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Who We Are

Families and Vox

Strength. Together.

We understand that family not only plays an irreplaceable role in the lives of our residents and participants, but also in supporting and caring for one another.

That’s why, ever since the first handful of parents came together to establish Edwards Center in 1972, we’ve been working hand-in-hand with families. We strongly believe in supporting each other, learning from one another and growing together.

The Family Support Network (FSN) of Edwards Center has restructured this past year and is now operating at full strength with some 36 Vox members strong and even more on our FSN mailing list.

Who Are We?

We are the parents, siblings, guardians, friends and “family” of folks with intellectual/developmental disabilities who receive services from the Edwards Center. We meet regularly throughout the year to share our thoughts and ideas, offering advice and support to each other, and to Edwards Center management about the services it provides. Management in turn keeps us up-to-date with events, trends and happenings at the company and within our community.

Two representatives from FSN serve on the board of directors. Edwards Center is unique in allowing such a committee to have a direct impact on the planning and decisions it makes.

If you would like to volunteer to help or would like more information, please reach out to us either by email at or call the office at 503.466.2171. The various meetings throughout the year are now listed on the website.


Our mission is to advocate for excellence of services provided to Edwards Center families.

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