CHS News: September 2021

Our programs continue to provide much needed services to the
Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing communities.
Through our Audiology Clinic, Interpreter Services, and Community Outreach & Advocacy departments, we are ready to serve you.

Below are recent highlights and for more information, visit our web site.

Feel free to email us and support us in our work.
CHS Youth Connections Program:
Book Sort and Free Backpack Preparation
Book Sort
In order to encourage early literacy and foster a love of books to our Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing Youth, our Youth Connections program works closely with the American Library Association and GES Event Management Company. We want to thank Illinois State University's Deaf Education Program's students for volunteering their time and sweating it out with us, while masked, to sort through the thousands of books donated to us. We're now one step closer to providing our Fall programming to Chicago Public School students, as well all students throughout the State of Illinois.
Backpack Preparation
Thank you to our Loyola social work student volunteers for preparing our free backpacks that we'll distribute to students who are Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing. Our visits include free books for students to keep, as well as educational information such as how to stay healthy, accessing healthcare, and what to do in an emergency. This is also a precious time for our students to meet Deaf adults who act as role models to them, encouraging them to be proud of who they are and that they can do and be anything.

For more information about our Youth Program, visit our web site or
contact us at
"CODA" Movie on Apple TV
CHS partnered with Allied Global Marketing and Apple TV to offer a pre-screening of "CODA" in Chicago. Now on Apple TV, you can watch it too.
CODA is about a 17-year-old Ruby (Emilia Jones), who is the sole hearing member of a Deaf family — a CODA (Child of Deaf Adult). Her life revolves around acting as interpreter for her parents (Marlee Matlin, Troy Kotsur) and working on the family’s struggling fishing boat every day before school with her father and older brother (Daniel Durant). But when Ruby joins her high school’s choir club, she discovers a gift for singing and finds herself drawn to her duet partner Miles (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo). Encouraged by her enthusiastic, tough-love choirmaster (Eugenio Derbez) to apply to a prestigious music school, Ruby finds herself torn between the obligations she feels to her family and the pursuit of her own dreams.
Congrats and Thank You Hana!
Hana Levy, 13 year old from Chicago, chose CHS for her Bat Mitzvah Service Project. Hana said that she wanted to support CHS's Youth Program because "Helping children get through the world is very important and I admire you for doing that."

If you're interested in making CHS your Service Project, or wish to host a fundraiser with your school, please contact:
Hear The Cheers Program:
Audiology Equipment for Youth
Hear The Cheers
Won the Gold!

Our July Hear The Cheers fund raising campaign challenged you to "Go for the Gold!" and we did it! Thank you to our donors, your generosity exceeded our expectations. Because of your support, we are able to serve more children who otherwise would not have the ability to receive hearing aids/equipment. To learn more about Hear The Cheers, visit our web site. Donations are welcomed at any time of the year.