Hands & Voices Chapters

Minnesota Hands & Voices is a chapter of Hands & Voices, a non-profit, parent-driven organization in the United States and Canada dedicated to supporting families of children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Chapters are independently operated but are part of an international organization that provides training, guidance, and the support of a vast network of families and industry experts.

Being a part of a large network of parents from across the United States and beyond provides our families with links to other families who may be in a unique situation like their own. Minnesota Hands & Voices staff benefit from on-going support, training, and attendance at leadership conferences. Hands & Voices Headquarters has a tremendous amount of information and resources available on their website.

Contact information for chapters bordering the Minnesota Hands & Voices chapter can be found below, or visit the Hands & Voices website for all chapters.

Hands & Voices
Director/Business Office
P.O. Box 3093
Boulder, CO 80307

Phone: 303.492.6283
Toll-free: 866.422.0422
Email: Parentadvocate@handsandvoices.org
Website: www.handsandvoices.org

Bordering Hands & Voices Chapters:

Wisconsin Hands & Voices
PO Box 9644
Green Bay WI 54308

Laurie Nelson
President/GBYS Coordinator (Parent)
Email Laurie

Connie Stevens
GBYS FT Coordinator-pre dx (Professional)
Email Connie

Michelle Kihntopf
Vice President (Parent)
Email Michelle

Elizabeth Seeliger
H&V HQ BOD member (Professional)
Email Elizabeth

Iowa Hands & Voices
PO Box 65071
West Des Moines, Iowa 50265

Susan Hagarty
President/GBYS Program Coordinator (Parent)
Email Susan

North Dakota Hands & Voices
P.O. Box 5734
Fargo, ND 58105

Stephannie N. Stiel
Co-President (Parent)
Email Stephannie

Kim Wood
Co-President (Parent)
Email Kim


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