Our Advocacy Services offer people the opportunity to be more informed about available services, connect to appropriate resources, and express opinions and recommendations about their current services. Finding your voice is both a right and empowering. How we help people speak out:
- Through surveys, focus groups and interviews
- Provide information on rights and responsibilities
- Plan for meetings with professionals
- Learn to tell their story of success
Our Mentoring Services connect people to a mentor or peer support person who helps with identifying a vision of their future, while developing the strategies and relationships needed to achieve goals, overcome obstacles and live out their dreams. We connect:
- Families to families
- Youth to youth
- People in recovery to people in recovery
- Veterans to veterans
- Volunteers to a Compeer match
Who We Are
Voice and Vision employees are smart, innovative, kind, resilient, respectful, and welcoming people who also happen to have personal experience with mental illness, disabilities, and addictions. Through our strengths, creativity, and unique experiences, we lead the way in designing services that promote hope, incredible resiliency, and dreams of a bright future.
Voice and Vision, Inc. challenges the human service system and the broader community to value the gifts and strengths of all people and to see and hear that labels of mental illness, addictions and disabilities need not stop people from living out their dreams.
Voice and Vision cultivates the inherent strength in the human spirit.
Voice and Vision believes in the limitless possibilities within each person.
In 1997, Voice and Vision, Inc. became a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization under the name of BC-CST, Inc. The organization's work began by conducting surveys with adults to see if they were satisfied with their mental health services. Throughout the following decade, the agency expanded its scope to also interview children, teens, young adults and family members impacted by mental illness, developmental disabilities, co-occuring disorders and addictions. Additionally, the focus expanded from only looking at satisfaction with services to also addressing resiliency and recovery outcomes, accessing services, and looking at overall quality of life. This "systems advocacy" process promotes change through taking the information we gather via the interviews and focus groups to insurance companies, County Officials, and others with influence in Bucks and Chester Counties who then incorporate our reports in their review process to ensure and/or improve the quality of services.
As the trend in services and supports became more recovery focused, mentoring and peer support services began to be highlighted and sought after. Our mentoring expertise was developed from the onset of the organization because the employees and volunteers are people who have personal experience with mental illness, developmental disabilities and/or addictions. In 2007, based on the organization’s history, growth, success and the need for continued expansion, we changed our name to Voice & Vision, Inc., which reflected our new corporate identity, mission, and expansion into offering mentoring services.
Today, Voice and Vision conducts surveys in Bucks and Chester Counties and offers peer mentoring and support services in both Bucks and Delaware Counties. Please see our Services and Mentoring links of the website for more information about our work. Thank you.
Additional information about our history can be found on the Successes Page Link.
If you need help in any of these areas, contact us. We can help you find the help you need.