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OUR MISSION

The South Jersey Deaf & Hard of Hearing Coalition is a network of Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals and allies...

...including family, friends, educators, healthcare providers and organizations...

...all dedicated to empowering Deaf and Hard of Hearing people to become thriving members of our community!

ASL: OUR MISSION

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Together, we...

 Advocate - Support - Share resources - Guide  -

Create new opportunities - Promote Deaf Culture awareness -

Address communication needs -

Provide mental health & wellness and counseling referrals  

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our community

Members of our Deaf and Hard of Hearing community continually encounter barriers in language, culture, healthcare, and life itself.

 

This initiative seeks to promote inclusive practices that support the health and well-being of individuals with disabilities in the communities where they live.

The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Coalition will work with people with hearing loss to ensure that those in need receive critical support and services to live independent and empowering lives.

ASL: What are our values?

our values

Inclusion

Support

Empowerment

Acceptance

Collaboration

Interaction

Community

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OUR MODEL

Some of our goals and strategies include but are not limited to...

  • PSE change (policy/practice, system, environmental)

  • Inclusion and accessibility for the DHH community

  • Education around ACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences)

  • ABCD model (Assets Based Community Development)

  • Empowering the DHH community

  • Cultural awareness

  • Hosting Deaf social events

INCLUSIVE HEALTHY COMMUNITIES

The Inclusive Healthy Communities (IHC)

Grant Program

is an initiative created to provide funding to organizations and communities in New Jersey

to promote inclusive practices to

support the health and well-being of

individuals with disabilities in their communities.

 

The New Jersey Department of Human Services, under the Division of Disability Services,

awarded 18 grants across the state to foster the health and well-being of individuals with disabilities where they

live, work, learn, and play.

To find out more about this grant, visit this link

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Allies in Caring, Inc.

will use these resources to train a team of

bi-lingual & American Sign Language-skilled

community health workers to serve the

Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities

in southern New Jersey.

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