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.