Services

DCARA offers several programs
to meet special populations

DCARA provides seven categories of services for all D/HH/LD/DB community members and their families: communication access assistance, independent living skills, employment services, peer counseling, information & referral services, advocacy, and community education.

Advocacy

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.  

Peer Counseling

Provides information, assistance, and emotional support during an immediate crisis through constructive coping skills, improving self-esteem, learning to adjust to a new self-idenftification, or develop new personal advocacy skills.

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.

Employment

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.

Interpreting

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.

ASL Classes

We teach ASL to all people about the deaf community. Bridge the hearing and deaf communities with American Sign Language. This program allows hearing people to learn sign language to communicate with their family members, employees, friends and much more. We are currently offering an in-person class at two different locations—San Leandro and San Jose. The same class will be taught at both locations. The class is designed for a beginner—someone with little to no experience with American Sign Language (ASL).…

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