Family Voices Of Tennessee Launches Southeast TN; Hub At Siskin Children’s Institute

Monday, February 4, 2019

Siskin Children’s Institute is partnering with Family Voices of Tennessee and the Tennessee Disability Coalition to establish the Helen Siskin Pregulman Family Voices of
Tennessee, Southeast Tennessee Partnership. This collaboration creates a local hub for families in the Chattanooga region in search of resources, support and guidance as they care for children with special healthcare needs, chronic illnesses and disabilities. The new partnerships provides local access to emotional and educational support, connections to other families, parent mentors, tools for navigating healthcare systems and insurance and more.

“Partnering with Siskin Children’s Institute to expand our reach is a wonderful opportunity to provide
more access to the information, tools and resources available,” says Kara Adams, director of Family
Voices of Tennessee. “We are thrilled to be able to reach more families in Tennessee.”

"The local office will be led by long-time advocate for families with special needs, Lisa Spurlock," officials said.  "Lisa has worked with countless families in the region during her career as a physical therapy assistant, both in a home and childcare settings, including the Siskin Early Learning Center. Her drive to help others is evident in the passion she has for working with children with special needs, helping them to meet goals and milestones and supporting their families. Lisa will now also serve as the local Family Voices of TN Southeast Partnership coordinator for the Chattanooga region."

Siskin Children’s Institute will be holding two upcoming information sessions for families and service
providers to learn more about the Family Voices of Tennessee program, recruit parents to serve as
mentors and hear about plans for 2019.

Information sessions will be held on Feb. 28 for both parents and organizations serving those with
special needs. These are free, but registration is requested. Those interested in participating can visit
siskin.org/familyvoices to learn more.

The Helen Siskin Pregulman Family Voices of Tennessee, Southeast Partnership was made possible by the Pregulman Family, Unum and the SunTrust Foundation.


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