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A Common Voice

Categories: Education

A Common Voice strengthens and transforms lives by celebrating, supporting, and increasing resiliency in parents and families.

Executive Director

Sherry Penn Lyons


10402 Kline Street SW
Lakewood, WA 98499
Phone: (253) 537-2145
Email: [email protected]

A Common Voice’s team is comprised of trained parents who have the “lived experience” of raising a child or youth with significant emotional or behavioral, and mental health care needs. Mental health symptoms can impact a child’s ability to learn and experience academic success. Oftentimes behaviors are misunderstood and a child may need special supports to help him or her be successful in the school setting. Trained parents working in the role of Parent Support Providers engage parents in navigating the complex system of Special Education, specific to a student with mental health care needs. Parent Support Providers inform, educate, and model effective parent-school relationships for the shared goal: a child’s best interests.


Annual Budget: $50,001 - $250,000

Number of Employees: 6-15

Accepts Volunteers: Yes

Service Area: Pierce County

People Served Annually: 500+