I am the survivor of domestic, emotional, financial, mental, psychological, and verbal abuse, from my first marriage. It didn’t start off as visible. It worsened over time. I denied it, as many women do. Because of the extent of that abuse, I have suffered greatly with low self-esteem, self-worth, and self-confidence. This amounted to an overall feeling of ‘I am not good enough.’ Over the years, along with living in constant fear, I have also dealt with depression, anxiety and loneliness. Unfortunately, there are many women (and men) who are in similar situations.  Living in constant fear, not knowing what to do or where to turn.

Domestic violence, abuse (in any form), depression/poor mental health - There are so many vital subjects we need to discuss openly as a society to begin to reduce systemic issues. All it takes is one voice to start making the movement. I found my voice and while it was too late on my own journey and I had so much to repair, personally....I hope my journey will be able to inspire and empower others not to give up and to stand up to their perpetrators and take their power back. NO ONE deserves to be abused in any form, controlled, degraded, disrespected, made to feel so worthless and inadequate.

I am not ashamed of my past. I would never want to relive it, however, all these adversities have allowed me to grow and become the woman I am today. This has not been an easy road. I have chosen to use all the negative experiences I have encountered in life, and all the adversity I have overcome, to help empower others.

What follows me is sharing my journey, life experiences, and my personal comeback. I hope my story, strength, bravery, persistence, courage, and determination will inspire someone else to keep going and never give up. I am sharing my story for support, not sympathy.

"It's easy to judge others. But, unless we've walked in someone else's shoes, it's impossible to know what someone else is going through. Always be kind. Life experiences change people. We all handle things in different ways. Take time to get to know someone, give them a chance. Include them, without judgement. Do not listen to the opinion of others. The way we treat someone not only says a lot about our own integrity but could also make the difference in someone else's life." ~ Nicole Moehring

Nicole Moehring

Author, Finding Myself, Overcoming Abuse, Heartbreak and Loss Then Finding True Love
Founder and Executive Director, Voices of Change 2018
Author • Survivor • Award Winning Advocate & Speaker


Nicole Moehring is the mother of 2 children, a wife, and an advocate for children with disabilities and domestic abuse awareness. She is the Founder of Voices of Change 2018 and the first time author of Finding Myself, Overcoming Abuse, Heartbreak and Loss Then, Finding True Love. She currently serves on the Ohio Attorney General Committee for Crime Victims with Disabilities, is an Advisory Board Member for Natalie's Voice and a DS-Ambassador for the National Down Syndrome Society. (DS-Ambassadors are volunteer advocates of all abilities committed to taking part in the democratic process and serving as liaisons between NDSS and their congressional delegations. The overarching goal of the program is to build long-lasting relationships with your elected officials at the federal, state and local level of government to continually raise awareness, educate and advocate for public policy solutions that benefit the Down syndrome community.) . 
Nicole is currently writing her second book, Finding My Voice. 

In 2021, Nicole received the Crucial Point Award. This is an annual award given to people and organizations that delve beyond the surface of sex crimes to focus on overlooked niches of survivorship. They then bring these specific topics to mainstream platforms to increase public awareness and effectively drive social change. Winners of this award demonstrate a clear understanding of the specific needs of the sexual assault and abuse survivorship community and help implement real solutions.

Finding Myself Overcoming Abuse, Heartbreak and Loss Then, Finding True Love

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About the Book

Are you in an abusive relationship? Suffered from low self-esteem, self-worth, self-confidence, feeling lost, alone or depressed? Are you in in a relationship/marriage and extremely unhappy but feel there is no way out? Have you suffered from loss or heartbreak in your life? Then this book is for you.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B091QFPNZ5/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=nicole+moehring&qid=1617645647&sr=8-1

About Nicole Moehring

I am a Mom • Wife • First-Time Author • Survivor • Award Winning Advocate & Speaker

I am the founder of a nonprofit organization, Voices of Change 2018 (VOC18), an advocate and public speaker

I chose to share my personal story of the years of abuse, survival, and the difficult road to recovery, because these are systemic issues which affect society. 

I hope my story, strength, bravery, persistence, courage, and determination will inspire someone else to keep going and never give up.

My first book, Finding Myself, Overcoming Abuse, Heartbreak and Loss Then, Finding True Love is available in paperback and eBook on Amazon.com.

Part of the proceeds will be donated to my Nonprofit Organization, Voices of Change 2018. To learn more about Voices of Change 2018, please visit, www.voicesofchange2018.org

*** This information is from the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV).

According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV),
in the United States, more than 10 million adults experience domestic violence annually.

Domestic violence unfortunately is a pattern and many individuals, women and men, experience abuse more than one time. By reporting the abuse, finding support, psychological services and available resources, we can begin to end the stigma associated with domestic violence, sexual abuse and mental health issues. There is nothing to be ashamed of. You are not alone. Please reach out for help. Help is available.


National domestic violence Statistics
National domestic violence hotline
If you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship, please report it. Help is available. 

National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

To schedule an interview, media coverage or speaking engagement, please email: media@nicolemoehring.org

1/1/2022
Exceptional Needs Today - I am honored to be writing a column for Exceptional Needs Today online publication. This is an incredible opportunity to educate the public and create more awareness to reduce the risk of abuse for children with disabilities.
January 2022 is my first publication for the magazine. 
https://drive.google.com/file/d/18uEezOwWei44USFc5bo3-S42_7-EBnRH/view?usp=sharing


11/9/2021        
Visible Kindness Podcast - PART 2 of 2, WITH Nicole Moehring. My guest, Nicole Moehring has 2 children that were BOTH sexually abused.  Her son has autism and her story of seeking justice through her nonprofit, www.voicesofchange2018.com demands attention from each one of us.  This is part 2 of 2 episodes.
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/seeking-justice-against-all-odds-with-nicole-moehring/id1519336061?i=1000541174042

11/1/2021      
The Hinckley Record - Nicole Moehring, Founder of Voices of Change 2018, was interviewed by the Hinckley Record. The article is on page 20.  http://www.scriptype.com/.../november-2021-hinckley-record

10/29/2021     
Visible Kindness Podcast - Part 1 of 2, Nicole Moehring is the Founder of Voices of Change 2018 (VOC), a nonprofit whose mission is to reduce the risk of sexual abuse for children with disabilities. Nicole has a daughter and an autistic son who are victims of sexual abuse and assault. In her pursuit of justice, she was shocked to see the difference in how the justice system believed her daughter and was treated so well, yet her son was not. She felt like her son didn’t matter. Her experience inspired her to create Voices of Change to educate families and the public to prevent others from experiencing her unimaginable nightmare. Today, she serves on the Ohio Attorney General Committee for Crime Victims with Disabilities. She works with legislators to change and pass laws to enforce more robust policies and create best practices for reporting child abuse and processing cases. And just last year, she received the annual ‘Crucial Point Award’ presented to people and organizations that delve beyond the surface of sex crimes to focus on overlooked niches of survivorship.
Nicole is a first-time author of
- “Finding Myself – Overcoming abuse, heartbreak, and loss, then finding true love.”
- And she is currently writing her second book, “Finding My Voice.”
Nicole resides in Hinckley, OH, with her husband, Chris, and her two children.
https://podcasts.apple.com/.../the-visible.../id1519336061

10/25/2021   
Divorce Talk with Twyla Radio Show – This episode of Divorce Talk with Twyla is a story of perseverance and how Author Nicole Moehring fought to get justice for her children that were sexually abused.
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/finding-my-voice/id1509089054?i=1000539713255

10/1/2021     
Autism Advocate Parenting Magazine "Sexual Abuse of Children with Autism, A Mother's Story." Our Founder, Nicole Moehring was interviewed by Autism Advocating Parenting Magazine. https://bit.ly/3F793YV

9/30/2021
Adversity Bites Podcast Aric. Morrison speaks with Voices of Change 2018 Founder Nicole Moehring. She shares the journey of a family discovering the true horror associated with sexual abuse in children, and how the legal system failed her. If you look up                     the word survivor in the dictionary, figuratively there is a picture right there! https://open.spotify.com/episode/1TGS49dhkJ9TAK7QhBL9Cf?si=fdd0d19ce14540a5

9/9/2021   
Slam the Gavel Nicole Moehring, Author And Founder Of Voices Of Change 2018 And Her Mission To Reduce Risk Of Sexual Abuse For Children With Disabilities https://www.buzzsprout.com/1364944/9169938

9/5/2021    
Talk Downs Syndrome Podcast On today's TALK episode we have founder of Voices of Change, Nicole Moehring. Voices of Change is a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the risk of sexual abuse of children with special needs through advocacy, preventative education, support, guidance, and resources. https://open.spotify.com/episode/0jXFf48T9jpQk7jSq0QtWk?si=sluhyauISoejspgSFZOfjQ&dl_branch=1

This episode has a trigger warning to our listeners as we discuss heavy topics of sexual abuse among our disabled community. Nicole not only shares her personal experiences as mother of two children of special needs who are victims of sexual abuse, but also as an advocate for herself. Grab a tissue box or a sledge hammer, because this one got me ready to fight along side Nicole to protect our babies. https://open.spotify.com/episode/0jXFf48T9jpQk7jSq0QtWk?si=sluhyauISoejspgSFZOfjQ&dl_branch=1

8/17/2021  
Never Give Up Talk Radio 
https://www.blogtalkradio.com/friendstalk/2021/08/17/finding-myself-overcoming-abuseheartbreak-and-loss

8/11/2021 
ComebaCK Interview #148 with Nicole Moehring - Voices of Change 2018 https://open.spotify.com/episode/3nQBjH6ZfvLn4gpIpnsJ2w

8/9/2021   
Communication Cards for Children with Disabilities In partnership with The Mama Bear Effect, we have curated over 50 Communication Cards to help introduce the concepts of private parts and body safety! We are SO excited to make these available for FREE to support the empowerment of children who are at such a high risk to experience sexual abuse. These cards are free to download and use on smart devices, free to print and laminate, or use in presentations. We do NOT permit altering, republishing on other sites, or using these images in commercial products. Available through www.voicesofchange2018.org and https://themamabeareffect.org/rock-the-talk/rock-the-talk-children-with-special-needs/www.mamabeareffect.ecwid.com

7/25/2021 
Episode 61 Dr.305s Show “Lets Talk Health.” My Special Guest is Nicole Moehring; Professional Founder of the Non Profit   Organization Voices of Change, Author of “Finding Myself,” Advocate, Survivor, and Speaker for those with disabilities from sexual abuse https://www.instagram.com/tv/CRwTj1GlvT7/

6/16/2021 
Nicole Moehring, Founder of Voices of Change 2018 and Kathy Butler, Founder of Comfort in The Storm. "We are just two moms doing the MOST – Moms of Survivors Talk"

4/28/2021 
2021 Crucial Point Award Recipients  THE U.P. Crucial Point Award is an annual award given to people and organizations that delve beyond the surface of sex crimes to focus on overlooked niches of survivorship. They then bring these specific topics to mainstream platforms to increase public awareness and effectively drive social change. Winners of this award demonstrate a clear understanding of the specific needs of the sexual assault and abuse survivorship community and help implement real solutions.
https://getontheup.com/blog/2021-recipient-nicole-moehring?ss_source=sscampaigns&ss_campaign_id=60a57bd533d09d5f8906f4a4&ss_email_id=60a57c45abed2322eb0cdd5f&ss_campaign_name=GOTU+Blog+-+Issue+1+%2F+Volume+7&ss_campaign_sent_date=2021-05-19T21%3A00%3A12Z

4/21/2021  
Start a Conversation with Kristine Irwin, Founder of Voices of Hope 2015 - Nicole Moehring and Kristine Irwin had the opportunity to discuss Voices of Change 2018 and Nicole's new book release, Finding Myself. https://www.facebook.com/voicesofhope2015/videos/1377921075907394

4/20/2021 
Mother turns to advocacy after both children are sexually abused: "Unbelievable nightmare that I’ll never wake up from"
https://spectrumnews1.com/oh/columbus/news/2021/04/19/mother-turns-to-advocacy-after-both-children-are-sexually-abused---unbelievable-nightmare-that-i-ll-never-wake-up-from-?fbclid=IwAR3sK3dgZSaYSAomISEjifvUWOYxGIfSDVB9yFJJdqXT2C9uLoZJOuJQirY

4/18/2021 
The Landscape, Naveh Elder, Nicole Moehring, Voices of Change 2018
April is Child Abuse Awareness Month and Child Sexual Abuse Awareness Month. @nicole_moehring_voc founded @voicesofchange2018 to share their person story and build access to safety, healing and justice for sexually abused children with disabilities through advocacy, education and collaboration. It’s a topic that isn’t talked about enough, so make sure to listen to this amazing advocate and leader in the latest episode.
https://www.buzzsprout.com/902338/8356757

4/16/2021 
Mama Bear Effect - Nicole Moehring and Adrianne Simone, Founder of The Mama Bear Effect  - Talked about the importance of education of prevention to reduce the risk of sexual abuse.
https://www.instagram.com/stories/highlights/17983547590360761/?hl=en

4/13/2021 
Child Abuse Prevention Month Speaker Series, Hosted by Comfort in the Storm Guest on Instagram Live Stream
https://www.instagram.com/p/CNtfno_gpzS/

4/10/2021 
Coffee with Cocoa Guest on Facebook Live
https://www.facebook.com/VoicesOfCoffeeAndCocoa/videos/2765209572733601

4/5/2021
  
Self-Published Author, “Finding Myself: Overcoming Abuse, Heartbreak and Loss Then, Finding True Love” 2021, copyrighted. Available on Amazon.com and www.nicolemoehring.org

2/14/2021 
Child Welfare Professionals. Guest on Instagram Live Stream
https://www.instagram.com/tv/CLS0MONjdib/?utm_source=ig_web_

1/18/2021
 
National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Special guest on this episode
https://www.blogtalkradio.com/naasca/2021/01/19/stop-child-abuse-now-scan--2576

12/3/2020 
Speaker at The Ohio Association of County Boards (OACB) Convention. LIVING THROUGH ABUSE FROM A PARENT'S PERSPECTIVE This session will review the journey that a parent experienced when her son with a disability was abused. The presenter will share the challenges and obstacles she faced in getting justice for her child and how those barriers led her to start a non-profit organization, Voices of Change, that is dedicated to giving a voice to families and people with disabilities. Presenter: Nicole Moehring, Founder, Voices of Change 2018.

11/25/2020 
Guest Panelist, We are HER, Trauma Recovery Panel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrsmFHDXaCA&feature=youtu.be

10/21/2020 
Speaker at The Ohio Attorney General Annual Conference/Ohio Systems Collaborating to Protect Victims with Developmental Disabilities. Ohio Attorney General Annual Conference/Ohio Systems Collaborating to Protect Victims with Developmental Disabilities

9/16/2020
 
Guest on We are HER, Podcast
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/s2e10-meet-nicole-with-voices-of-change-she-hers/id1464575915?i=1000491428768

5/5/2020 

Guest on Unveil your Voice, Podcast
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-5gwcj-daf82c?utm_campaign=u_share_ep&utm_medium=dlink&utm_source=u_share

3/20/2020 
Guest on Heal with Kevin McNeil, Podcast
https://soundcloud.com/user-348217751/heal-with-kevin-nicole

2/25/2020 
News 5 Cleveland. Failure to Protect, Justice for our Most Vulnerable. Interviewed by Sarah Buduson. https://www.news5cleveland.com/news/local-news/investigations/people-with-developmental-disabilities-are-more-likely-to-be-crime-victims-but-less-likely-to-receive-justice

2/5/2020 
Guest speaker at The Brunswick Fraternal Order of Eagles. The Brunswick Eagles, Women’s Meeting.

1/20/2020 
National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Special guest on this episode. https://www.blogtalkradio.com/naasca/2020/01/21/stop-child-abuse-now-scan--2316

10/5/2018 

I was asked to write an article for The Children’s Center of Medina County, from a parent of a child with a disability, their perspective of when a child discloses, they have been abused. When A Child Tells You, They Have Been Abused.
Highlights of Nicole's Community OutreachHighlights of Nicole's Community Outreach

To schedule an interview, media coverage or speaking engagement, please email: media@nicolemoehring.org

Along with Media Coverage, Press Releases and Publications, Nicole is available to speak at the following events:

 
  • Abuse Prevention:
    • Child Abuse
    • Domestic Abuse
    • Sexual Abuse
  • Adult Advocacy Centers
  • Annual or bi-annual Events
    • Fundraisers
    • Galas 
    • Gatherings
  • Assemblies 
  • Associations
  • Banquets 
  • Businesses, Corporations, and Nonprofit Organizations 
    • Marketing events
    • Meetings 
    • Quarterly events
    • Team building events
    • Training events
    • Sales events 
    • Seminars
  • Chamber of Commerce Meetings
  • Charity Functions
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Conferences 
  • Child Advocacy Centers 
  • Court Appointed Special Advocate Events
  • Doctors
    • Conferences
    • Medical Conferences 
    • Psychologists
    • Psychiatrists
    • Symposiums
  • Government 
  • Law Enforcement 
  • Leadership Events
    • Conferences
    • Symposiums
  • Virtual meetings
  • Webinars
  • Workshops

To schedule an interview, media coverage or speaking engagement, please email: media@nicolemoehring.org

Advisory Board
2021 - Present
Natalie's Project

Advisory Board
2019 - Present
Ohio Attorney General Committee for Crime Victims with Disabilities

Board of Directors
2018-2019
The Children's Center of Medina County

Founder & Executive Director
2018 - Present
Voices of Change 2018

Board of Trustees
2007-2012
Fragile X Alliance of Ohio
Community representation
  • 1294 Ridge Road #50 Hinckley, OH 44233