Deaf Counseling Advocacy & Referral Agency
...of, by, for, and with Deaf, DeafBlind, Deaf+, Hard of Hearing and Late-Deafened people.
Our Great Services:
Provides services that empower Deaf & Hard of Hearing people to live independent and productive lives, with full access to the rights, privileges, and opportunities available to the general public.
Provides information, assistance, and emotional support during an immediate crisis.
Assist Deaf & Hard of Hearing people in acquiring the tools they need to obtain and maintain employment.
Offers 1:1 services, classes, workshops, training institutes, consultation, and meainingful family activities.
Sign Language interpreters for deaf people in all kinds of environment to be able to communicate with everybody. Top notch quality interpreters with efficient processing service.
Offers in person classes and online classes for all types of people who wish to learn American Sign Language in order to communicate with their friends, family members and employees.
4,000 deaf bay areans served | 200 deaf employees placed
Meet Our Leaders
An all rounded person with extensive background in business, camp, counseling, entertainment, interpreting, residential and social work. Raymond is a visionary leader for DCARA entering into a new era of empowerment and innovation. He has degrees from Gallaudet University and Loyola University. In his spare time, he enjoys arts, camping, coffee, dining, traveling and wineries. To win his heart, offer him dark chocolate.
Hailing from the Bay Area, Patty received a B.S. in Accounting from Gallaudet University, Washington DC and has 27 years of experience in the field. She has worked at DCARA for 25 years. Loves wine tasting, has a chocolate addiction and collects Snoopy.
To be determined, stay tuned.
Patty has over 30 years of corporate/human resources experience. She provides the daily oversight of the DCARA/EDD program in five EDD offices in the Greater Bay Area where staff works with clients to obtain employment. When not in the office, Patty enjoys spending time with her family, baking, and watching football!
A serial entrepreneur at heart. He founded Convo Communications along with 3 other deaf founders and turned into one of the most successful start ups ever for the Deaf community. He continues to research for new opportunities for DCARA to be involved with and raises cash at the same time. Robin is a powerlifter, trader and also a father to a beautiful daughter.
Deaf Bay Area Expo is a free event to all participants.
Deaf Bay Area Expo
4501 Pleasanton Ave
Pleasanton, CA 94566
10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sponsors and Vendors
Meet companies, deaf owned businesses, non profit organizations and more!
Enjoy an afternoon with a collection of deaf entertainment.
Halloween costume contest for adults and children with prizes for winners.
How to Contact Us
14895 East 14th Street, Suite 200
San Leandro, CA 94578
Deaf Community Center
1550 San Leandro Blvd
San Leandro, CA 94577
DCARA Fremont Oak Garden
2681 Driscoll Road
Fremont, CA 94539
DCARA Family Resource Center
39155 Liberty Street, Suite D420
Fremont, CA 94539
Employment Services - Fremont
39155 Liberty Street, Suite B200
Fremont, CA 94539
DCARA San Jose
650 N. Winchester Blvd, Suite 3
San Jose, CA 95128
Employment Services - Concord
4071 Port Chicago Hwy, Suite 250
Concord, CA 94520
Employment Services - Oakland
7677 Oakport Street #350
Oakland, CA 94621
Employment Services - San Francisco
801 Turk Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Employment Services - North San Jose
1901 Zanker Road
San Jose, CA 95134