We offer navigation services - provided by our Community Health Workers who are Deaf / Hard of Hearing.
A community health worker is a link to community resources and medical providers.
We assist patients in improving physical, mental, and social health, helping to develop a care plan that's right for you. Additionally, we provide informal counseling, organize outreach, advocacy, social support, and community education.
Our navigators assist Deaf & Hard of Hearing citizens in facilitating communications and appointments with:
Therapists / counselors
We also provide informal counseling, outreach organization, advocation, education, and social support.
We provide assistance and counseling on the following topics (but are not limited to):
Getting a Video Phone for free
(Deaf / HoH only)
Interpreters & booking
Visual & physical accommodation
We provide assistance in understanding and using the public transit system (bus & trains), payments & tickets, and how to navigate the public transportation stations.
We also assist in understanding how to set up and use ride-sharing apps (Uber & Lyft) and how to best get around New Jersey.
We will assist in developing a foundation with the Deaf & Hard of Hearing community in understanding how to procure food and be self-sufficient.
We provide information and guidance on how to receive food donations, food stamps, and nutrition information.
Our navigators can help you locate safe and secure housing as well as shelters for those in need of a warm and temporary space.
We also provide counseling on how to secure permanent housing and find the resources to help make that possible.
We provide training and workshops in various subjects and fields.
We also provide a space to host Deaf & Hard of Hearing professionals to provide their own workshops in our physical location at Allies in Caring - Con-Vivir Hub, and remotely as well.