DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING INDEPENDENT LIVING
CLW’s Deaf and Hard of Hearing Independent Living Services (DHILS) provides a variety of services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing consumers. We accept referrals from other agencies, or individuals may self-refer by visiting or calling our offices. Services provided are in the following areas:
Four Core Independent Living Services Offered:
• Skills Training
Deaf & Hard of Hearing individuals can learn or improve skills that help them live independently.
• Peer Counseling
Peer support is provided, helping increase self-esteem, and assisting in decision-making when requested.
• Advocacy (both Individual and Community)
Assist Deaf and Hard of Hearing people and help them to understand and exercise their legal rights as defined by the ADA and other acts of legislation. Educated consumers can become their own best advocates.
• Information & Referral
We provide information and resources to individuals.
Other DHILS Programs and Services offered:
• Crisis Intervention
• Problem Solving
• Outreach and Community Education
• Educational/ Social Events
• Volunteer Program
• Internship Program
• Assistive Device Training/Loaner Program
Target Areas currently offered:
• Safe Communities
• Jobs and Self Sufficiency
• Wellness and Quality of Health Care
• Emergency Preparedness
• Peer Parenting Training
• Transition to Adulthood