DeafCAN! continues to operate its weekly skills and immigrant/refugee classes by Zoom. Chester and Delaware County case management has continued with the majority of our work done through video phones, zoom, and some in-person outdoor and/or distanced meetings.
Our new program with Deaf Bhutanese in Harrisburg / Central PA continues on Fridays at local outdoor settings. We are hoping to start soon at our new location, Good Shepherd Lutheran In Harrisburg.
Though some prisons are slowly opening, most have been on strict lockdown for over 3 months. Any visits from volunteers, family, and friends have not been allowed. We have been trying to stay in touch by mail.
Our DeafBlind consumers have also been very isolated because most require tactile or close signing or speaking in order to communicate and guide. We are trying to start services back up as quickly and safely as possible as both SSPs and DBs are comfortable.
In light of the current health crisis and at the direction of the governor, all classes and events are cancelled for the month of April. This includes the Deaf Expo on April 25th.
We are resuming some classes remotely by Zoom or other means of video-calling, and are still supporting individuals and families remotely and, at times, in person with distancing.
Our work to overcome barriers and meet challenges continues. We thank you for your support and donations now more than ever!
Follow the link below for our February newsletter!
Follow the link below for our January newsletter!
Sign up now for our American Sign Language classes running from January through March! These classes will be held at Christ the King Deaf Church in West Chester. Follow the link below for more details.
West Chester ASL Classes
Sign up now for Beginners American Sign Language classes running from January through April! These classes will be held at the Swarthmore Methodist Church. Follow the link below for more details.
Swarthmore ASL Class
Join us on Saturday, December 28th from 12-4 PM! We’ll serve a hot lunch and host a gift exchange. See the link below for details.
2019 Holiday Party
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Join us on Sunday, December 15th at 12:30 PM for a Banquet, Mini Bazaar, Chinese & Silent Auctions, and Bake Sale to support DeafCAN! Follow the link below for details on the event and instructions to register.
Banquet, Mini Bazaar, Chinese & Silent Auctions, Bake Sale Info
Follow the link below for our November newsletter!