DEAF, Inc. is thankful for ongoing support from the Boston Evening Clinic Foundation. Through their recent grant, Project HOPE can continue to address health disparities through access to health information and healthcare for Deaf, DeafBlind, Hard of Hearing, and Late-Deafened persons and their families. Funding will support peer-based education, support, and advocacy for increasing health literacy, self-management of health, and healthcare navigation. We appreciate our continued relationship with the Boston Evening Clinic Foundation and our shared mission of making healthcare accessible to all.
We want to thank the following funders for their support, which helps us continue offering much-needed services that enable Deaf, DeafBlind, Hard of Hearing, and Late-Deafened people to reach their goals.
For our Deaf and Hard of Hearing Independent Living Services Program, we thank the United Way of Greater Attleboro and Taunton, the Boston Office of Jobs and Community Services (Boston CDBG), the Boston Area Agency on Aging, and Liberty Mutual Foundation for a two-year grant for basic services for Deaf, DeafBlind, Hard of Hearing and Late-Deafened individuals and families who are or are at risk of being homeless.
For our health access services, Project HOPE, we are grateful for the ongoing support of the The Boston Foundation, Clipper Ship Foundation, Sanofi Genzyme, United Way of Greater Attleboro and Taunton, and the Vela Foundation. We thank People’s United Community Foundation of Eastern Massachusetts for their support and look forward to building a long relationship with them.
Join us for a Community Forum on Health Access Issues for Deaf, DeafBlind, Hard of Hearing, and Late-Deafened People
Presented in ASL. CDIs, voice interpretation and CART provided.
Sunday, June 26, 2016, 2pm – 5pm
DEAF, Inc., 215 Brighton Ave, Allston, MA 02134
Gift cards will be given to the first 25 people who register!
Please register and request accommodations as soon as possible by contacting Jill Hatcher. Include your name, contact info, and any accommodations/dietary requests.
A community forum is a chance for people to share their views on an important issue. The goal of this event is to give the Deaf community a chance to discuss needs and priorities related to their health and disability.
Information from this session will be used by the MA Department of Public Health to develop a Health Needs Assessment Report.
Topics to consider: issues that affect your experience in healthcare; barriers that prevent meeting health needs; health insurance; transportation; finding doctors that meet your needs; and more.This event is a partnership between the MA Department of Public Health, Lurie Institute for Disability Policy, and DEAF, Inc.
Join DEAF, Inc. at the Deaf Grassroots Movement (DGM) Rally!
Wednesday May 4, 2016
9am – 4pm
Rain or Shine
DGM t-shirts for the Massachusetts DGM delegation is available now at www.route66promo.com! T-shirt is green and black and consists of the words "Deaf Rights Now!”
For more information, contact: DGM-MA Representative: Cheryl M. Quintal at firstname.lastname@example.org (Assistant Representative: Patrick McCarthy)
Join us at the James Joyce Ramble and help raise money for communication access and other important programs and services at DEAF, Inc.
Sunday, April 24, 2016, 11 a.m.
Endicott Estate, 656 East Street, Dedham, MA (Map)
To be part of the DEAF, Inc. team, first sign up to run in the 10K race by registering at www.ramble.org and pay the entrance fee of $45.
Not a runner? Walk the 4.5 mile walk, free for all!
For more information, to volunteer or to walk, contact Luke Baer.