OCTOBER 2020 NEWS and UPDATES
OCTOBER IS AUDIOLOGY AWARENESS MONTH!
Are you ready for a Hearing Test? New Hearing Aids?
Cochlear Implant programming? Musician/Swimmers custom ear plugs?
Need a cleaning, supplies, or repair?
Come to CHS!
To schedule your appointment, please email us!
CHS YOUTH CONNECTIONS PROGRAM
CHOICES for Parents is celebrating 20 years! Every year, we support families of Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing children by connecting them with resources, advocacy, information, services, and support.
 
We provide: 
~ Early Literacy programming
~ Adult role models and tutors
~ Sign Language instruction for families in English and Spanish
~ Family events, workshops, programming and more!
 
Your donation can support: home visits for families, registration for sign language classes, and the gift of books for children to keep as their own.
 
Help us celebrate this milestone event by supporting our free programming to families, so that they can receive the invaluable programming that they deserve.
OCTOBER IS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH

Domestic Violence (DV) was already a problem long before the COVID-19 pandemic, but isolating at home has caused an increase of abuse. The impact of COVID-19 has made the need for support and services for those experiencing DV more serious than ever. Join us throughout the month of October to raise awareness by sharing our CHS DV Program information that can help those who are experiencing abuse in their relationships or within their homes. Because for them, staying home isn’t safe. Together we CAN STOP domestic violence!

If you need help, contact us. If you are in danger, call 9-1-1.
VOTING INFORMATION
Did you receive a mail-in ballot but you're not sure what to do next? Watch our ASL (with captions) video and contact an advocate if you have questions or need assistance.
ADULT SIGN LANGUAGE CLASSES - WINTER SESSION
CHS is pleased to offer ASL classes this Winter. There are 3 different levels of ASL classes: Level I – Beginners, Level II – Intermediate, and Level III – Advanced. ASL Level I class will be held on Tuesdays, starting October 27th; ASL Level II class on Thursdays, starting October 29th; and ASL Level III on Tuesdays, starting October 27th. All classes are non-credit from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM and will be online via Zoom.
CHS's VICTIM ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Are you a VICTIM OF A CRIME? Do you know someone who is? CHS's Victim Assistance Program can help.

We offer crisis intervention, advocacy, short-term counseling and assistance with police/court proceedings. Examples of crimes include: Rape, Sexual Abuse, Mugging, Robbery, Break-in, Child Abuse, Hate Crime, Workplace Violence, Elder Abuse, Harassment, Scams, Fraud, and Identity Theft.

Contact Michele for more information. Watch our ASL video (right).
INTERPRETER SERVICES DEPARTMENT (ISD)

ISD is happy to report that we continue to provide quality interpreting and CART services both remotely as well as in-person. So, please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions or make your request directly on our web site.

CHILDRENS ONLINE
SIGN CLASSES

New online children's classes starting November 3rd. Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced levels offered. Provide your child with an early start learning ASL vocabulary, simple sentences and phrases. Sign-up now!
SIGN LANGUAGE TUTORING & INDIVIDUALIZED INSTRUCTION

Do you want individualized sign language instruction? Or extra time with a signing tutor? CHS offers Sign language tutoring and individualized instruction for any age and any level. Contact Karla with questions, or sign-up now on our web site.