For LAKE COUNTY Residents: River Fire near Lakesport. The River Fire poses an imminent threat to the City of Lakeport.  Residents should leave immediately and seek shelter in Middletown, at the Twin Pines Casino, 22223 Hwy. 29, in Middletown.

Please notify us immediately if you or someone is in a need of an assistance from DCARA. For more information regarding Shasta County, check out NorCal’s website on how you can receive assistance from FEMA and Cal OES.


DCARA is assisting all Deaf people, who were affected by wildfires on navigating the Red Cross and insurance systems, and more during this emergency crisis.


Your donation is an investment in the community supporting the start up of a Food truck business and will also provide an opportunity for the community to SEE what your money is being used for. Support the community today.


Fund DCARA’s Food Truck Business!

Deaf Counseling Advocacy & Referral Agency

What We Do

We provide a comprehensive range of programs and services to the Deaf community living in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area of California.

Who We Are

We are a non-profit, community-based social service agency serving the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Late-Deafened and Deaf-blind community.

Our Services

We provide communication access assistance, independent living skills, employment services, peer counseling, information & referral services, advocacy, and community education.

...of, by, for, and with Deaf, DeafBlind, Deaf+, Hard of Hearing and Late-Deafened people.
Our Great Services:


Help Deaf and Hard of Hearing people remove communication barriers, develop and achieve personal goals, empower self-determination and celebrate their language, identity and culture.  

ASL Classes

Learn ASL in the heart of the Deaf community. Begin your discovery and exploration of the Deaf community and its culture by learning its language and means of expression. You will have fun, learn a new way to communicate and challenge yourself in a meaningful way.


Provides information, resources, and tools that will enable job seekers to continue to be an integral and contributing part of their community, maintain their sense of dignity, enhance their sense of well-being, and improve the quality of their lives.

Family Connections

Empower parents with linguistically and culturally accessible information and training that supports optimal parenting skills, and promotes the linguistic, cultural, social, emotional, physical health and safety of their children.


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. We also provide other communication accommodations such as Deaf Interpreters (CDI/DI) and any other special accommodations upon request by contacting us. 

Job & Literacy Program

A Language, Employment, Assessment and Development (LEAD) Training Program for the Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, DeafBlind, and Late-Deafened Community.

What they say about us

“I was without hope, without help, without support until DCARA helped me. Now I have the support I need to look to the future and feel that it is a bright one.”

Jose E.

“DCARA is a highly regarded organization and provides quality services to a unique and often underserved population.”

Deborah Sweeney

“..was extremely helpful in assisting as an advocate for our employee..”

Jennessa Norris

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