Local Nonprofit, Adler’s Voice Receives $5,000 Grant from the Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund

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Local Nonprofit, Adler’s Voice recently received a grant from the Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund to bring their abuse prevention and awareness campaign to Marion County, Oregon. Executive Director Stephanie Utzman attended the reception at the Chinook Winds Casino in Lincoln City on May 3, 2019 where sixty-three grants were award- ed. Adler’s Voice received $5,000 to sponsor training programs that help parents, caregivers and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) on how to recognize the signs of abuse and how, to whom to report suspicions of abuse, to provide symbol-based communication boards to law enforcement and prosecutors, and to bring sexual health trainings to individuals with IDD on how to develop healthy relationships and boundaries.

The Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund distributed $282,706.89 to 63 organizations on May 3, 2019 as it continued its quarterly donations to nonprofit groups. The Siletz Tribe has made contributions through employment, monetary donations and cooperative measures to the Siletz community, Lincoln County and the state of Oregon. The seven-member charitable fund advisory board has distributed more than $12.8 million since its inception in 2001.

Adler’s Voice is an Oregon nonprofit organization that provides support to all individuals who experience a complex communication disorder and their families, care providers and educators, as well as professionals in the field of speech-language pathology and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). Through our three key services — Training, AAC Grants and Advocacy — we strive to provide all individuals in Oregon with access to communication, the opportunity to communicate, and the freedom to communicate.

We believe every human being has the right to communicate, regardless of method or modality and that communication challenges should not be a barrier to safety and protection.

We believe every human being deserves to live a life free of abuse and exploitation.

We believe every human being has the right to have their voice heard, to have their reports of abuse investigated, to access the criminal justice system, and to receive the treatment necessary to recover from the trauma of abuse.

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