groundbreaking programs in Ohio.

our Mission and vision


Mission

Through the sharing of our personal journey, we build access for advocacy, awareness, preventative education, resources and support for children with disabilities and their families.

Vision
To reduce the risk of sexual abuse of children with disabilities.



Global Statistics


***According to the World Health Organization (WHO)



  • 15% Number of individuals in the world living with a disability

  • 85% World Population

Global Statistics

Children with disabilites are:


***According to Bureau of Justice Statistics, Crime Against Persons with Disabilities, 2009-2015. Issued - July 2017

Children with disabilites are:






These statistics are from the 2017 Bureau of Justice Statistics' (BJS) National Crime Victimization Survey, a household survey which collects data on residents from the United States, age 12 years and older (excluding those living in institutions.) 

Victim-offender relationship by victims disability status


, ***According to Crime Against Persons with Disabilities, 2009-2015




rate of violent victimization against persons with disabilities


, ***According to Crime Against Persons with Disabilities, 2009-2015. (This information is listed by disability type.)



This information is taken from the statistical table from Crime Persons with Disabilities, 2009-2015. The information is based on noninstitutionalized U.S. residential population of age 12 or older. The information includes persons with multiple disability types. 

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

2021 Crucial Point Award Recipients

Congratulations to our Founder, Nicole Moehring, 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

Autism Advocating Magazine

"Sexual Abuse of Children with Autism, A Mother's Story." Our Founder, Nicole Moehring, was interviewed by Autism Advocating Parenting Magazine. The article will be published October 1, 2021.

Meet the founders of Voices of Change 2018


Nicole A. Moehring

Founder

Maci E. Lynch

Co-Founder

SUPPORTING VOICES OF CHANGE 2018


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.

Amazon Wish List


AmazonSmile

Amazon Wish List
Support Voices of Change 2018 on AMAZON SMILE
AmazonSmile is a way for you to support Voices of Change 2018 when you shop. There is no charge for Amazon Smile. When you shop on AmazonSmile, they will donate 0.5% of your purchase (on eligible products) to the non-profit organization of your choice. We would be so grateful if you would consider choosing Voices of Change 2018 your AmazonSmile Charity.

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.

There are a variety of ways to contribute to voices of change 2018


There are a variety of ways to contribute to voices of change 2018
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


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

$50

Donation Amount

partners and affiliations


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.

Testimonials


Reporting Child Abuse


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.

 "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
     

 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 McNeilRetired 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 EldarFounder, The Landscape Podcast
     

 Two amazing women that will stand beside those that need the extra support and carry those that feel defeated."

Cheri McCandlessSupporter, 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 CollinsSupporter, 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 LermaFounder, 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 IrwinFounder, Voices of Hope and Friend
     

 Great message and service by Voices of Change. Encouraging & Inspiring, fills a gap that provides hope for many."

Willie JonesProfessional 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 LeighSpeech & 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 StelbaskySupporter, Advocate and Friend
     

 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 McIlveenEntrepreneur
     

 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 CroisantFounder, We Are HER and Friend
     

 An organization committed to bringing awareness, education, and empowerment to our community!"

Megan MorgansternSpeech & Language Pathologist, Friend, Supporter
     

 These ladies are absolutely amazing. Sharing their stories and helping others, they are a true blessing from god!"

Denise Miller BarbarottaSupporter 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 going"

Juanita PorachFriend 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 ByersSupporter, Special Needs Advocate and Friend
     

 A great cause that is lead by some amazing people!"

Jake FergusonSpecial Education Teacher, Supporter, Friend
     

Board of Directors


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

Board of Directors


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

National Human Trafficking
Phone: 1.888.373.7888


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Voices of Change 2018 is governed by a Board of Directors, who volunteer their time and are dedicated and passionate about our mission and vision

Board positions are held for 1 and 2 year terms. 

Currently, there are no vacancies. 






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