By sharing lived experiences and through collaboration with law enforcement, mental health and medical professionals and other similar organizations, Voices of Change 2018 is building a foundation for advocacy, awareness, education, and resources for individuals with disabilities and their families.
To reduce the risk of abuse, neglect, and exploitation of individuals with disabilities.WE ARE ACCOMPLISHING THE MISSION THROUGH:
AWARENESS • ADVOCACY • COLLABORATION • EDUCATION • EMPOWERMENT • JUSTICE • RESPECT • RESOURCESAWARENESS:
To create awareness of the global epidemic about abuse of individuals with disabilities.ADVOCACY:
To be advocates for individuals with disabilities.COLLABORATION:
Through collaboration of local, state, national and international organizations, Voices of Chage 2018 seeks to form partnerships to strengthen its vision and mission.EDUCATION:
Voices of Chage 2018 believes education for parents, guardians, school districts, the community, law enforcement, mental health and medical professionals is imperative to reduce the risk of abuse for individuals with disabilities.EMPOWERMENT:
Voices of Chage 2018 position is that through appropriate education, individuals with disabilities will develop self-awareness of their bodies and be able to identify unsafe situations and how to tell people in their "Caring Friends
" circle if they feel unsafe or if they have been abused.JUSTICE:
Voices of Chage 2018 feels the path to justice, in whatever form, should be equal and accessible to all.RESPECT:
Voices of Chage 2018 philosophy is that everyone should be treated with dignity, equality, and respect. Everyone’s voice has a right to be heard.RESOURCES:
Voices of Chage 2018 believes families, caregivers and professionals should have access to resources to provide preventative measures to reduce the risk of abuse. Voices of Change 2018 also believes in having immediate access to resources for individuals with disabilities and their families, in the event the individual has been abused.