DeafCAN! has case management / outreach contracts to serve D/HOH individuals and families in Chester and Delaware Counties. We reach out and find people in need, connect them with appropriate resources and, when needed, team with other providers to help. We are available to meet with individuals, families or providers related to challenges faced by or with D/HOH people.
Deaf-blind SSP Services
For over two years, over 50 volunteers have united from across the region, including interpreters, agencies, interpreting training programs, faith groups, and 25 deaf-blind individuals from 8 counties, to coordinate fifteen socials and meetings with deaf-blind people:
Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Lebanon, Montgomery & Philadelphia.
Immigrants & Refugees
Partly because of Christ the King Deaf Church has had an annual “Deaf International Night” the last five years, at which Deaf immigrants for over 15 different counties have made presentation, DeafCAN! has received more referrals about or from Deaf people who are refugees or immigrants struggling with various situations. This Fall, 2013, we will begin literacy classes and case management for these individuals at two different places:
Sign Language Classes & Interpreting
DeafCAN! runs ASL / Sign Language Classes of different levels from September through April each year. We also provide a limited amount of interpreting services within the region.
Prison Outreach, Advocacy & Literacy and Decision-Making Classes
DeafCAN! has been coordinating weekly literacy and decision making classes at maximum security Graterford State Prison for the last two years, the same staff through another agency for 8 years prior to that. Graterford has been identified as the State prison in the Eastern part of PA to house Deaf inmates.
Life and Parenting Skills
Contact the office for more information regarding this program.