Signing Santa Was a Big Success!  

The kids were happy!  The parents were all smiles, and the room was full of energy and excitement as Santa visited this past Saturday.  From toddlers to teens they were all busy making crafts, watching the story of "Twas the Night Before Christmas", and waiting for their turn to visit with Santa.

We want to thank everyone who attended, donated, and volunteered to make this event one of the best yet!



Winter American Sign Language (ASL) Classes Now Open!

Want to learn a new  language?

Do you work for a business and want to speak with customers or co-workers who happen to be deaf?

Do you have a family member who is deaf and want to include them in discussions and conversations?


Our ASL classes are designed for people who want to learn to communicate with friends, family members, co-workers, or others whose primary language is american sign language, or those who want a hands-on experience learning a new language. Classes are 8 weeks and meet once a week in the evening

Each class is taught by a licensed, certified ASL Interpreter. the classes are interactive and give one on one immediate help and feedback so that you learn the correct positioning of your hands, and the facial inflections that go along with this language. YOu will also learn about Deaf culture and different social cues and nuances unique to the Deaf members of our community.

We keep the classes small so you can learn with peers 

 

 

 

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

 It's what we do......it's our mission 

 



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Quota INTERNATIONAL

The Quota Club of Grand Rapids is proud to announce it has earned its first

Direct Your Dollars award of $1000.00 from Spartan Nash. The club collected $150,00 in receipts from members, friends, and family , who shopped at Spartan Nash stores to make a difference "one receipt at a time.

The funds will be used to support Quota's Hear for Good program in collaboration with Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services.

For information on how you can participate, contact Kathy Freeman kmfreeman@gmail.com


During the month of August we had 25 volunteers give over 613.5 hours of service to forward our mission.  Over 450 of those hours were dedicated to Kids Kamp!  We are very grateful to every single volunteer, for without each one of you we could not continue to help enrich the lives of deaf and hard of hearing community members! 

Vol ~ un ~ teer

A person who freely offers to take part in a service or a task


Testamonials & Reviews

 

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 Gingery, Volunteer