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A MESSAGE FROM OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

"Welcome to our brand new site! I am so glad that you are here. Take a look around to learn more about who we are as an organization that serves the Deaf and hard-of-hearing communities, as well as information about how you can get involved in any of our events and programs. We welcome you to come visit our agency! If you have any questions at all, I would love to connect with you." - Deb Atwood

OUR HISTORY

One late night in 1995, a Deaf community leader, Marty Jansen woke up in bed, clutching his chest. He was having a heart attack. His wife Dianne, who is severely hard of hearing, called 911 via a TTY (a telecommunications device for the deaf), but the 911 center kept hanging up on them. Finally, Dianne decided to call 911 and used her voice to repeatedly tell the operator their address......


ABOUT US

We would love for you to take a second and take a look into who we are. We feel that the better you get to know us the more comfortable you will feel while you visit. Give us a look see, and feel free to let us know if you have any questions. Thanks so much for visiting us today!


Hours of Operation

Monday through Friday: 9 AM to 4 PM



Who We Serve

The Deaf, hard-of-hearing and the hearing!



We have an awesome board and staff here. Get to know each individual better. 



If you have any questions feel free to drop a line to us!



Our Programs

We provide a wide range of services: interpreter referral services; Community Education for the general public; Hearing Assistive Technology and a Youth program for the Deaf and hard-of-hearing. 

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OUR MISSON

Our mission is to enrich the lives of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community by promoting equal communication, advocacy, social opportunities, community resources and education to all.

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NANCY GINGERY, Volunteer 

I thank DHHS for their advocacy, teaching me my rights, helping me to understand legal and business letters, providing interpreters and more. DHHS helps me stay independent and maintain my self esteem. I would be helpless without DHHS. Thank you!"


 EVENTS

03/18

LEGAL INTERPRETING WORKSHOP

Learn how to interpret a criminal trial!

04/01

DEAFBLIND 101

Learn how to interpret for the DeafBlind!

05/11

MAYFEST!

Our annual charity benefit!

08/19

SILENT CELEBRATION

Our annual summer picnic!