Voices of HOPE

The Voices of HOPE

Our Self-Advocacy Group meets every 4 to 6 weeks. Peer leaders, their supports, and recently elected group officials meet twice a month to plan the meeting agenda.

We have had many successful Voices of HOPE meetings that include topics/lessons like:

  • Knowing your rights and responsibilities
  • How to deal with Bullying
  • Right way/wrong way to handle difficult situations
  • Personal Strengths and Weaknesses
  • Creating bucket lists and Dream catchers

Future goals for the Voices of HOPE group include fundraising to help support the group financially, engage in public speaking and completing a full Project STIR training for those interested.

Project STIR is a training program created by the OSDA to create change that empowers people with disabilities and their families to direct their lives. We are proud to have five graduates from the Project STIR training.

The Voices of HOPE Self-Advocacy Group is led by our Project STIR Graduates and elected group officers.

Our current officers are:

Gary Cody – President
Shannon Allen – Vice President
Jessica Clapp – Secretary
LaNae Thompson – Treasurer
Jenny Hartford – Planning Committee Secretary

Interested in being a group officer?

We will begin the campaign process in September 2016 for the November 2016 election of new officers.

Voices of HOPE Officers

Helpful Resources



Steps Towards Independence and Responsibility


Where Childhood Meets Adulthood