The Deaf-Hearing Communication Centre wants to hear the opinions, ideas and suggestions of Deaf Communities!

Maybe you know some organizations in the Philadelphia region that help people who are sick, or who are living in domestic violence situations, or who are growing old and need some assistance at home, or who are immigrants looking to settle in Pennsylvania, or who need job training.

SAFETY NET SERVICES

Maybe you know some organizations in the Philadelphia region that help people who are sick, or who are living in domestic violence situations, or who are growing old and need some assistance at home, or who are immigrants looking to settle in Pennsylvania, or who need job training.

Help with Domestic Violence:

 

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Help with Food & Food Banks:

DHCC noticed that many Deaf and hard of hearing people do not get help from organizations that offer safety net services. 

  • Some Deaf and hard of hearing people suffer when they do not have to.  Help is available but they do not get help. Why not? 
  • Maybe Deaf and hard of hearing people face problems getting services?  
  • How can Deaf and hard of hearing people get the services they need? 
  • When Deaf and hard of hearing people do get safety net services, do the organizations know how to include Deaf people so the services are good quality? 

DHCC wants to hear from you, and others in Deaf communities, about your experiences in getting (accessing) safety net services. 

We want to hear your ideas about how to improve access to these services.  We want to learn how to improve safety net services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing people.  We want you to tell us what is important for organizations to know.

There will be several different discussion groups of Deaf and Hard of Hearing people discussing about these topics and we hope you will join one of the groups.  Each group will have between 6 – 8 people and will talk for about two hours with some breaks.  There will be ASL interprets. You will be given a thank you gift of $100 for your time. 

The information learned in the discussion groups will make it easier and better for Deaf and hard of hearing people to get help.  The information will also improve the services people receive.  

We hope you decide to discuss your ideas and opinions with us.  Please go to this link if you are interested to join us.  We will pick 50 Deaf and hard of hearing people to join us.  We want the groups to be diverse (men, women, all ages, all ethnicities, etc.).  We will contact you to let you know if you are needed.