Shared Voices was founded in 2018, with the mission of creating a dynamic, vibrant community space for people who stutter. The vision of Shared Voices is to empower people who stutter to speak confidently and authentically in their everyday lives, without fear of judgment, able to succeed in all areas of life free of barriers associated with speaking differently.
Shared Voices provides a home for people who stutter, and people impacted by stuttering, by creating a safe space and meaningful opportunities for connection. Shared Voices serves children, teens, adults, families, spouses, employers, and the greater Chicagoland community.
Less than 1% of the population stutters. It is an isolating experience. Feeling like you are unable to speak, unable to say your own name, can prevent a person from accessing one of the most important and basic human needs: personal connection.
At Shared Voices, our goal is to take what is often an isolating experience and turn that very seem experience into an opportunity for shared connection. Through our programs and events, we create opportunities for people who stutter to be in community with one another, providing hope and support by sharing stories of personal struggle, challenge, encouragement, and success.
*Given the growing concern about the coronavirus (COVID-19), and out of concern for the health and well-being of our SV community, we are suspending all in person Shared Voices and Connecting Voices events until further notice.
During these challenging times, we all need support from one another, so with that in mind, we have scheduled various virtual gatherings (see events tab for more details).
We look forward to connecting with you soon!
Stay safe and healthy.
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April 29, 2020 Stuttering in the Virtual Classroom
May 13, 2020 The Challenges of Virtual Socializing as a PWS
May 27, 2020 Stuttering in the Virtual Workplace
May 30, 2020 Connecting Voices May Event
August 23, 2020 Happy Camper Charity Bingo
Summer 2020 Baseball Outing
Summer 2020 Yoga in the Park
Summer 2020 Parent Chat Group
Summer 2020 School Initiative Kickoff