I just wanted to give you some feedback on last night. What a feat, huh? To manage to get ahold of the right people and pull this thing together in the short amount of time you had is totally amazing (in 4 days). Kudos to all of you, including Sandy (Faulkner).

I generally don’t get too excited about events that have a lot of “hoopla”, but last night was an exception. Regardless of where one may stand politically, it has to be one of my most favorite events of all time to interpret for! The energy and enthusiasm in the room was infectious.

The bottom line is, two individuals who initially thought they would be unable to attend an event were able to go and have equal access and participation! Thank you for giving me the opportunity! It’s just a reminder of how much I love my job and the satisfaction that it gives.

– An anonymous interpreter

DHHS brings so many programs to our community. The commitment of every person from staff to volunteers is unparalleled! It is an honor to be an interpreter for DHHS!

– Bobbi B., RID Interpreter


In my role as a Community Liaison, I have the privilege of working with many community agencies who share a common mission with Hospice of Michigan–“to serve those who seek out their services, regardless of circumstance”. Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, a non-profit organization serving the deaf and hard of hearing in our community, is one of those stellar agencies!

This past year, I had the opportunity to do a training on “end of life care” for their membership group–it was a wonderful learning experience for me, and raised my awareness tremendously to the needs of the deaf community, especially at end of life. Since then, I have had the good fortune to continue to collaborate with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services through community events aimed at raising awareness and advocating on the behalf of others.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services’ mission, 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, is a mission everyone can get behind and support! At Hospice of Michigan, we are proud to be a community partner!

 –   Margaret Howard

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.

– Nancy G., a Deaf consumer

The day I got my hearing aids, the first thing I did was to turn down the volume on my TV and car radio. I was very surprised at all I was missing. I love not having to ask people to repeat what they have said to me. … Thank you so very much for making this possible. God Bless!

– Judi O., a hard of hearing consumer

I’m happy with my hearing aids. I have enjoyed TV better, even though the TV is louder. But I work with it OK. I thank you and your staff for making this possible for me. Thanks.

– William H., a hard of hearing consumer

“My life has changed so much for the better. The staff hooked me up with resources which I never knew existed and made it possible for me to afford hearing aids. I no longer have to read captions on my television. I can actually carry on conversations in groups. The audiologist who was recommended to me was very caring and helpful with things like how to clean my hearing aid. I’m so thankful for this service.”

-Terri Ambrose, a hard of hearing consumer