KIPP Academy Lynn’s Youth Philanthropy Project recently selected DEAF, Inc. for a grant in support of our Deaf Health services, part of our Independent Living program. The award was made possible by the Highland Street Foundation’s Youth Philanthropy Initiative. The students at KIPP Academy Lynn learned about and researched nonprofits that interested them, invited and reviewed proposal submissions, and ultimately selected DEAF, Inc. as one of two award recipients. We are grateful to the Youth Philanthropists at KIPP Academy and to the Highland Street Foundation for their support! In the photo below, KIPP Academy students stand with Diana Goldfarb, DEAF, Inc.’s Development Director, as she holds the award check.
We want to thank Sanofi Genzyme and the United Way of Greater Attleboro & Taunton for their recent awards to DEAF, Inc.’s Deaf and Hard of Hearing Independent Living Services Program for Deaf Health and basic services for Deaf, DeafBlind, Hard of Hearing, and Late-Deafened individuals and families, including homelessness prevention and securing accessible housing and healthcare. We are grateful to both partners for their continued support.
We begin the New Year with thanks to our individual, foundation, and other funders for their support of critical services for Deaf, DeafBlind, Hard of Hearing, and Late-Deafened people across eastern MA. We are grateful to the Boston Area Agency on Aging, the Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development’s (OWD) Community Block Development Grant, United Way of Greater Attleboro/Taunton, Sanofi Genzyme, Liberty Mutual Foundation, the Bushrod H. Campbell and Adah F. Hall Charity Fund, and the Boston Evening Clinic Foundation. The generous support of these funders enable us to help prevent homelessness, assist people seeking housing, increase skills for financial independence, improve health literacy and self-management of health, and more. We also thank the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) for supporting our free beginner American Sign Language (ASL) classes for Allston-Brighton residents and employees. We are proud to partner with these wonderful organizations to build bridges across communities and increase access and awareness.
Since 1992, DEAF, Inc. has been providing the only peer-led, Deaf-accessible health access and health education services in MA through our Deaf Health (formerly “Project HOPE”) program. Now, our Deaf and Hard of Hearing Independent Living (DHILS) program has expanded to include health and wellness support. Deaf Health will close effective December 31st and beginning January 1st, 2018, you can get health-related support, information, and advocacy services through our DHILS program. For more information about Independent Living services, click here.