Child’s Voice Chicago
Child’s Voice is excited to expand its services in Roscoe Village, Chicago. With the addition of the Chicago site, more children with hearing loss are able to learn to listen and speak through the Early Intervention Program at Child’s Voice.
“It is critical for the families of Chicago to have access to the ‘high quality of care’ for children with hearing loss that is provided by Child’s Voice,” shared Dr. Michele Wilkins, Executive Director of Child’s Voice. “Through partnership with parents, our expert therapists and staff change lives one family at a time. Being more accessible to families in the City of Chicago is key.”
For over twenty years, Child’s Voice has been empowering children with hearing loss to succeed in their both their educational activities and in their communities. Families in Chicago have been offered services prior to the additional site, but attending the Toddler Group (children 18 months – 3 years old) had always been more challenging.
“We knew there were not resources available to our families that replicated the standard of services that Child’s Voice offers,” said Rollen Cooper, Director of Early Intervention. “By adding our Chicago site, we are able to offer the continuity of care that we provide to families across the suburbs. Our programs are meeting the needs of families that were underserved and we are seeing those children succeed because of it.”
In 2013, Child’s Voice increased services to families in Chicago through the addition of programming in the Roscoe Village neighborhood. The improved access for families in Chicago has allowed more children to benefit from these crucial services. Engagement from our families also led to the development and addition of a Baby Voices group serving babies from 6 – 18 months old, preparing them for transition into the Toddler Group and offering more education and support for parents and caregivers.
“The purchase of this location solidifies our commitment to the city of Chicago, to parents and children with hearing loss and their families,” Renee Jones, Child’s Voice Board Treasurer stated. “We believe in the strength of our programs and the impact they can have in each child’s life, which benefits the entire community. It’s about investing in our children, their families and the City of Chicago.”
For over 20 years, Child’s Voice has been changing lives of children with hearing loss and their families. Child’s Voice has grown from a school serving only six students, to a thriving comprehensive program providing services to over 250 children with hearing loss from birth through age eight. The mission of Child’s Voice is to empower children with hearing loss to be successful in all educational and social settings by optimizing their listening, speaking and academic skills. www.childsvoice.org.
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