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          Kid Signs Summer Camp

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Save The Date!    Mayfest 2018   May 17th  Dominican Center at Marywood   6pm until 9pm

Registration is Open

8th Annual

Silent Weekend

Full Immersion Experience

Feb 16-18th 2018

CEU's  Available

Where: Camp Manitou-Lin 1095 Briggs Rd. North, Middleveille MI 49333

Cost:  For ASL/ITP Students $150 Before Jan. 26th, $170 after 

(includes all meals & lodging)

Cost: Interpreters/Graduates $205 before Jan 26th, $225 after

(Saturday Only:  $100, includes lunch & dinner)

For more information, please visit events page

To register and for questions, please email Jennifer Kolhoff, at:




Did you know.....

     Most deaf children are born to hearing parents

      Over 14% of the population lives with profound hearing loss

      Hearing aids are typically not covered by insurance including Medicare and Medicaid

    ​​​​​​​There are over 2200 people living with profound hearing loss in Kent County Michigan               

Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services

3680 44th SE

Suite 201

Kentwood MI 49515



Our Programs & Opportunities

KidSigns & TeenSigns  -- This premier program is for youth and families all over West Michigan tailored to deaf and hard of hearing children

Interpreter Services -- We provide all levels of certified interpreters for several counties in Michigan

Hearing Assistive Technology -- Many types of hearing assistive devices and help with low cost hearing aids are available at our main office 

Community Education -- Speakers and trainings  on deaf and hard of hearing awareness and issues are available for your business or group  

Advocacy -- This service is provided to help navigate and problem solve areas of concern for people experiencing deafness or hearing loss

Volunteering -- If you would like an opportunity to volunteer we have many ways in which you can make an impact

American Sign Language Classes -- Various levels of sign language classes are offered at different locations and times of year for your convenience and skill level

For more information on our programs and how you can get involved, please visit the Programs tab at the top of this page

Our Office Hours

Monday through Friday   9:00 am until 4 pm

Who We Serve

Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and the Hearing from age 3 years through adult

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.


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......


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!"




Learn how to interpret a criminal trial!



Learn how to interpret for the DeafBlind!



Our annual charity benefit!



Our annual summer picnic!