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Family Resources

Get connected to other families, join a support group, get help
navigating a complex healthcare system, and more.

Family Voices

Find the peer support and community resources you need through the Helen Siskin Pregulman Family Voices of Tennessee, Southeast Partnership.

Siskin Children’s Institute is proud to partner with Family Voices of Tennessee and the Tennessee Disability Coalition to serve as the 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, or disabilities. Special thanks to the generosity of the Pregulman family, Unum, and the SunTrust Foundation for making this partnership possible.

Who We Are

We are families supporting families.

Our staff and volunteers all have personal experience caring for an individual with a special healthcare need, chronic illness, or disability. This personal experience helps us connect, train, and lead alongside the families we serve.

We Connect families with each other.

We Train families to become advocates and leaders.

We Lead alongside families to ensure their voices are included, heard, and honored

Watch our Q&A Video with Lisa Spurlock, Family Voices of TN Local Coordinator.

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What We Do


Parent to Parent

Experienced, trained family members who provide one-on-one support to other families including peer support and assistance in navigating health care systems. Parent training is also available.


(Parents, Empowerment, Access, Resources, Support)

Support for families with children who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have hearing issues.

Family-to-Family Health Information Center

Help Navigating the healthcare system, including Medicaid & TennCare, SSI for children, Children’s Special Services, early intervention (TEIS), and more.

Parents Reaching Out
– Coming Soon!

Support for families of children in the NICU providing local connections and resources.

Voices for Choices

Leadership training for families who want their voices to be heard in decisions that affect their child’s care.

– Coming Soon!

Youth building a more inclusive world through leadership training and youth-to-youth mentorship.

Who We Serve


If you or someone you know has a child with a special healthcare need, chronic illness, or disability, we are here to help. Across the state of Tennessee, we provide moms, dads, grandparents, siblings, or any other family member resources to help the navigate health care needs.

Have a question? Contact us today.