We at DHHSC have truly appreciated every dollar of support we have gotten over the years from our funders, including our primary funder, California Department of Social Service’s Office of Deaf Access. Without our funding, we would not be able to provide the extensive services that we do for our Deaf Community. Today we take […]
By Lisa Huffman, ASL Instructor We love working the ASL Summer Program. Every summer we set up a weeks’ worth of events, presentations, crafts and healthy snacks for our parents to participate in with their children. In past years, we have gone to the Fresno Zoo, Round Table Pizza, The Discovery Center, Whitie’s Pet Store, […]
By Cheryl Parreira, Coordinator of Client Services, DHHSC – Merced Outreach Office LEAD THE WAY TO SUCCESS is funded by First 5 Merced County since 2002. What does LEAD mean? L = Learning Signs E = Empowering Parents and A = Advocating for D = Deaf and Hard of Hearing children
By Lisa Painter, CLSAT Instructor The CLSAT Program is called Communication and Language Skills Assessment Training Program which will work with the Deaf and Hard Of Hearing community members who would like to find jobs but have difficulty with communication and language. The CLSAT Program classes are held at the Fresno DHHSC.
By Nicole Sanchez, Client Services Specialist, Merced Every Wednesday, I visit Madera South High School to provide Youth Employment Services (YES!) to students. I talk to the students about their plans for after they graduate from High School. Most of them want to go to college. I explained that going to college includes considering many […]
By Stacy Constantino, Resource Specialist and Volunteer Coordinator Did you know that DHHSC’s Fresno Headquarters rents out our Stingley Community Room for special occasions, meetings, private groups and much more? Our facility, which holds up to 276 people, has a large stage. We have a loop system installed for those who need that accommodation. We […]
By Diana Lee, Coordinator of Client Services, Fresno What is advocacy and what can I expect from my appointment at DHHSC? At DHHSC, Advocacy is needed when a client feels they are not receiving the same rights as another person as specified by law and the client seeks our advice or assistance. The most common […]