Youth and Family Services
DCARA offers programs for parents, both hearing and Deaf, of Deaf/Hard of Hearing or Children of Deaf Adults (CODA) children including services addressing linguisitc and communication needs of the child and family. Programs include Deaf Mentor Program, Club Saturday family gatherings, Family Advocacy, and IEP/IFSP Advocacy.
DCARA provides communication access assistance, independent living skills, employment services, peer counseling, information & referral, advocacy services and community education that empower Deaf* people to live independent and productive lives, with full access to the rights, privileges, and opportunities available to the general public.
In partnership with the State of California's Employment Development Department, DCARA provides Deaf/HH job seekers the information, resources, and tools to seek and maintain employment. Our Employment Specialists also work closely with state agencies as well as employers to ensure that our clients are successfully employed.
Community Education Program
DCARA offers training classes and programs such as U.S. Citizenship Education, Driver's Education, Parenting Education, topic-based workshop series and Job & Literacy Program (in partnership with the Department of Rehabilitation.) . Training will include literacy and communication skills for community integration, employment, basic independent living skills.
We make arranging interpreting quick and easy. We guarantee high quality, ADA and HIPAA compliant American Sign Language interpreting. We also provide other interpreting services such as PSE, CASE, tactile, and close-vision.