I want to share with you the latest new outreach of Deaf ministry. We have formed a community committee of concerned Deaf community members, advocates parents of Deaf people with additional Special Needs to advocate for the establishment of Group homes in Delaware for Deaf people with additional disabilities. We have been meeting and collecting statewide info in statistics and stories and have now met with the head of the Division of Developmental Disability Services. They have no idea how many Deaf people they have in group homes or where they are located. they are all in different group homes with staff that does not know sign language. So they are totally isolated except for the ones who come to our camp where for 1 week in the entire year they have communication.
Read the rest of the story at https://www.pen-del.org/newsdetail/12554049.
Christmas flyer – Deaf Fellowship 2018
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When: December 21st 7 pm -?
Where: Grace Church, 900 N Washington Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
What the movie (A Question of Faith) is about: Three families find themselves at a crossroads, questioning their faith and the God that guides their lives. As each family member deals with their issues, their worlds start to intertwine. This leads to a chain of events, which unknowingly brings the three families closer and closer together. Will the families give in to the loss, pain, and uncertainty that has shattered their lives, or will they find the tie that binds them all together through hope, trust, redemption, and goodwill?
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My friend and I are looking to interview a few high school or college aged students to take a quick survey to help us with our freshman year research papers. Please contact us if you can help us out.
I am sorry to share this kind of news. I cannot continue to host for the Deaf Happy hour anymore due to my health. If you know someone who wants to take over, please let me know. Also, i want to thank you all for your support and time we all had together over the last two years which I will cherish.
Note: David’s email was not included here for privacy reasons. Please use our contact page and we will forward it to David for you.
There is a huge need for more trained interpreters available to interpret in settings impacted by domestic violence and sexual violence. Having training can mean the difference between making a survivor feel empowered or retraumatized. This module provides tools and resources for understanding the specialty knowledge and skills needed to be successful in these settings.
My name is Lyndsey Dusanek and I work with DeafLEAD. I am excited to tell you about two important programs that DeafLEAD provides for the Deaf community. Those two programs are:
Deaf Crisis Line – a 24-hour crisis hotline available for Deaf individuals who have ever been emotionally, physically or sexually abused (past or present) and are struggling with depression, suicidal thoughts, anxiety, or who just need someone to talk to. Trained crisis workers are fluent in sign language and available 24/7/365.
FREE sign language interpreting for Deaf and Hard of Hearing victims of crime, as well as for shelters, law enforcement, and victim service providers working with them.
Any assistance you can provide in getting the information out to Deaf individuals in your state would be greatly appreciated.
Let me know if you have any additional questions.
DeafLEAD (formerly The L.E.A.D Institute)
Office: 573-445-5005 | VP: 573-303-5604 | Deaf Crisis Line: 321-800-3323
2505 West Ash Columbia, MO 65203
FYI: Webmaster asked if the service covers Missouri or Nationwide, and their response was that they are in the process of expanding nationwide. It is a useful resource to have. Also attached are two letters of interest.