ODHH Directory of Resources and Services

Welcome to the Office for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing's one-stop listing of resources and services for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. ODHH is always looking to expand its directory. If you would like to see your organization listed, please complete one of the following forms:
 
If your organization provides:
  • Mental Health services
  • Drug & Alcohol services
  • Intellectual/Developmental disability services
  • Support Groups
Then complete this form.
 
All other organizations, complete this form.
 
Note: This directory contains an "interpreter referral agency" category, but does not list interpreters. To search for a registered interpreter, please visit our database.
 
If you can't find what you're looking for, contact us.
 
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ADA & Legal

 
Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts, Interpreter Certification Program
1515 Market Street, Suite 1414
Philadelphia, PA 19102
215-560-6300 (Voice)
FAX: 215-560-5492

E-mail: interpreterprogram@pacourts.us
Website: http://www.pacourts.us/judicial-administration/court-programs/interpreter-program

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Description: The AOPC's Interpreter Certification Program mandated by Act 172 of 2006, works to provide trained and qualified interpreters for the Pennsylvania Courts and other state administrative agencies. The program's main goal is the creation of a statewide roster of qualified and certified interpreters and assisting the court in the implementation of effective management strategies for providing interpreter services in order to guarantee due process and equal access to the courts and administrative agencies for persons with limited English proficiency.
Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania
Main Office: 1414 N. Cameron Street, Suite C
Harrisburg, PA
717-236-8110 - Harrisburg (Voice)
215-789-2498 - Philadelphia (TTY)
215-238-8070 - Philadelphia (Other)
412-391-5225 - Pittsburgh (Other)
FAX: 215-772-3126

E-mail: drnpa-phila@drnpa.org
Website: www.drnpa.org

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Description: DRN is an independent, federally funded, non-profit agency that protects and advocates for the rights of persons with disabilities throughout Pennsylvania. DRN has three offices in PA – Harrisburg, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh.
Good Shepherd Mediation Center - Deaf & Hard of Hearing Mediation Program
Good Shepherd Mediation Center
5356 Chew Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19138
215-843-5413 (Voice/Videophone)
FAX: 215-843-2080

Website: www.phillymediators.org

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Description: Mediation services for people who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
Pennsylvania Client Assistance Program
1617 JFK Blvd., Suite 800
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-557-7112 (Voice/TTY)
1-888-745-2357 (Voice/TTY, toll free in PA)
FAX: 215-557-7602

E-mail: Padislaw@aol.com
Website: www.equalemployment.org

Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Description: CAP is the Statewide advocate for people with disabilities who need assistance with the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR), Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services (BBVS), Centers for Independent Living (CIL) and other programs funded under Title I of the Rehabilitation Act.

Advocacy

American Society for Deaf Children (ASDC)
3820 Hartzdale Drive
Camp Hill, PA 17011
717-703-0073 (Voice/TTY)
717-909-5588 (Videophone)
FAX: 717-909-5599

E-mail: asdc1@aol.com
Website: www.deafchildren.org

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Description: ASDC was founded in 1967 as a parent-helping-parent organization. Today, ASDC is a national, independent non-profit organization whose purpose is providing support, encouragement, and information to families raising children who are deaf or hard of hearing. ASDC recognizes the crucial role families play in the success of children who are deaf or hard of hearing. We affirm that families are capable and willing to guide their children's lives. Parents have the right and responsibility to participate in decisions regarding their children's educational and social development. ASDC supplies the information and support families request to ensure that their decisions and actions are based on up-to-date and accurate knowledge.
Center for Hearing and Deaf Services
1945 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
412-281-1375 (Voice/TTY)
FAX: 412-281-6564

Website: www.hdscenter.org

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm - Interpreting Dept. 24/7 accessed via main phone number

Description: Center for Hearing and Deaf Services provides a diverse and affordable program of quality diagnostic, rehabilitative and supportive services designed to address problems experienced by children and adults who are deaf, hard of hearing, or deafblind, and serve as an information and referral source for this population and general public. The programs and services we provide are the Assistive Device Center, Hearing Rehabilitation Services, HDS Westmoreland, Behavioral Health Services, Deaf Youth Program, Life Skills Program, and the Interpreting Services Program.
Center for Independent Living of Central PA
207 House Avenue, Suite 107
Camp Hill, PA 17011
717-731-1900 (Voice)
717-737-1335 (TTY) 1-800-323-6060 (Toll Free Voice)
1-800-829-7404 (Toll Free TTY)
FAX: 717-731-8150

E-mail: office@cilcp.org
Website: www.cilcp.org

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Description: Center for Independent Living of Central PA is a non-profit, community based resource and advocacy center which is managed by and for people with disabilities. The goal is to provide relationships and resources to empower people with physical, mental, cognitive and sensory disabilities to direct their own lives and experience success as active participants in society. Advocates for system changes that result in equality, dignity and freedom of choice and eliminates barriers that prevent people with disabilities from achieving their full potential.
Center for Independent Living of South Central PA
1603 9th Avenue
Altoona, PA 16602
814-949-1905 (Voice)
814-949-1912 (TTY/Videophone)
1-800-237-9009 (Voice/TTY toll free) FAX: 814-949-1909

Website: www.cilscpa.org

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Description: CILSCPA is a consumer controlled Agency. The 4 core 7 various secondary services are provided free to Consumers. Such as Information and Referral, Advocacy, Independent Living Skills Training, Peer Counseling, which means Consumers experience a one-on-one exchange with Staff member who has a similar disability. The Center helps find housing and jobs. The Cil has a list of interpreters, a Deaf and Hard of Hearing Specialist, and Transitioning and Service Coordination.
Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services of Lancaster County
150 Farmington Lane, #5
Lancaster, PA 17601
717-397-4741 (Voice)
717-397-4741 (TTY)
717-283-4189 (Videophone)
FAX: 717-291-1830

E-mail: info@dhhslancaster.org
Website: www.dhhslancaster.org

Hours of Operation: Office hours: Monday-Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm or by appointment
ASL Interpreting 24/7

Description: The mission of Deaf & Hard of Services (DHHS) is to enhance the quality of life and encourage independence for those who are Deaf or hard of hearing. The vision of DHHS is to make life in Lancaster County and beyond a barrier-free experience. In support of these statements, DHHS provides a broad range of services and programs including advocacy, assistive devices, case management, diagnostic hearing evaluations/hearing aid dispensing, American Sign Language interpreting, and workshops. DHHS has begun a program to help people with emergency planning and also emergency services during crises in Pennsylvania.
Deaf Center of Lutheran Social Services
750 Kelly Drive
York, PA 17404
717-845-7022 (Voice)
717-848-6765 (TTY/Videophone) 717-845-9309 (Other)
FAX: 717-845-0805

E-mail: lsanderlin@lutheranscp.org
Website: www.lutheranscp.org

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 7:30 am to 3:30 pm
Interpreters and outreach staff work flexible hours meeting individual client needs.

Description: The Deaf Center provides interpreting, outreach, advocacy and counseling services. We also have ASL classes as well as having a small educational library.
Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania
Main Office: 1414 N. Cameron Street, Suite C
Harrisburg, PA
717-236-8110 - Harrisburg (Voice)
215-789-2498 - Philadelphia (TTY)
215-238-8070 - Philadelphia (Other)
412-391-5225 - Pittsburgh (Other)
FAX: 215-772-3126

E-mail: drnpa-phila@drnpa.org
Website: www.drnpa.org

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Description: DRN is an independent, federally funded, non-profit agency that protects and advocates for the rights of persons with disabilities throughout Pennsylvania. DRN has three offices in PA – Harrisburg, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh.
Family Wellness Program, Center for Childhood Communication, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
3405 Civic Center Blvd., Room 112
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-590-7453 (Voice)
IP: 159.14.201.233
FAX: 215-590-7172

E-mail: montoya@email.chop.edu
AIM Screen Name: deafcnsir
Website: www.chop.edu/ccc

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Description: Support families with hard of hearing or deaf members and the professionals who work these families to promote the child's and family's: Successful mental functioning, successful adaptation to child's hearing loss (or parents' hearing loss), satisfaction with familial and personal relationships, ability to adapt to change and adversity, competence through developing knowledge and skills. Services include: Consultations with families, professionals, and organizations, mental health evaluation and counseling services, suspected child abuse evaluations and recovery treatment, training, service system development and advocacy. No one communication philosophy is promoted over another. Each family's communication preferences are accommodated and fully respected.
Hearing Loss Association, Capital Region Chapter
P.O. Box 1553
Camp Hill, PA 17001
717-761-3632 (Voice)

E-mail: cdewane126@aol.com
Website: www.hlacapregion.org

Description: We provide support and information to hard of hearing people and their families. Monthly meetings are free and are held at the Giant Community Room, 2nd floor in the Camp Hill Shopping Center, Camp Hill, PA, 3301 Trindle Rd., (32nd & Market) the fourth Monday of each month at 7:00 PM. All meetings are captioned in real-time, in addition to providing audio-loop for T-switch users.
Hearing Loss Association of America - Central PA Chapter
1546 Kennelworth Court
State College, PA 16801
814-231-8284 (Voice)
877-243-2823 (CapTel Relay)
814-234-5095 (Voice phone)
FAX: 814-231-8284
Calling Instructions: Call through CapTel Relay using the number 877-243-5095 and the pound sign (#).

E-mail: hlaa-centralpa@hotmail.com
Website: http://groups.msn.com/HLAA-CentralPA

Hours of Operation: Generally meet the second Monday of every month at 7:00 pm in the Auditorium of Foxdale Village for Seniors, who sponsor HLAA. People of all ages are welcome.

Description: Provides advocacy and education and covers the broad areas of central Pennsylvania, Centre and surrounding counties. Not a formal office with walk-in hours. However, monthly meetings are available to help through email and/or by phone.
Hearing Loss Association of America Pennsylvania State Office
126 Cedarcroft Rd.
Kennett Sq., PA 19348
Contact information can be found on the website.
Calling Instructions: *For Central PA phone number, please first call the CapTel operator at 1-877-243-2823.

E-mail: director@hlaa-pa.org
Website: www.hlaa-pa.org

Description: Hearing Loss Association of America Pennsylvania State Office is the state office of Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), the nation's foremost membership and advocacy organization for people with hearing loss. HLAA opens the world of communication to people with hearing loss through information, education, support and advocacy. Local chapters and their meeting dates and locations are listed on the website.
Lehigh Valley Center For Independent Living
435 Allentown Drive
Allentown, PA 18109
610-770-9781 (Voice/Videophone)
800-725-4614 (TTY)
FAX: 610-770-9801

E-mail: KadieTrauger@lvcil.org
AIM Screen Name: weefrog119
Website: www.lvcil.org

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Interpreter available by appointment. VP is also provided Monday, Wednesday, Friday (may vary)

Description: LVCIL provides education and services to support independent living for persons with any type of disability. Services include advocacy, housing support and more. Sign Language Interpreter Referral Services provides fee-for-service interpreters whenever and wherever needed.
Liberty Resources Inc
714 Market street
suite 100
Philadelphia, Pa 19106
215-643-2000 (Voice)
215-600-1536 (Voice)
FAX: 215-634-6195
Calling Instructions: Video Relay Service (VRS), also known as a Video Interpreting Service, is a video telecommunication service that allows Deaf, Hard-Of-Hearing and speech-impaired (D-HOH-SI) individuals to communicate over video telephones and similar technologies with hearing people in real-time, via a sign language interpreter

E-mail: HarryBarnum@libertyresources.org
Website: www.libertyresources.org

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Description: Liberty Resources provides services and supports to all people with disabilities, including the deaf, deaf-blind, and hard of hearing communities. Liberty's services for the deaf, deaf/blind, and hard of hearing include community outreach, advocacy, and information & referral for Pennsylvanians who are Deaf, Deaf/Blind or Hard Of Hearing, their families, friends, neighbors, schools, employers,& others. We provide workshops and trainings to the deaf community, including other offerings. “Realize your Rights”: The best form of advocacy is self-advocacy backed by education and awareness. Do not ever give up fighting for your rights! Their community must be well aware of the ADA and laws that protect our Deaf community
Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, Bureau of Blindness & Visual Services
Central Office
1521 N. 6th Street
Harrisburg, PA 17102
1-800-622-2842 (Voice)
1-866-830-7327 (TTY)
717-787-3201 (Other)
FAX: 717-787-3210

Website: www.dli.state.pa.us/bbvs

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Description: The mission of the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) is to assist Pennsylvanians with disabilities to secure and maintain employment and independence. OVR's Bureau of Blindness & Visual Services (BBVS) provides services to assist Pennsylvanians who are blind or visually impaired to work and maintain independent lives. BBVS has six district offices that provide a wide range of services throughout Pennsylvania.
PAHrtners Deaf Services
614 North Easton Road
Glenside, PA 19038
215-884-9770 (Voice)
215-884-9770 (TTY)
267-415-1482 (Videophone)
FAX: 215-884-6301

E-mail: info@pahrtners.com
Website: www.pahrtners.com, www.facebook.com/deafjobs
 
Populations Served: Adults, Children, Families
 
Services offered: Behavioral Management, Case Management, Emotional Support, Family Based Services, Independent Disability Related Services, Medication Management, Outpatient Therapy, Partial Hospital Programming, Residential Programming, Vocational Services, Wrap Around Services
 
Reimbursement: Varies case by case. Please contact us so we might explore funding options.
 
Qualifications of Staff: Over 85% of our staff are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. We have numerous staff members that hold advanced degrees in fields such as: counseling, case management, social work, etc. We work with two psychiatrists who are knowledgeable and sensitive to the needs of the Deaf community.
 
Staff Experience: All staff are specially trained to work with the unique population we serve. All staff are versed in Deaf culture and American Sign Language.
 
Accreditation: CARF
 
Description: PAHrtners Deaf Services offers a wide-range of behavioral, developmental and therapeutic support programs to Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals in an environment free of cultural or language barriers. Located outside of Philadelphia PAHrtners provides residential and out-patient services to Deaf and Hard of Hearing (HoH) children, adolescents and adults.
 
Most of our staff members are Deaf/HoH. All PAHrtners employees are fluent in American Sign Language (ASL) and versed in Deaf culture. PAHrtners is truly innovative in that we offer assistance to the Deaf and HoH population in a Deaf-centered environment. PAHrtners’ programs are expansive and diverse. We are able to assist individuals with varying needs, from low-level to intense. Our team approach to care delivers services in a seamless and integrated manner.
 
In order to truly understand our unique program we invite you to call or visit us in person.
Pennsylvania Client Assistance Program
1617 JFK Blvd., Suite 800
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-557-7112 (Voice/TTY)
1-888-745-2357 (Voice/TTY, toll free in PA)
FAX: 215-557-7602

E-mail: Padislaw@aol.com
Website: www.equalemployment.org

Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Description: CAP is the Statewide advocate for people with disabilities who need assistance with the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR), Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services (BBVS), Centers for Independent Living (CIL) and other programs funded under Title I of the Rehabilitation Act.
Pennsylvania Partnership for the Deafblind
74 Horn Road
Shippensburg PA 17257
717-319-4064 (Voice)

E-mail: shaffersms@gmail.com
Website: www.papdb.org

Description: Formed in 2007, the Pennsylvania Partnership for the Deafblind (PPDB) is an organized network of parents, family members, and individuals with deafblindness. We support our members as they deal with the daily issues of life, such as: relationships with family and friends, healthcare, education, employment, insurance, service providers, life transitions.
Pennsylvania Society for the Advancement of the Deaf (PSAD)
2175 Deer Run Drive
Hummelstown, PA 17036
717-566-8007 (Voice/TTY/Videophone)

E-mail: gbootay@comcast.net
Website: www.psadweb.org

Hours of Operation: Flexible

Description: PSAD is a non-profit organization run by a 12-man Board of Managers as volunteers for the service, education and advocacy of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing citizens of the Commonwealth.
St. Vincent de Paul Hear Fayette Program
70 N. Mt. Vernon Ave.
Uniontown, PA 15401
724-439-1780 (Voice)
Calling Instructions: Call and leave a message.

E-mail: hearfayette@gmail.com
Website: www.stvincentdepauluniontown.org

Hours of Operation: Phone calls anytime. Thursday and Saturday 10 am to 3 pm

Description: SVdP Hear Fayette Program is a resource for persons who are hard of hearing or deaf. We educate the community and people with hearing loss. We have a women's support group; provide one-on-one computer lessons; sign language lessons; sign language practice group; provide referrals;serve as a PIAT TDDP volunteer center; develop projects such as the Highway Hearing Safety program which provides visor cards for persons who cannot hear while driving; publish a newsletter of reliable and up-to-date information for the target groups; maintain an identity on Facebook and connect via Internet to persons who are HoH, Deaf, and Deaf-blind. Always available either in person, by phone, or online.
The Arc of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Place Ste. 403
301 Chestnut Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101-2535
717-234-2621 (Voice)

E-mail: info@thearcpa.org
Website: www.thearcpa.org

Hours of Operation: 8:30 to 4 Monday through Friday

Description: The Arc is the largest advocacy organization in the United States for citizens with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and their families. The Arc of Pennsylvania is the state chapter of The Arc. In conjunction with its local chapters and the national organization, The Arc of Pennsylvania works every day to carry out its mission - to work to include all children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in every community. Local chapters of The Arc focus on providing resources and individual advocacy services. The Arc of Pennsylvania focuses on systems advocacy and governmental affairs, demonstrating leadership and guidance among all disability organizations in Pennsylvania.
VOICES (Value Our Innocent Children's Ears & Speech
1490 Fox Hollow Road
Williamsport, PA 17701
570-320-7701 (Voice/TTY)

E-mail: voices3@email.com

Description: Provides advocacy and support for families of children who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Western PA School for the Deaf CORES Program - Deaf Education Program
3820 Hartzdale Drive
Camp Hill, PA 17011
717-909-5577 (Voice)
717-909-5588 (TTY) 717-909-5588 (Videophone)
FAX: 717-909-5599

E-mail: jwells@wpsd.org
Website: www.wpsd.org

Hours of Operation: Regular business hours and appointments

Description: The CORES Center provides Community Audiological and Speech Services, Educational Consultant Services, Sign Language Classes, Interpreting Services, Technical Assistance for Teachers and Staff, as well as Training, Workshops and Seminars. CORES services are available to children, youth and adults both in school settings as well as in the community. CORES offers programs to school districts and other service providers across Pennsylvania.

Assistive Animals & Technology

 
Berks Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
201 West Wyoming Blvd.
West Lawn, PA 19609
610-685-4520 (Voice)
610-685-4525 (TTY/Videophone)
610-223-2518 (Static IP Address)
610-823-2139 (Other)
FAX: 610-685-4526

E-mail: bdhhs@bdhhs.org
Website: www.bdhhs.org

Hours of Operation: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Wednesday 8:00 am to 7:00 pm Friday 8:00 am to 1:00 pm

Description: The mission of Berks Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (BDHHS) is to provide services, resources, social opportunities, education and advocacy for the deaf, hard of hearing and hearing individuals in Berks and surrounding counties. BDHHS provides interpreting services 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Also has a Client Consultant and Job Coach.
Center for Hearing Loss Help
49 Piston Court
Stewartstown, PA 17363
717-993-8555 (Voice)
FAX: 717-993-6661

E-mail: info@hearinglosshelp.com
Website: www.hearinglosshelp.com

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm - Personal Consultation by appointment only.

Description: The Center for Hearing Loss Help helps people live successful and fulfilling lives in spite of their hearing losses by providing them with information, counsel, support, books and selected quality assistive products that help them successfully deal with the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of living with hearing loss, tinnitus (and other phantom sounds), balance issues and other ear-related problems.
Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services of Lancaster County
150 Farmington Lane, #5
Lancaster, PA 17601
717-397-4741 (Voice)
717-397-4741 (TTY)
717-283-4189 (Videophone)
FAX: 717-291-1830

E-mail: info@dhhslancaster.org
Website: www.dhhslancaster.org

Hours of Operation: Office hours: Monday-Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm or by appointment
ASL Interpreting 24/7

Description: The mission of Deaf & Hard of Services (DHHS) is to enhance the quality of life and encourage independence for those who are Deaf or hard of hearing. The vision of DHHS is to make life in Lancaster County and beyond a barrier-free experience. In support of these statements, DHHS provides a broad range of services and programs including advocacy, assistive devices, case management, diagnostic hearing evaluations/hearing aid dispensing, American Sign Language interpreting, and workshops. DHHS has begun a program to help people with emergency planning and also emergency services during crises in Pennsylvania.
Interpretype, L.L.C.
3301 Brighton Henrietta TL Road, Suite 200
Rochester, NY 14623
585-272-1155 (Voice)
585-272-1434 (TTY)
877-345-3182 (Toll Free)

E-mail: Bruce.Craig@Interpretype.com
Website: www.Interpretype.com

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Description: Communication Technology that businesses and organizations use to make their services and career opportunities more accessible to people who have communication disabilities.
Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, Bureau of Blindness & Visual Services
Central Office
1521 N. 6th Street
Harrisburg, PA 17102
1-800-622-2842 (Voice)
1-866-830-7327 (TTY)
717-787-3201 (Other)
FAX: 717-787-3210

Website: www.dli.state.pa.us/bbvs

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Description: The mission of the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) is to assist Pennsylvanians with disabilities to secure and maintain employment and independence. OVR's Bureau of Blindness & Visual Services (BBVS) provides services to assist Pennsylvanians who are blind or visually impaired to work and maintain independent lives. BBVS has six district offices that provide a wide range of services throughout Pennsylvania.
Paul Belschner, ISR
1022 Anderson Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15209
412-779-1344 (Voice)
FAX: 412-821-3590

E-mail: paul@speak-n-read.com
Website: www.speak-n-read.com

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm / 24 hours via Website

Description: We provide a voice to text translator for immediate communications for the deaf and hard of hearing for one to one communications.
Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation (PATF)
1004 West 9th Avenue, 1st Floor
King of Prussia, PA 19406
888-744-1938 (Voice/TTY)
FAX: 484-674-0510

E-mail: patf@patf.us
Website: www.patf.us

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 5:30 pm

Description: The Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation provides low-interest loans to people with disabilities and older Pennsylvanians for the purchase of assistive technology devices and services. PATF also provides consumers with information about other funding resources. Eligibility requirements: PA resident, able to repay a loan. People of all income levels, disability diagnoses, and residents from all geographic regions are served.
PA's Assistive Technology Lending Library
PA's Initiative on Assistive Technology
1601 N. Board Street, Suite 610
Philadelphia, PA 19122
800-204-7428 (Voice)
866-268-0579 (TTY)
FAX: 215-204-9371

E-mail: ATlend@temple.edu
Website: http://disabilities.temple.edu/atlend

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Description: The Assistive Technology (AT) Lending Library is a program that allows Pennsylvanians of any age and ability to borrow AT devices, at no cost, to try at work, school, home, or in their neighborhood. This short-term loan program allows individuals with disabilities to "try before they buy," and helps them and their families make an informed choice before they purchase a device.
Pennsylvania's Initiative on Assistive Technology (PIAT)
Institute on Disabilities at Temple University
1601 N. Board Street, Suite 610
Philadelphia, PA 19122
800-204-7428 (Voice)
866-268-0579 (TTY)
FAX: 215-204-9371

E-mail: ATinfo@temple.edu
Website: http://disabilities.temple.edu/programs/assistive/

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Description: PIAT offers information and referral about assistive technology (AT), device demonstrations, and awareness-level presentations. PIAT also operates Pennsylvania's AT Lending Library, a free, state-supported program that loans AT devices to Pennsylvanians of all ages. This program allows you to try a device for a limited time to be sure it meets your needs. PIAT also operates a Recycled and Exchanged Equipment Partnership (REEP) which is a network of programs offering ways for people to obtain, donate, or sell AT equipment.
Telecommunication Device Distribution Program (TDDP)
PA-s Initiative on Assistive Technology
1601 N. Board Street, Suite 610
Philadelphia, PA 19122
800-204-7428 (Voice)
866-268-0579 (TTY)
FAX: 215-204-9371

E-mail: TDDP@temple.edu
Website: http://disabilities.temple.edu/programs/assistive/tddp/

Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday - 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Description: The TDDP provides specialized telecommunications devices, such as text telephones and amplifiers, at no charge to qualifying persons who are deaf or hard of hearing, have speech and language disorders, have a physical or cognitive disability that prevents them from using standard telecommunication equipment, or who have gross incomes of less than 200% of the federal poverty level. Other qualifications that must be met in order to participate in the TDDP include: Pennsylvania residency, qualified disability, must be at least 6 years old, must have phone service and the ability to learn how to use the telecommunications device.
Teltex, Inc.
1081 West Innovation Drive
Kearney, MO 64060
888-515-8120 (Voice)
816-628-1949 (Other)
FAX: 816-635-4043

E-mail: info@teltex.com
Website: www.teltex.com

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (Central Time)

Description: Teltex is setting the mark when it comes to providing equipment for the deaf and hard of hearing. Since we specialize in amplified phones, TTY's, unique notification and Smoke Detection Systems we provide extra support after the purchase by answering any questions you may have. Your satisfaction is guaranteed before, during, and after the sale.

Captioning

 
Archive Reporting & Captioning Service, Inc.
2336 North Second Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110
1-800-870-1795 (Voice)
717-234-5922 (Other)
FAX: 717-234-6190

E-mail: archivereporting@comcast.net
AIM Screen Name: archivedebbie
Website: www.archivereporting.net

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
CART and captioning services are provided 24/7

Description: Nationally certified CART and broadcast captioners with over 20 years of experience. We provide statewide as well as nationwide coverage of both onsite and remote captioning for schools, universities, business meetings, seminars, appointments, churches, and television stations. We currently hold seats on PA Hearing Loss Association, PA Court Reporters Association, and NCRA's CART Advisory Council. We pride ourselves on being friendly, affordable, and easy to work with - even on short notice.
ClosedCaption Maker
1955 Kensington Street
Harrisburg, PA 17104
717-695-7981 (Voice)

E-mail: wGallant@CCmaker.com
Website: www.CCmaker.com

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Description: We add subtitles/captions to video; broadcast and streaming. Cost is $3-$4 per minute of video.
Karasch & Associates
1646 West Chester Pike
Suite 4
West Chester, PA 19382
800-621-5689 (Voice)
484-947-7759 (Other)
Fax: 610-696-2008
Calling Instructions: Clients can call the 800# and hit option 5 for captioning services. Cell phones can be used for texting.

E-mail: cart@karasch.com
Website: www.karasch.com

Hours of Operation: Karasch is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Our phones are manned by our knowledgeable staff who can assist you.

Description: Karasch & Associates provides all forms of captioning on-site and via remote, locally, regionally, nationally and internationally: Broadcast Captioning, Computer Aided Real Time (CART), Individual and Large screen service, Transcription; Off-Line and Encoding Services, Remote Sign Language, On-site Sign Language
Rebecca Tallarico Certified Cart Provider
5826 Meadow Drive
Orefield, PA 18069
610-391-0103 (Voice)
610-390-6617 (Other)
FAX: 610-481-0103

E-mail: rtallar@ptd.net
AIM screen name: Rebecca Tallarico

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 7:00 am to 6:00 pm

Description: CART & Captioning Services provides CART and Captioning Service both on site and remotely for the deaf and hard of hearing in accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act.
VITAC
101 Hillpointe Drive
Canonsburg, PA 15317
724-514-4000 (Voice)
FAX: 724-514-4111

E-mail: heather-y@vitac.com
Website: www.vitac.com

Hours of Operation: Open 24/7/365

Description: VITAC is the nation's leading provider of closed captioning and other accessible media services, with offices in Los Angeles, CA, Washington, DC, and headquarters in Canonsburg, PA. VITAC provides closed captioning for broadcast, cable, DVD, teleconferences and Internet programs worldwide. Among the company's largest clients are NBC Universal, BBC America, BET, CBS, CNN, C-SPAN, Discovery Networks, FOX, FSN, MTV Networks, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Turner Broadcasting, Warner Bros. Television, The Weather Channel and the Federal Government. VITAC is the exclusive captioning provider for the Commonwealth's Media Services Department, many Pennsylvania television stations, and the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
 

Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART)

 
Archive Reporting & Captioning Service, Inc.
2336 North Second Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110
1-800-870-1795 (Voice)
717-234-5922 (Other)
FAX: 717-234-6190

E-mail: archivereporting@comcast.net
AIM Screen Name: archivedebbie
Website: www.archivereporting.net

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
CART and captioning services are provided 24/7

Description: Nationally certified CART and broadcast captioners with over 20 years of experience. We provide statewide as well as nationwide coverage of both onsite and remote captioning for schools, universities, business meetings, seminars, appointments, churches, and television stations. We currently hold seats on PA Hearing Loss Association, PA Court Reporters Association, and NCRA's CART Advisory Council. We pride ourselves on being friendly, affordable, and easy to work with - even on short notice.
Deaf-Hearing Communication Centre, Inc. (DHCC)
630 Fairview Road, Suite 100
Swarthmore, PA 19081-2335
610-604-0450 or 0452 (Voice/TTY)
FAX: 610-604-0456

E-mail: info@dhcc.org
Website: www.dhcc.org

Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Medical and Police Emergencies: Monday to Friday - 5:00 pm to 6:00 am
Weekends: Call 610-604-0452

Description: DHCC is a non-profit organization that provides service primarily in the 5 counties of the Philadelphia Region, southern NJ and northern Delaware. Will serve beyond these counties if possible. DHCC provides Sign Language Interpreting, CART, Sign Language Classes, Sensitivity Training, Workshops, Advocacy, Information and Referral. We have a Board of Directors with a majority of Deaf and hard of hearing directors. Since 1972, DHCC has promoted its mission to provide communication access and cultural awareness to the Deaf, hard of hearing and hearing communities.
Interpretype, L.L.C.
3301 Brighton Henrietta TL Road, Suite 200
Rochester, NY 14623
585-272-1155 (Voice)
585-272-1434 (TTY)
877-345-3182 (Toll Free)

E-mail: Bruce.Craig@Interpretype.com
Website: www.Interpretype.com

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Description: Communication Technology that businesses and organizations use to make their services and career opportunities more accessible to people who have communication disabilities.
Karasch & Associates
1646 West Chester Pike
Suite 4
West Chester, PA 19382
800-621-5689 (Voice)
484-947-7759 (Other)
Fax: 610-696-2008
Calling Instructions: Clients can call the 800# and hit option 5 for captioning services. Cell phones can be used for texting.

E-mail: cart@karasch.com
Website: www.karasch.com

Hours of Operation: Karasch is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Our phones are manned by our knowledgeable staff who can assist you.

Description: Karasch & Associates provides all forms of captioning on-site and via remote, locally, regionally, nationally and internationally: Broadcast Captioning, Computer Aided Real Time (CART), Individual and Large screen service, Transcription; Off-Line and Encoding Services, Remote Sign Language, On-site Sign Language
Language Services Associates, Inc.
607 N. Easton Road
Building C
Willow Grove, PA 19090
215-657-6571 ext. 141 (Voice)
1-800-305-0673 ext. 141 (Other)
FAX: 215-657-6057

E-mail: sdunleavy@lsaweb.com
Website: www.lsaweb.com

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 5:30 pm

Description: LSA is a national, full-service language company providing ASL interpretation, transliteration, Deaf-Blind interpretation, remote CART services and Deaf Awareness Sensitivity Training Workshops.
Rebecca Tallarico Certified Cart Provider
5826 Meadow Drive
Orefield, PA 18069
610-391-0103 (Voice)
610-390-6617 (Other)
FAX: 610-481-0103

E-mail: rtallar@ptd.net
AIM screen name: Rebecca Tallarico

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 7:00 am to 6:00 pm

Description: CART & Captioning Services provides CART and Captioning Service both on site and remotely for the deaf and hard of hearing in accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act.
Steel City Interpreters LLC
834 Beech Avenue, Suite 3
Pittsburgh, PA 15233
412-596-4640 (Voice/Text)
FAX: 412-831-9997
Calling instructions: Calls answered 24/7. Relay calls/texting accepted.

E-mail: contact@steelcityinterpreters.com
AIM screen name: steelcityterp
Website: www.steelcityinterpreters.com

Hours of Operation: Available to take requests 24/7/365

Description: We are the only Pittsburgh area agency offering both interpreting and CART services as well as requiring all of our ASL interpreters to be nationally certified.
VITAC
101 Hillpointe Drive
Canonsburg, PA 15317
724-514-4000 (Voice)
FAX: 724-514-4111

E-mail: heather-y@vitac.com
Website: www.vitac.com
Hours of Operation: Open 24/7/365

Description: VITAC is the nation's leading provider of closed captioning and other accessible media services, with offices in Los Angeles, CA, Washington, DC, and headquarters in Canonsburg, PA. VITAC provides closed captioning for broadcast, cable, DVD, teleconferences and Internet programs worldwide. Among the company's largest clients are NBC Universal, BBC America, BET, CBS, CNN, C-SPAN, Discovery Networks, FOX, FSN, MTV Networks, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Turner Broadcasting, Warner Bros. Television, The Weather Channel and the Federal Government. VITAC is the exclusive captioning provider for the Commonwealth's Media Services Department, many Pennsylvania television stations, and the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
Word Stream Captioning
Rebecca Tallarico, CCP, CBC
5826 Meadow Drive
Orefield, PA 18069
610-390-6617 (Voice)
FAX: 610-481-0103
Calling instructions: Please feel free to call at any time

E-mail: rtallar@ptd.net
AIM screen name: BeckyTallarico

Hours of Operation: Available at all times

Description: Word Stream Captioning provides captioning and CART services for the deaf and hard of hearing and for those for whom English is a second language. We have been providing services for over ten years. We have certified captioners experienced in a variety of settings.

Cochlear Implants

 
Associated Otolaryngologists of PA, Inc.
880 Poplar Church Road
Camp Hill, PA 17011
34 Northeast Drive
Hershey, PA 17033
4854 Londonderry Road
Harrisburg, PA 17109
717-652-7774 (Voice)
717-763-7400 (Camp Hill)
717-835-1900 (Hershey)
FAX: 717-652-8113

E-mail: scrabin@comcast.net

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (Camp Hill and Hershey); 8:30 am to 4:00 pm (Harrisburg)

Description: Otolaryngologists and audiologists on staff. Medical evaluation, hearing aid assessments and fittings, cochlear implants, Bone Anchored Hearing aids, Balance studies, Auditory Brainstem testing. Patients are seen by appointment only.
Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech
Bryn Mawr Location
455 South Roberts Road
Bryn Mawr, PA 19083
Philadelphia Location
625 Wister St.
Philadelphia, PA 19144
610-525-9600 (Voice)
FAX: 610-525-9655

E-mail: jsexton@clarkeschools.org
Website: http://clarkeschools.org

Hours of Operation: Varies depending on type and frequency of service. 8:00 am-5:00 pm daily

Description: Clarke provides children who are deaf and hard of hearing with the listening, learning and spoken language skills they need to succeed. Clarke's Bryn Mawr and Philadelphia campuses serve children from birth to age 6 through early intervention and preschool programs. We provide mainstreaming and speech and language services to children of all ages. We offer a unique learning environment designed to maximize each child's development, while building their self-confidence and preparing them for success beyond Clarke. Clarke partners with parents to provide the skills, knowledge and support they need to help their children reach their full potential. Children and families come to our campuses from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.
DePaul School for Hearing and Speech
6202 Alder Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
412-924-1012 (Voice/TTY)
FAX: 412-924-1036

E-mail: mk@depaulinst.com
Website: www.speakmiracles.org

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm (School hours 8:00 am to 3:00 pm from late August through early June)

Description: DePaul School for Hearing and Speech is a state-approved, private magnet school serving deaf and hard of hearing children from birth through grade 8. DePaul's programs are tuition-free to parents and caregivers of approved students. Programs include: early intervention services for children birth to 3 years; a center-based toddler program for children ages 18 months to 3 years; a preschool for children ages 3 to 5 years and a comprehensive, academic program for grades K – 8. Clinical services include speech therapy, cochlear implant habilitation services, audiological support including cochlear implant mapping, physical and occupational therapy, mainstreaming support, parent education programs and a parent support group.
Western PA School for the Deaf
300 E. Swissvale Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15218
412-371-7000 (Voice/TTY)
800-624-3323 (Other)
FAX: 412-244-4223

Website: www.wpsd.org

Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday 7:30 am to 8:00 pm; Friday 7:30 am to 3:30 pm; Sunday 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Description: Located in Pittsburgh, with approximately 250 students from 100 school districts and 30 counties throughout the state, WPSD is the largest comprehensive tuition-free educational institution for deaf and hard-of-hearing students in Pennsylvania. Providing education services from birth through high school, WPSD's accessible communication environment enables all students to reach their fullest potential in both deaf and hearing communities.
Western PA School for the Deaf CORES Program - Deaf Education Program
3820 Hartzdale Drive
Camp Hill, PA 17011
717-909-5577 (Voice)
717-909-5588 (TTY) 717-909-5588 (Videophone)
FAX: 717-909-5599

E-mail: jwells@wpsd.org
Website: www.wpsd.org

Hours of Operation: Regular business hours and appointments

Description: The CORES Center provides Community Audiological and Speech Services, Educational Consultant Services, Sign Language Classes, Interpreting Services, Technical Assistance for Teachers and Staff, as well as Training, Workshops and Seminars. CORES services are available to children, youth and adults both in school settings as well as in the community. CORES offers programs to school districts and other service providers across Pennsylvania.

County Agencies

 
Dauphin County Area Agency on Aging
2 South 2nd Street, 3rd Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17101
717-780-6130 (Voice)
FAX: 717-255-2792

Website: www.dauphincounty.org/human-services/area-agency-on-aging/

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Protective Services 24 Hours/365 days a year

Description: Provides programs and services to Dauphin County residents age 60 and over.
Delaware County Office of Housing and Community Development
600 North Jackson Street
Suite 101
Media, PA 19063-2561
610-891-5425 (Voice)
800-654-5984 (TTY)
Fax: 610-566-0532

E-mail: OHCD@co.delaware.pa.us
Website: www.co.delaware.pa.us

Hours of Operation: Monday thru Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Excluding Holidays

Description: The mission of the Office of Housing and Community Development (OHCD) is to promote sound housing and community development in Delaware County with the use of federal, state and local resources. OHCD, under the direction of Linda F. Hill, is responsible for the planning, administration and oversight of three federal programs: the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), the HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) and Emergency Solutions Grants (H/ESG) Programs. The office is also charged with oversight of state revitalization initiatives funded through the Department of Community and Economic Development.

Drug & Alcohol

 
Center for Hearing Loss Help
49 Piston Court
Stewartstown, PA 17363
717-993-8555 (Voice)
FAX: 717-993-6661

E-mail: info@hearinglosshelp.com
Website: www.hearinglosshelp.com

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm - Personal Consultation by appointment only.

Description: The Center for Hearing Loss Help helps people live successful and fulfilling lives in spite of their hearing losses by providing them with information, counsel, support, books and selected quality assistive products that help them successfully deal with the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of living with hearing loss, tinnitus (and other phantom sounds), balance issues and other ear-related problems.

Education

 
American Society for Deaf Children (ASDC)
3820 Hartzdale Drive
Camp Hill, PA 17011
717-703-0073 (Voice/TTY)
717-909-5588 (Videophone)
FAX: 717-909-5599

E-mail: asdc1@aol.com
Website: www.deafchildren.org

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Description: ASDC was founded in 1967 as a parent-helping-parent organization. Today, ASDC is a national, independent non-profit organization whose purpose is providing support, encouragement, and information to families raising children who are deaf or hard of hearing. ASDC recognizes the crucial role families play in the success of children who are deaf or hard of hearing. We affirm that families are capable and willing to guide their children's lives. Parents have the right and responsibility to participate in decisions regarding their children's educational and social development. ASDC supplies the information and support families request to ensure that their decisions and actions are based on up-to-date and accurate knowledge.
Berks Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
201 West Wyoming Blvd.
West Lawn, PA 19609
610-685-4520 (Voice)
610-685-4525 (TTY/Videophone)
610-223-2518 (Static IP Address)
610-823-2139 (Other)
FAX: 610-685-4526

E-mail: bdhhs@bdhhs.org
Website: www.bdhhs.org

Hours of Operation: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Wednesday 8:00 am to 7:00 pm Friday 8:00 am to 1:00 pm

Description: The mission of Berks Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (BDHHS) is to provide services, resources, social opportunities, education and advocacy for the deaf, hard of hearing and hearing individuals in Berks and surrounding counties. BDHHS provides interpreting services 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Also has a Client Consultant and Job Coach.
Bloomsburg University
400 E. Second Street
Navy Hall 214
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
570-389-4147 (Voice/TTY)
570-389-4080 (Videophone)
FAX: 570-389-3980

E-mail: jbentley@bloomu.edu
Website: www.bloomu.edu/prospective/programs/asl.php

Hours of Operation: Interpreting and ASL classes are offered during the fall and spring semesters.

Description: The Interpreting Program at Bloomsburg University is intended for individuals seeking to become ASL/ English interpreters for the Deaf/ Hard of Hearing. This program is a four years culminating with a Bachelors degree in ASL/English Interpreting. It is an austere and highly competitive course of study, which requires copious amounts of hands-on training that is obtained through in-class practice and personal interaction with the Deaf community. A combination of empirical knowledge as well as practical application will be employed in order to achieve the level of excellence required in the field of interpreting.
Bloomsburg Univeristy - Deaf Education Program
200 East Second Street
103 Navy Hall Bloomsburg University
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
570-389-4092 (Voice)
570-389-4439 (TTY)
FAX: 570-389-3980
IP Address: 148.137.88.234

E-mail: sslike@bloomu.edu
Website: http://departments.bloomu.edu/deafed

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Description: University program for preparing teachers of the deaf and hard of hearing.
Capital Area Intermediate Unit
55 Miller Street
Summerdale, PA 17093
717-732-8400 (Voice/Videophone)
717-732-8422 (TTY)
FAX: 717-732-8414

Website: www.caiu.org

Description: The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program provides services for children from birth through school age with a diagnosed hearing loss who reside in Cumberland, Perry, Dauphin and Northern York Counties. Provides a continuum of services for students including classroom placement, itinerant services, early intervention and preschool in addition to assessment and/or consultation services for families and schools. A certified educational audiologist is also on staff.
Center for Independent Living of Central PA
207 House Avenue, Suite 107
Camp Hill, PA 17011
717-731-1900 (Voice)
717-737-1335 (TTY) 1-800-323-6060 (Toll Free Voice)
1-800-829-7404 (Toll Free TTY)
FAX: 717-731-8150

E-mail: office@cilcp.org
Website: www.cilcp.org

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Description: Center for Independent Living of Central PA is a non-profit, community based resource and advocacy center which is managed by and for people with disabilities. The goal is to provide relationships and resources to empower people with physical, mental, cognitive and sensory disabilities to direct their own lives and experience success as active participants in society. Advocates for system changes that result in equality, dignity and freedom of choice and eliminates barriers that prevent people with disabilities from achieving their full potential.
Choices for Children Parent Infant Program
300 E. Swissvale Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15218
412-244-4261 (Voice/TTY)
412-244-9261 (Videophone)
FAX: 412-244-1538

E-mail: nbenham@wpsd.org
Website: www.wpsd.org/choicesforchildren/index.html

Description: Provides early intervention services to families who have deaf or hard of hearing infants and toddlers. Services include: audiological evaluations, speech language therapy and early language development. Communication modes include: speech, audition and sign language.
Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech
Bryn Mawr Location
455 South Roberts Road
Bryn Mawr, PA 19083
Philadelphia Location
625 Wister St.
Philadelphia, PA 19144
610-525-9600 (Voice)
FAX: 610-525-9655

E-mail: jsexton@clarkeschools.org
Website: http://clarkeschools.org

Hours of Operation: Varies depending on type and frequency of service. 8:00 am-5:00 pm daily

Description: Clarke provides children who are deaf and hard of hearing with the listening, learning and spoken language skills they need to succeed. Clarke's Bryn Mawr and Philadelphia campuses serve children from birth to age 6 through early intervention and preschool programs. We provide mainstreaming and speech and language services to children of all ages. We offer a unique learning environment designed to maximize each child's development, while building their self-confidence and preparing them for success beyond Clarke. Clarke partners with parents to provide the skills, knowledge and support they need to help their children reach their full potential. Children and families come to our campuses from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.
Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services of Lancaster County
150 Farmington Lane, #5
Lancaster, PA 17601
717-397-4741 (Voice)
717-397-4741 (TTY)
717-283-4189 (Videophone)
FAX: 717-291-1830

E-mail: info@dhhslancaster.org
Website: www.dhhslancaster.org

Hours of Operation: Office hours: Monday-Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm or by appointment
ASL Interpreting 24/7

Description: The mission of Deaf & Hard of Services (DHHS) is to enhance the quality of life and encourage independence for those who are Deaf or hard of hearing. The vision of DHHS is to make life in Lancaster County and beyond a barrier-free experience. In support of these statements, DHHS provides a broad range of services and programs including advocacy, assistive devices, case management, diagnostic hearing evaluations/hearing aid dispensing, American Sign Language interpreting, and workshops. DHHS has begun a program to help people with emergency planning and also emergency services during crises in Pennsylvania.
Deaf-Hearing Communication Centre, Inc. (DHCC)
630 Fairview Road, Suite 100
Swarthmore, PA 19081-2335
610-604-0450 or 0452 (Voice/TTY)
FAX: 610-604-0456

E-mail: info@dhcc.org
Website: www.dhcc.org

Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Medical and Police Emergencies: Monday to Friday - 5:00 pm to 6:00 am
Weekends: Call 610-604-0452

Description: DHCC is a non-profit organization that provides service primarily in the 5 counties of the Philadelphia Region, southern NJ and northern Delaware. Will serve beyond these counties if possible. DHCC provides Sign Language Interpreting, CART, Sign Language Classes, Sensitivity Training, Workshops, Advocacy, Information and Referral. We have a Board of Directors with a majority of Deaf and hard of hearing directors. Since 1972, DHCC has promoted its mission to provide communication access and cultural awareness to the Deaf, hard of hearing and hearing communities.
DePaul School for Hearing and Speech
6202 Alder Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
412-924-1012 (Voice/TTY)
FAX: 412-924-1036

E-mail: depaulschool@depaulinst.com
Website: www.speakmiracles.org

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm (School hours 8:00 am to 3:00 pm from late August through early June)

Description: DePaul School for Hearing and Speech is a state-approved, private magnet school serving deaf and hard of hearing children from birth through grade 8. DePaul's programs are tuition-free to parents and caregivers of approved students. Programs include: early intervention services for children birth to 3 years; a center-based toddler program for children ages 18 months to 3 years; a preschool for children ages 3 to 5 years and a comprehensive, academic program for grades K – 8. Clinical services include speech therapy, cochlear implant habilitation services, audiological support including cochlear implant mapping, physical and occupational therapy, mainstreaming support, parent education programs and a parent support group.
Education of the Deaf/HH Program
103 Navy Hall
Bloomsburg University
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
570-389-4092 (Voice)
570-389-4439 (Other)
FAX: 570-389-3980

E-mail: sslike@bloomu.edu
Website: http://departments.bloomu.edu/deafed/

Hours of Operation: Year Round

Description: The Education of the Deaf/HH Program at Bloomsburg University is a graduate Master of Science degree Program. It is certified nationally as a Comprehensive Program by the Council on Education of the Deaf (CED) and state certified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE).
Fulton Theatre
12 N. Prince Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
717-397-7425 (Box Office)
717-394-7133 (Administration)
FAX: 717-397-3780

E-mail: TaraPotterveld@aol.com
Website: www.thefulton.org

Description: The Fulton Theatre provides Sign Language interpreted shows, often employing Deaf interpreters and Deaf actors, seven times a year. We offer paid summer programs for Deaf and hearing youth, and classes for children all year.

Fulton Theatre: A regional professional theatre company nurturing the mind and soul of the community through a season of plays designed uniquely for today's audience and impacting the national theatre community by commissioning and producing world premieres and reimagined works of note.

The Academy of Theatre: A year round program of classes for adults and youth exploring the tools of theatre making and the wonders of creative expression.

Youtheatre: The nationally recognized program which gives voice to the underserved in our community, building plays from their own histories and changing lives in the process.

Fulton Theatre for Young Audiences: A series of programs including plays for families at the Fulton and on tour to schools throughout Pennsylvania (the largest arts touring program in the state) and numerous workshops and residencies in the schools.
Hearing Loss Association, Capital Region Chapter
P.O. Box 1553
Camp Hill, PA 17001
717-761-3632 (Voice)

E-mail: cdewane126@aol.com
Website: www.hlacapregion.org

Description: We provide support and information to hard of hearing people and their families. Monthly meetings are free and are held at the Giant Community Room, 2nd floor in the Camp Hill Shopping Center, Camp Hill, PA, 3301 Trindle Rd., (32nd & Market) the fourth Monday of each month at 7:00 PM. All meetings are captioned in real-time, in addition to providing audio-loop for T-switch users.
Hearing Loss Association of America - Central PA Chapter
1546 Kennelworth Court
State College, PA 16801
814-231-8284 (Voice)
877-243-2823 (CapTel Relay)
814-234-5095 (Voice phone)
FAX: 814-231-8284
Calling Instructions: Call through CapTel Relay using the number 877-243-5095 and the pound sign (#).

E-mail: hlaa-centralpa@hotmail.com
Website: http://groups.msn.com/HLAA-CentralPA

Hours of Operation: Generally meet the second Monday of every month at 7:00 pm in the Auditorium of Foxdale Village for Seniors, who sponsor HLAA. People of all ages are welcome.

Description: Provides advocacy and education and covers the broad areas of central Pennsylvania, Centre and surrounding counties. Not a formal office with walk-in hours. However, monthly meetings are available to help through email and/or by phone.
Hearing Loss Association of America Pennsylvania State Office
126 Cedarcroft Rd.
Kennett Sq., PA 19348
Contact information can be found on the website.
Calling Instructions: *For Central PA phone number, please first call the CapTel operator at 1-877-243-2823.

E-mail: director@hlaa-pa.org
Website: www.hlaa-pa.org

Description: Hearing Loss Association of America Pennsylvania State Office is the state office of Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), the nation's foremost membership and advocacy organization for people with hearing loss. HLAA opens the world of communication to people with hearing loss through information, education, support and advocacy. Local chapters and their meeting dates and locations are listed on the website.
Language Matters Inc.
PO Box 2466
King, NC 27021
336-769-0433 (Voice)
1-877-564-7333 (Other)
FAX: 336-769-0435
Calling Instructions: Currently voice-only message delivery

E-mail: admin@language-matters.com
Website: www.language-matters.com

Hours of Operation: Monday - Typically 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EST; Onsite training hours to suit your needs.

Description: We are a tri-departmental organization based in North Carolina, providing service and training to many US states. Our Interpreting Matters department provides communication access between Deaf and Hearing people in a variety of settings, using cued language transliterators and signed language interpreters. Education Matters is our department that provides two one-of-a-kind training series; one specific to cued language transliteration and the other specific to signed language and spoken language interpretation. We also provide training work sessions to suit your specific needs. Media Matters covers a variety of products for practice and knowledge in support of interpreters and transliterators.
Language Services Associates, Inc.
607 N. Easton Road
Building C
Willow Grove, PA 19090
215-657-6571 ext. 141 (Voice)
1-800-305-0673 ext. 141 (Other)
FAX: 215-657-6057

E-mail: sdunleavy@lsaweb.com
Website: www.lsaweb.com

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 5:30 pm

Description: LSA is a national, full-service language company providing ASL interpretation, transliteration, Deaf-Blind interpretation, remote CART services and Deaf Awareness Sensitivity Training Workshops.
Northampton Community College
3835 Green Pond Road
Bethlehem, PA 18020
610-861-4559 (Voice)
FAX: 610-861-4575

E-mail: czanoni@northampton.edu
Website: www.northampton.edu

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Description: Large Community College in Eastern PA with vibrant Adult Enrichment Program that offers non-credit Sign Language classes.
Pennsylvania American Sign Language Teachers Association
2106 Plainview Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15226

E-mail: PAASLTA@hotmail.com
Website: http://www.aslta.org/chapters/PA

Description: The Pennsylvania American Sign Language Teachers Association (PA-ASLTA) is one of the Chapters under the national organization dedicated to the improvement of teaching ASL/Deaf Studies at all levels of instruction. Please consider joining us in our efforts in sharing and expanding your knowledge and cultural understanding of American Sign Language and Deaf Studies throughout the state of Pennsylvania. PA-ASLTA encourages you and all members to SUPPORT, PROMOTE, AND ADVANCE THE FIELD OF TEACHING ASL in settings from K - 12, post secondary, the workplace, and others. We invite you to browse our website for more information, please do not hesitate to contact us for assistance.
Pennsylvania Partnership for the Deafblind
74 Horn Road
Shippensburg PA 17257
717-319-4064 (Voice)

E-mail: shaffersms@gmail.com
Website: www.papdb.org

Description: Formed in 2007, the Pennsylvania Partnership for the Deafblind (PPDB) is an organized network of parents, family members, and individuals with deafblindness. We support our members as they deal with the daily issues of life, such as: relationships with family and friends, healthcare, education, employment, insurance, service providers, life transitions.
Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
100 W. School House Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19144
215-951-4700 (Voice)
267-331-4748 (Videophone)
FAX: 215-951-4708

E-mail: info@psd.org
Website: www.psd.org

Hours of Operation: Mondays through Fridays - 7:30 am to 5:00 pm

Description: Founded in 1820, PSD is the 3rd oldest school for the Deaf in the United States, and currently educates about 200 deaf and hard of hearing students, ages 3 -21, in preschool through high school classes. PSD also offers an Early Intervention program for newly diagnosed deaf infants and toddlers with services provided at PSD and off-site. The school educates an ethnically and geographically diverse student body, and while the majority of students live in the city of Philadelphia, we also have students from Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Berks counties as well as southern New Jersey. At PSD students learn in the language most appropriate for them-- American Sign Language as well as written and spoken English.
St. Vincent de Paul Hear Fayette Program
70 N. Mt. Vernon Ave.
Uniontown, PA 15401
724-439-1780 (Voice)
Calling Instructions: Call and leave a message.

E-mail: hearfayette@gmail.com
Website: www.stvincentdepauluniontown.org

Hours of Operation: Phone calls anytime. Thursday and Saturday 10 am to 3 pm

Description: SVdP Hear Fayette Program is a resource for persons who are hard of hearing or deaf. We educate the community and people with hearing loss. We have a women's support group; provide one-on-one computer lessons; sign language lessons; sign language practice group; provide referrals;serve as a PIAT TDDP volunteer center; develop projects such as the Highway Hearing Safety program which provides visor cards for persons who cannot hear while driving; publish a newsletter of reliable and up-to-date information for the target groups; maintain an identity on Facebook and connect via Internet to persons who are HoH, Deaf, and Deaf-blind. Always available either in person, by phone, or online.
VOICES (Value Our Innocent Children's Ears & Speech
1490 Fox Hollow Road
Williamsport, PA 17701
570-320-7701 (Voice/TTY)

E-mail: voices3@email.com

Description: Provides advocacy and support for families of children who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Western PA School for the Deaf
300 E. Swissvale Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15218
412-371-7000 (Voice/TTY)
800-624-3323 (Other)
FAX: 412-244-4223

Website: www.wpsd.org

Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday 7:30 am to 8:00 pm; Friday 7:30 am to 3:30 pm; Sunday 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Description: Located in Pittsburgh, with approximately 250 students from 100 school districts and 30 counties throughout the state, WPSD is the largest comprehensive tuition-free educational institution for deaf and hard-of-hearing students in Pennsylvania. Providing education services from birth through high school, WPSD's accessible communication environment enables all students to reach their fullest potential in both deaf and hearing communities.
Western PA School for the Deaf CORES Program - Deaf Education Program
3820 Hartzdale Drive
Camp Hill, PA 17011
717-909-5577 (Voice)
717-909-5588 (TTY) 717-909-5588 (Videophone)
FAX: 717-909-5599

E-mail: jwells@wpsd.org
Website: www.wpsd.org

Hours of Operation: Regular business hours and appointments

Description: The CORES Center provides Community Audiological and Speech Services, Educational Consultant Services, Sign Language Classes, Interpreting Services, Technical Assistance for Teachers and Staff, as well as Training, Workshops and Seminars. CORES services are available to children, youth and adults both in school settings as well as in the community. CORES offers programs to school districts and other service providers across Pennsylvania.

Employment

 
Center for Community & Professional Services
Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
100 W. School House Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19144
215-754-4770 (Voice)
215-754-4770 (TTY)
267-331-4372 (Videophone)
FAX: 215-754-4792

E-mail: ccps@psd.org
Website: www.psd.org/page.cfm?p=414

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Description: The Center for Community & Professional Services (CCPS) at PSD is a resource center conducting outreach activities to assist members of the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Hearing communities. CCPS manages the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Job Center supported by the PA Office of Vocational Rehabilitation and private sources. The Job Center offers job readiness, job search, and job coaching services to deaf and hard of hearing adults, ages 18 and up. Social work, job readiness and job development professionals work as a team through classes, workshops, and individual consultations. On-the-job support is provided for employees and employers.
Dickinson Center Inc
1 N. Main Street, Suite 301
Coudersport, PA 16915
814-260-0088 (Voice)
Calling Instructions: to speak to the program manager dial the number listed above and choose # 3 on the phone chain

E-mail: rose.carpenter@dickinsoncenter.org
Website: www.dmhc.org

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Description: Dickinsons employment support service assist individuals who have disabliites obtain employment in the community settings. we contract through the Office of Vocationa Rehabilitation services and our local county offices.
Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, Bureau of Blindness & Visual Services
Central Office
1521 N. 6th Street
Harrisburg, PA 17102
1-800-622-2842 (Voice)
1-866-830-7327 (TTY)
717-787-3201 (Other)
FAX: 717-787-3210

www.dli.state.pa.us/bbvs

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Description: The mission of the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) is to assist Pennsylvanians with disabilities to secure and maintain employment and independence. OVR's Bureau of Blindness & Visual Services (BBVS) provides services to assist Pennsylvanians who are blind or visually impaired to work and maintain independent lives. BBVS has six district offices that provide a wide range of services throughout Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania Client Assistance Program
1617 JFK Blvd., Suite 800
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-557-7112 (Voice/TTY)
1-888-745-2357 (Voice/TTY, toll free in PA)
FAX: 215-557-7602

E-mail: Padislaw@aol.com
Website: www.navba.org

Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Description: CAP is the Statewide advocate for people with disabilities who need assistance with the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR), Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services (BBVS), Centers for Independent Living (CIL) and other programs funded under Title I of the Rehabilitation Act.
The National Association of Virtual Bankruptcy Assistants
1601 West Fifth Avenue, Suite 123
Columbis, OH 43212-2303
614-875-4496 (Voice)
FAX: 614-355-0184
Calling Instructions: Call during office hours (eastern standard time)

E-mail: victoria@713training.com
Website: www.equalemployment.org

Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday - 10:00 am to 7:00 pm

Description: A national organization that provides ongoing training and support to virtual bankruptcy assistants who prepare Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy petitions for attorneys nationwide.
 

Family Resources

 
American Society for Deaf Children (ASDC)
3820 Hartzdale Drive
Camp Hill, PA 17011
717-703-0073 (Voice/TTY)
717-909-5588 (Videophone)
FAX: 717-909-5599

E-mail: asdc1@aol.com
Website: www.deafchildren.org

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Description: ASDC was founded in 1967 as a parent-helping-parent organization. Today, ASDC is a national, independent non-profit organization whose purpose is providing support, encouragement, and information to families raising children who are deaf or hard of hearing. ASDC recognizes the crucial role families play in the success of children who are deaf or hard of hearing. We affirm that families are capable and willing to guide their children's lives. Parents have the right and responsibility to participate in decisions regarding their children's educational and social development. ASDC supplies the information and support families request to ensure that their decisions and actions are based on up-to-date and accurate knowledge.
Berks Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
201 West Wyoming Blvd.
West Lawn, PA 19609
610-685-4520 (Voice)
610-685-4525 (TTY/Videophone)
610-223-2518 (Static IP Address)
610-823-2139 (Other)
FAX: 610-685-4526

E-mail: bdhhs@bdhhs.org
Website: www.bdhhs.org

Hours of Operation: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Wednesday 8:00 am to 7:00 pm Friday 8:00 am to 1:00 pm

Description: The mission of Berks Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (BDHHS) is to provide services, resources, social opportunities, education and advocacy for the deaf, hard of hearing and hearing individuals in Berks and surrounding counties. BDHHS provides interpreting services 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Also has a Client Consultant and Job Coach.
Center for Hearing and Deaf Services
1945 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
412-281-1375 (Voice/TTY)
FAX: 412-281-6564

Website: www.hdscenter.org

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm - Interpreting Dept. 24/7 accessed via main phone number

Description: Center for Hearing and Deaf Services provides a diverse and affordable program of quality diagnostic, rehabilitative and supportive services designed to address problems experienced by children and adults who are deaf, hard of hearing, or deafblind, and serve as an information and referral source for this population and general public. The programs and services we provide are the Assistive Device Center, Hearing Rehabilitation Services, HDS Westmoreland, Behavioral Health Services, Deaf Youth Program, Life Skills Program, and the Interpreting Services Program.
Center for Independent Living of Central PA
207 House Avenue, Suite 107
Camp Hill, PA 17011
717-731-1900 (Voice)
717-737-1335 (TTY) 1-800-323-6060 (Toll Free Voice)
1-800-829-7404 (Toll Free TTY)
FAX: 717-731-8150

E-mail: office@cilcp.org
Website: www.cilcp.org

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Description: Center for Independent Living of Central PA is a non-profit, community based resource and advocacy center which is managed by and for people with disabilities. The goal is to provide relationships and resources to empower people with physical, mental, cognitive and sensory disabilities to direct their own lives and experience success as active participants in society. Advocates for system changes that result in equality, dignity and freedom of choice and eliminates barriers that prevent people with disabilities from achieving their full potential.
Choices for Children Parent Infant Program
300 E. Swissvale Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15218
412-244-4261 (Voice/TTY)
412-244-9261 (Videophone)
FAX: 412-244-1538

E-mail: nbenham@wpsd.org
Website: www.wpsd.org/choicesforchildren

Description: Provides early intervention services to families who have deaf or hard of hearing infants and toddlers. Services include: audiological evaluations, speech language therapy and early language development. Communication modes include: speech, audition and sign language.
Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech
Bryn Mawr Location
455 South Roberts Road
Bryn Mawr, PA 19083
Philadelphia Location
625 Wister St.
Philadelphia, PA 19144
610-525-9600 (Voice)
FAX: 610-525-9655

E-mail: jsexton@clarkeschools.org
Website: http://clarkeschools.org

Hours of Operation: Varies depending on type and frequency of service. 8:00 am-5:00 pm daily

Description: Clarke provides children who are deaf and hard of hearing with the listening, learning and spoken language skills they need to succeed. Clarke's Bryn Mawr and Philadelphia campuses serve children from birth to age 6 through early intervention and preschool programs. We provide mainstreaming and speech and language services to children of all ages. We offer a unique learning environment designed to maximize each child's development, while building their self-confidence and preparing them for success beyond Clarke. Clarke partners with parents to provide the skills, knowledge and support they need to help their children reach their full potential. Children and families come to our campuses from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.
DePaul School for Hearing and Speech
6202 Alder Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
412-924-1012 (Voice/TTY)
FAX: 412-924-1036

E-mail: mk@depaulinst.com
Website: www.speakmiracles.org

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm (School hours 8:00 am to 3:00 pm from late August through early June)

Description: DePaul School for Hearing and Speech is a state-approved, private magnet school serving deaf and hard of hearing children from birth through grade 8. DePaul's programs are tuition-free to parents and caregivers of approved students. Programs include: early intervention services for children birth to 3 years; a center-based toddler program for children ages 18 months to 3 years; a preschool for children ages 3 to 5 years and a comprehensive, academic program for grades K – 8. Clinical services include speech therapy, cochlear implant habilitation services, audiological support including cochlear implant mapping, physical and occupational therapy, mainstreaming support, parent education programs and a parent support group.
Family Wellness Program, Center for Childhood Communication, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
3405 Civic Center Blvd., Room 112
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-590-7453 (Voice)
IP: 159.14.201.233
FAX: 215-590-7172

E-mail: montoya@email.chop.edu
AIM Screen Name: deafcnsir
Website: www.chop.edu/ccc

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Description: Support families with hard of hearing or deaf members and the professionals who work these families to promote the child's and family's: Successful mental functioning, successful adaptation to child's hearing loss (or parents' hearing loss), satisfaction with familial and personal relationships, ability to adapt to change and adversity, competence through developing knowledge and skills. Services include: Consultations with families, professionals, and organizations, mental health evaluation and counseling services, suspected child abuse evaluations and recovery treatment, training, service system development and advocacy. No one communication philosophy is promoted over another. Each family's communication preferences are accommodated and fully respected.
Good Shepherd Mediation Center - Deaf & Hard of Hearing Mediation Program
Good Shepherd Mediation Center
5356 Chew Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19138
215-843-5413 (Voice/Videophone)
FAX: 215-843-2080

Website: www.phillymediators.org

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Description: Mediation services for people who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
Hands & Voices Guide By Your Side of PA
PaTTAN Harrisburg
6340 Flank Drive, Suite 600
Harrisburg, PA 17112
717-541-4960 ext. 3908 (Voice)
800-360-7282 ext. 3908 (In PA only)

E-mail: agaspich@pattan.net
Website: www.paearlyhearing.org

Description: Hands & Voices Guide By Your Side (GBYS) of PA is a specialized parent support program that links families of infants and toddlers newly identified with deafness and hearing loss throughout Pennsylvania with trained and experienced Parent Guides. Parent Guides are other parents of children with deafness and hearing loss who provide unbiased information, emotional support, and a perspective of optimism and hope on a shared journey. Services are free and confidential. Guide By Your Side is funded through the PA Department of Health. Families can sign up for a Parent Guide match at www.paearlyhearing.org/gbys.php or contact Anne Gaspich at 800-360-7282 ext. 3908 (In PA only) or 717-541-4960 ext. 3908 or email agaspich@pattan.net.
Little Rock Family Resource Room
Children's Seashore House, Room 126A
34th & Civic Center Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19104
267-426-7285 (Voice)

E-mail: huwies@email.chop.edu

Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Description: The resource room offers a broad range of services. Here you can learn about your child's condition, find hand-outs, brochures and publications, computer resources, telephones, alarm clocks and other alerting devices. In addition, we have catalogs that show the wide range of sophisticated assistive device available.
Medical Equipment Recycling Program
2200 Memorial Street
Farrell, PA 16121
724-983-8737 (Voice)
724-373-1997 (Other)
FAX: 724-983-8734

Hours of Operation: Mon - Fri 10:30 - 4:00 pm (Farrell, PA Office) Mon, Wed, & Fri 10-30 -4:00 pm (Greenville, PA Office)

Description: Life's Music Program: Thanks to the assistance and guidance of Dr. Catherine Palmer, Director of Audiology and Hearing Aids at UPMC, Quota International of Hermitage, PA, INC. and the Medical Equipment Recycling Program (MERP) are joining forces to bring a hearing aid refurbishing program to the Mercer County Area. Donated hearing aids will be reconditioned. Those in need of a hearing aid may contact MERP or Quota International of Hermitage and either obtain the hearing aid(s) at a substantially reduced rate, or if they meet the criteria, free of charge.
Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, Bureau of Blindness & Visual Services
Central Office
1521 N. 6th Street
Harrisburg, PA 17102
1-800-622-2842 (Voice)
1-866-830-7327 (TTY)
717-787-3201 (Other)
FAX: 717-787-3210

Website: www.dli.state.pa.us/bbvs

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Description: The mission of the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) is to assist Pennsylvanians with disabilities to secure and maintain employment and independence. OVR's Bureau of Blindness & Visual Services (BBVS) provides services to assist Pennsylvanians who are blind or visually impaired to work and maintain independent lives. BBVS has six district offices that provide a wide range of services throughout Pennsylvania.
PAHrtners Deaf Services
614 North Easton Road
Glenside, PA 19038
215-884-9770 (Voice)
215-884-9770 (TTY)
267-415-1482 (Videophone)
FAX: 215-884-6301

E-mail: info@pahrtners.com
Website: www.pahrtners.com, www.facebook.com/deafjobs
 
Populations Served: Adults, Children, Families
 
Services offered: Behavioral Management, Case Management, Emotional Support, Family Based Services, Independent Disability Related Services, Medication Management, Outpatient Therapy, Partial Hospital Programming, Residential Programming, Vocational Services, Wrap Around Services
 
Reimbursement: Varies case by case. Please contact us so we might explore funding options.
 
Qualifications of Staff: Over 85% of our staff are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. We have numerous staff members that hold advanced degrees in fields such as: counseling, case management, social work, etc. We work with two psychiatrists who are knowledgeable and sensitive to the needs of the Deaf community.
 
Staff Experience: All staff are specially trained to work with the unique population we serve. All staff are versed in Deaf culture and American Sign Language.
 
Accreditation: CARF
 
Description: PAHrtners Deaf Services offers a wide-range of behavioral, developmental and therapeutic support programs to Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals in an environment free of cultural or language barriers. Located outside of Philadelphia PAHrtners provides residential and out-patient services to Deaf and Hard of Hearing (HoH) children, adolescents and adults.
 
Most of our staff members are Deaf/HoH. All PAHrtners employees are fluent in American Sign Language (ASL) and versed in Deaf culture. PAHrtners is truly innovative in that we offer assistance to the Deaf and HoH population in a Deaf-centered environment. PAHrtners’ programs are expansive and diverse. We are able to assist individuals with varying needs, from low-level to intense. Our team approach to care delivers services in a seamless and integrated manner.
 
In order to truly understand our unique program we invite you to call or visit us in person.
Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation (PATF)
1004 West 9th Avenue, 1st Floor
King of Prussia, PA 19406
888-744-1938 (Voice/TTY)
FAX: 484-674-0510

E-mail: patf@patf.us
Website: www.patf.us

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 5:30 pm

Description: The Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation provides low-interest loans to people with disabilities and older Pennsylvanians for the purchase of assistive technology devices and services. PATF also provides consumers with information about other funding resources. Eligibility requirements: PA resident, able to repay a loan. People of all income levels, disability diagnoses, and residents from all geographic regions are served.
Pennsylvania Department of Health - Newborn Hearing Screening Program
Health & Welfare Building
7th Floor East Wing
Harrisburg, PA 17120
717-783-8143 (Voice)
FAX: 717-705-9386

E-mail: nbhs@pa.gov
Website: www.health.state.pa.us

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Description: The Infant Hearing Education, Assessment, Reporting and Referral (IHEARR) Act (Act 89 of 2001) requires the PA Department of Health to administer a statewide Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) program. Hospitals screen newborns for hearing loss and report results to the Department. The names of infants not passing the screening are referred to the Department for follow-up to assure completion of rescreening within 30 days, diagnosis of hearing loss within three months, and linkage to treatment and early intervention before the age of six months.
Pennsylvania Partnership for the Deafblind
74 Horn Road
Shippensburg PA 17257
717-319-4064 (Voice)

E-mail: shaffersms@gmail.com
Website: www.papdb.org

Description: Formed in 2007, the Pennsylvania Partnership for the Deafblind (PPDB) is an organized network of parents, family members, and individuals with deafblindness. We support our members as they deal with the daily issues of life, such as: relationships with family and friends, healthcare, education, employment, insurance, service providers, life transitions.
Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
100 W. School House Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19144
215-951-4700 (Voice)
267-331-4748 (Videophone)
FAX: 215-951-4708

E-mail: info@psd.org
Website: www.psd.org

Hours of Operation: Mondays through Fridays - 7:30 am to 5:00 pm

Description: Founded in 1820, PSD is the 3rd oldest school for the Deaf in the United States, and currently educates about 200 deaf and hard of hearing students, ages 3 -21, in preschool through high school classes. PSD also offers an Early Intervention program for newly diagnosed deaf infants and toddlers with services provided at PSD and off-site. The school educates an ethnically and geographically diverse student body, and while the majority of students live in the city of Philadelphia, we also have students from Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Berks counties as well as southern New Jersey. At PSD students learn in the language most appropriate for them-- American Sign Language as well as written and spoken English.
St. Vincent de Paul Hear Fayette Program
70 N. Mt. Vernon Ave.
Uniontown, PA 15401
724-439-1780 (Voice)
Calling Instructions: Call and leave a message.

E-mail: hearfayette@gmail.com
Website: www.stvincentdepauluniontown.org

Hours of Operation: Phone calls anytime. Thursday and Saturday 10 am to 3 pm

Description: SVdP Hear Fayette Program is a resource for persons who are hard of hearing or deaf. We educate the community and people with hearing loss. We have a women's support group; provide one-on-one computer lessons; sign language lessons; sign language practice group; provide referrals;serve as a PIAT TDDP volunteer center; develop projects such as the Highway Hearing Safety program which provides visor cards for persons who cannot hear while driving; publish a newsletter of reliable and up-to-date information for the target groups; maintain an identity on Facebook and connect via Internet to persons who are HoH, Deaf, and Deaf-blind. Always available either in person, by phone, or online.
VOICES (Value Our Innocent Children's Ears & Speech)
1490 Fox Hollow Road
Williamsport, PA 17701
570-320-7701 (Voice/TTY)

E-mail: voices3@email.com

Description: Provides advocacy and support for families of children who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Western PA School for the Deaf
300 E. Swissvale Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15218
412-371-7000 (Voice/TTY)
800-624-3323 (Other)
FAX: 412-244-4223

Website: www.wpsd.org

Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday 7:30 am to 8:00 pm; Friday 7:30 am to 3:30 pm; Sunday 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Description: Located in Pittsburgh, with approximately 250 students from 100 school districts and 30 counties throughout the state, WPSD is the largest comprehensive tuition-free educational institution for deaf and hard-of-hearing students in Pennsylvania. Providing education services from birth through high school, WPSD's accessible communication environment enables all students to reach their fullest potential in both deaf and hearing communities.
Western PA School for the Deaf CORES Program - Deaf Education Program
3820 Hartzdale Drive
Camp Hill, PA 17011
717-909-5577 (Voice)
717-909-5588 (TTY) 717-909-5588 (Videophone)
FAX: 717-909-5599

E-mail: jwells@wpsd.org
Website: www.wpsd.org

Hours of Operation: Regular business hours and appointments

Description: The CORES Center provides Community Audiological and Speech Services, Educational Consultant Services, Sign Language Classes, Interpreting Services, Technical Assistance for Teachers and Staff, as well as Training, Workshops and Seminars. CORES services are available to children, youth and adults both in school settings as well as in the community. CORES offers programs to school districts and other service providers across Pennsylvania.
 

Financial Support

 
Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation
1004 West 9th Avenue, 1st Floor
King of Prussia, PA 19406
888-744-1938 (Voice)
494-674-0506 (Other)
FAX: 484-674-0510

E-mail: stachau@patf.us
Website: www.patf.us

Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday - 9:00 am to 5:30 pm

Description: PATF provides low-interest loans for the purchase of assistive technology. PATF will "back" loans for consumers who have poor credit, but have the ability to repay a loan. PATF will also tell consumers about other potential funding resources.
 

Hearing Aids

 
Amplified hearing LLC
54 West End Road
Hanover Top., PA 18706
570-270-3477 (Voice)
FAX: 570-270-0794

E-mail: fbaur36@aol.com
Website: www.amplifiedhearingllc.com

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm / Other available by appointment

Description: Full-service audiology private practice. Frank Baur, Au.D. is the doctor of audiology on staff and is available to provide diagnostic hearing evaluations, hearing aid selection, fitting and all follow-up necessary. Assistive listening devices, custom hearing protection or ear molds available.
Associated Otolaryngologists of PA, Inc.
880 Poplar Church Road
Camp Hill, PA 17011
34 Northeast Drive
Hershey, PA 17033
4854 Londonderry Road
Harrisburg, PA 17109
717-652-7774 (Voice)
717-763-7400 (Camp Hill)
717-835-1900 (Hershey)
FAX: 717-652-8113

E-mail: scrabin@comcast.net

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (Camp Hill and Hershey); 8:30 am to 4:00 pm (Harrisburg)

Description: Otolaryngologists and audiologists on staff. Medical evaluation, hearing aid assessments and fittings, cochlear implants, Bone Anchored Hearing aids, Balance studies, Auditory Brainstem testing. Patients are seen by appointment only.
Berks Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
201 West Wyoming Blvd.
West Lawn, PA 19609
610-685-4520 (Voice)
610-685-4525 (TTY/Videophone)
610-223-2518 (Static IP Address)
610-823-2139 (Other)
FAX: 610-685-4526

E-mail: bdhhs@bdhhs.org
Website: www.bdhhs.org

Hours of Operation: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Wednesday 8:00 am to 7:00 pm Friday 8:00 am to 1:00 pm

Description: The mission of Berks Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (BDHHS) is to provide services, resources, social opportunities, education and advocacy for the deaf, hard of hearing and hearing individuals in Berks and surrounding counties. BDHHS provides interpreting services 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Also has a Client Consultant and Job Coach.
Center for Hearing and Deaf Services
1945 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
412-281-1375 (Voice/TTY)
FAX: 412-281-6564

Website: www.hdscenter.org

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm - Interpreting Dept. 24/7 accessed via main phone number

Description: Center for Hearing and Deaf Services provides a diverse and affordable program of quality diagnostic, rehabilitative and supportive services designed to address problems experienced by children and adults who are deaf, hard of hearing, or deafblind, and serve as an information and referral source for this population and general public. The programs and services we provide are the Assistive Device Center, Hearing Rehabilitation Services, HDS Westmoreland, Behavioral Health Services, Deaf Youth Program, Life Skills Program, and the Interpreting Services Program.
Center for Hearing Loss Help
49 Piston Court
Stewartstown, PA 17363
717-993-8555 (Voice)
FAX: 717-993-6661

E-mail: info@hearinglosshelp.com
Website: www.hearinglosshelp.com

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm - Personal Consultation by appointment only.

Description: The Center for Hearing Loss Help helps people live successful and fulfilling lives in spite of their hearing losses by providing them with information, counsel, support, books and selected quality assistive products that help them successfully deal with the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of living with hearing loss, tinnitus (and other phantom sounds), balance issues and other ear-related problems.
Choices for Children Parent Infant Program
300 E. Swissvale Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15218
412-244-4261 (Voice/TTY)
412-244-9261 (Videophone)
FAX: 412-244-1538

E-mail: nbenham@wpsd.org
Website: www.wpsd.org/choicesforchildren

Description: Provides early intervention services to families who have deaf or hard of hearing infants and toddlers. Services include: audiological evaluations, speech language therapy and early language development. Communication modes include: speech, audition and sign language.
Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech
Bryn Mawr Location
455 South Roberts Road
Bryn Mawr, PA 19083
Philadelphia Location
625 Wister St.
Philadelphia, PA 19144
610-525-9600 (Voice)
FAX: 610-525-9655

E-mail: jsexton@clarkeschools.org
Website: http://clarkeschools.org

Hours of Operation: Varies depending on type and frequency of service. 8:00 am-5:00 pm daily

Description: Clarke provides children who are deaf and hard of hearing with the listening, learning and spoken language skills they need to succeed. Clarke's Bryn Mawr and Philadelphia campuses serve children from birth to age 6 through early intervention and preschool programs. We provide mainstreaming and speech and language services to children of all ages. We offer a unique learning environment designed to maximize each child's development, while building their self-confidence and preparing them for success beyond Clarke. Clarke partners with parents to provide the skills, knowledge and support they need to help their children reach their full potential. Children and families come to our campuses from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.
Community Hearing
1789 S. Braddock Avenue, Suite 575
Pittsburgh, PA 15218
412-499-3215 (Voice)
FAX: 412-499-3218

Website: www.CommunityHearing.net

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm by appointment

Description: We are a Pittsburgh audiology clinic located in Swissvale. Community Hearing provides hearing tests and hearing aid repair, adjustments and evaluations. Most insurance plans taken. Easy payment plans.
Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services of Lancaster County
150 Farmington Lane, #5
Lancaster, PA 17601
717-397-4741 (Voice)
717-397-4741 (TTY)
717-283-4189 (Videophone)
FAX: 717-291-1830

E-mail: info@dhhslancaster.org
Website: www.dhhslancaster.org

Hours of Operation: Office hours: Monday-Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm or by appointment
ASL Interpreting 24/7

Description: The mission of Deaf & Hard of Services (DHHS) is to enhance the quality of life and encourage independence for those who are Deaf or hard of hearing. The vision of DHHS is to make life in Lancaster County and beyond a barrier-free experience. In support of these statements, DHHS provides a broad range of services and programs including advocacy, assistive devices, case management, diagnostic hearing evaluations/hearing aid dispensing, American Sign Language interpreting, and workshops. DHHS has begun a program to help people with emergency planning and also emergency services during crises in Pennsylvania.
DePaul School for Hearing and Speech
6202 Alder Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
412-924-1012 (Voice/TTY)
FAX: 412-924-1036

E-mail: mk@depaulinst.com
Website: www.speakmiracles.org

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm (School hours 8:00 am to 3:00 pm from late August through early June)

Description: DePaul School for Hearing and Speech is a state-approved, private magnet school serving deaf and hard of hearing children from birth through grade 8. DePaul's programs are tuition-free to parents and caregivers of approved students. Programs include: early intervention services for children birth to 3 years; a center-based toddler program for children ages 18 months to 3 years; a preschool for children ages 3 to 5 years and a comprehensive, academic program for grades K – 8. Clinical services include speech therapy, cochlear implant habilitation services, audiological support including cochlear implant mapping, physical and occupational therapy, mainstreaming support, parent education programs and a parent support group.
Duncan-Nulph Hearing Associates
5020 Ritter Road, Suite 106
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
717-766-1500 (Voice)
FAX: 717-766-5200

E-mail: dnhearing@comcast.net

Hours of Operation: Monday to Thursday - 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Friday Evenings and Saturdays by Appointment.

Description: Duncan-Nulph Hearing Associates is owned and operated by two audiologists, Dr. Kristen Duncan, Au.D. and Dr. Danette Nulph, Au.D. Provides diagnostic hearing testing, hearing aid consultations and fittings from most major manufacturers, hearing aid repairs, earmolds, swim plugs, and custom hearing protection. In addition, various assistive listening devices, such as amplified telephones, TV headsets, and room looping.
Hearing Professionals of America
9 locations across PA
888-612-1267 (Voice)
FAX: 224-542-0477
Calling Instructions: Please let us know where you are calling from so we can identfy which office to send you to

Website: http://hpofa.com/

Hours of Operation: Each office has varied office hours depending on the hosting Doctor's office hours.

Description: We have offices located across PA inside of your local eye doctors offices. We believe in raising the level of hearing care by making early hearing screenings and proper care at the proper time with the proper treatment the cornerstone of our practices.
Medical Equipment Recycling Program
2200 Memorial Street
Farrell, PA 16121
724-983-8737 (Voice)
724-373-1997 (Other)
FAX: 724-983-8734

Hours of Operation: Mon - Fri 10:30 - 4:00 pm (Farrell, PA Office) Mon, Wed, & Fri 10-30 -4:00 pm (Greenville, PA Office)

Description: Life's Music Program: Thanks to the assistance and guidance of Dr. Catherine Palmer, Director of Audiology and Hearing Aids at UPMC, Quota International of Hermitage, PA, INC. and the Medical Equipment Recycling Program (MERP) are joining forces to bring a hearing aid refurbishing program to the Mercer County Area. Donated hearing aids will be reconditioned. Those in need of a hearing aid may contact MERP or Quota International of Hermitage and either obtain the hearing aid(s) at a substantially reduced rate, or if they meet the criteria, free of charge.
Pennsylvania Academy of Audiology

Website: www.paaudiology.org

Description: This is a directory of approximately 250 licensed audiologists across the state who provide hearing testing, hearing aids sales and service, assistive devices and testing for auditory processing disorders and balance assessment and treatment. Go to the website and click on FIND AN AUDIOLOGIST to locate a provider in your area who provides the services you need.
Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation (PATF)
1004 West 9th Avenue, 1st Floor
King of Prussia, PA 19406
888-744-1938 (Voice/TTY)
FAX: 484-674-0510

E-mail: patf@patf.us
Website: www.patf.us

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 5:30 pm

Description: The Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation provides low-interest loans to people with disabilities and older Pennsylvanians for the purchase of assistive technology devices and services. PATF also provides consumers with information about other funding resources. Eligibility requirements: PA resident, able to repay a loan. People of all income levels, disability diagnoses, and residents from all geographic regions are served.
Listen-2-Life hearing Center
2501 North Bethlehem Pike
Hatfield, PA 19440
267-477-1446 (Voice)
FAX: 267-477-1448

Website: www.Listen-2-Life.com

Hours of Operation: Mon. - Fri. 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Description: Listen 2 Life Hearing Center, LLC is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of adults suffering from hearing loss. Through audiometric testing and speech mapping our Hearing Instrument Specialists’ (HIS) can determine if there is a hearing loss, the type of hearing loss, and the best course of action to correct the hearing loss. Our experienced staff serves Montgomery, Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Philadelphia Counties!
PinnacleHealth Speach and Hearing Center
2501 North Third Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110
717-782-6450 (Voice/TTY)
FAX: 717-782-6408

Website: www.pinnaclehealth.org

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 7:00 am to 4:30 pm

Description: Full service department within PinnacleHealth Hospitals offering hearing, speech, language and swallowing services to individuals of all ages.
Rabin Audiological Services
217 Market Street
Halifax, PA 17032
717-695-3755 (Voice)
717-571-5937 (Other)

E-mail: sandyrabin@comcast.net

Hours of Operation: First Tuesday of each month - 9:00 am to noon

Description: Hearing evaluations and hearing aid fittings. Referral needed from primary physician or specialist.
Western PA School for the Deaf
300 E. Swissvale Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15218
412-371-7000 (Voice/TTY)
800-624-3323 (Other)
FAX: 412-244-4223

Website: www.wpsd.org

Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday 7:30 am to 8:00 pm; Friday 7:30 am to 3:30 pm; Sunday 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Description: Located in Pittsburgh, with approximately 250 students from 100 school districts and 30 counties throughout the state, WPSD is the largest comprehensive tuition-free educational institution for deaf and hard-of-hearing students in Pennsylvania. Providing education services from birth through high school, WPSD's accessible communication environment enables all students to reach their fullest potential in both deaf and hearing communities.
Western PA School for the Deaf CORES Program - Deaf Education Program
3820 Hartzdale Drive
Camp Hill, PA 17011
717-909-5577 (Voice)
717-909-5588 (TTY) 717-909-5588 (Videophone)
FAX: 717-909-5599

E-mail: jwells@wpsd.org
Website: www.wpsd.org

Hours of Operation: Regular business hours and appointments

Description: The CORES Center provides Community Audiological and Speech Services, Educational Consultant Services, Sign Language Classes, Interpreting Services, Technical Assistance for Teachers and Staff, as well as Training, Workshops and Seminars. CORES services are available to children, youth and adults both in school settings as well as in the community. CORES offers programs to school districts and other service providers across Pennsylvania.
 

Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities

 
Beaver County Rehabilitation Center/ Aurora Psychiatric Rehabilitation
131 Pleasant Drive
Aliquippa, PA 15001
724-378-4750 (Voice)
724-847-1306 (TTY)
724-987-7946 (Videophone)
724-378-4526 (Other)
FAX: 724-378-4526

E-mail: mlasalle@bcrc.net
Website: www.bcrc.net/
 
Populations Served: Adults
 
Services offered: Medication Management, Psychiatric Rehabilitation with an interpreter, Peer Support Services, Psychiatric evaluations and med checks quarterly for those who are deaf and hard of hearing, Interpreting Services
 
Certified, Licensed Interpreters are available for:
 
Medical Appointments, Counseling Appointments, Physical Therapy Visits, Social Events, etc. To request an interpreter call 724-847-1306 (Voice or TDD) Sign classes are offered in the spring and fall to teach all new staff and the community beginning sign language
 
Qualifications of Staff: Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioners, Certified Peer Support Workers, Certified Cooccurring Disorder Professionals
 
Staff Experience: Most of our staff have beginning signing skills; Quarterly, a fluently signing psychiatrist, sees patients at the Aurora site for evaluation and med checks. However, she is limited to serving those who are funded through Value Behavioral Health at this site.
 
Accreditation: 55 Pa. Code 2390: Regulations for Vocational Facilities
Article X Section 101 of Public Welfare Code License #419370 Psychiatric rehabilitation Site based: mobile and Peer support services
 
Description: It is the mission of the Beaver County Rehabilitation Center, Inc. to provide the opportunity for vocational growth and independence while respecting the dignity and uniqueness of each individual.
Center for Community Resources
212-214 S. Main Street
Suite 625
Butler, PA 16001
724-431-3748 (Voice)
724-431-0671 (TTY)
1-800-292-3866 (Crisis Services)
FAX: 724-431-0789

E-mail: ccrinc@ccrinfo.org
Website: www.ccrinfo.org
 
Populations Served: Adults, Children, Families
 
Services offered: Behavioral Management, Case Management, Consultation, Crisis Management, Drug and Alcohol Services, Educational Services, Emotional Support, Information and referral/211 after-hours/weekend/holiday; Utility crisis (I&R); Crisis telephone/walk-in and mobile services; deaf and HOH case management/I&R supports
 
Reimbursement: All services are free and confidential.
 
Qualifications of Staff: Qualified staff with mental health, substance abuse/I&R experience/training.
 
Staff Experience: We have a Case Manager/Service Coordinator who is deaf, is fluent ASL, and can provide support services to deaf and HOH community in Butler County.
 
Accreditation: AIRS (Alliance of Information and Referral Systems) member. Approximately 25% of our staff are AIRS certified.
 
Description: The Mission of Center for Community Resources is to make a positive difference in every day lives by connecting people to a network of supports and services essential for actively learning, working and living in the community.
 
The agency's goal is to coordinate supportive services for individuals and families seeking information & referral for mental health, mental retardation, substance abuse and other human service needs. We are an integrated point of contact working in collaboration with other human service agencies to identify needs in the community and effectively respond to assist anyone seeking help.
 
We provide free and confidential assistance for men, women, children, youth, seniors and families, regardless of religion, race, age or ability to pay. Services are accessible for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, visually impaired, and/or those with physical or intellectual disabilities. We help over 10,000 people in need each year. The next person we'd be glad to help is you
Center for Hearing & Deaf Services, Inc.
1945 5th Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
412-281-1375 (Voice)
412-281-1375 (TTY)
FAX: 412-281-6564

E-mail: info@hdscenter.org
Website: www.hdscenter.org
 
Populations Served: Adults, Children, Families
 
Services offered: Behavioral Management, Case Management, Consultation, Drug and Alcohol Services, Emotional Support, Family Based Services, Independent Disability Related Services, Medication Management, Outpatient Therapy, Psychological Testing/Evaluation, Audiological Services, Assistive Devices, Interpreting Services, Deaf Youth Program
 
Reimbursement: All major insurances accepted, Private pay, PA State Waivers
 
Qualifications of Staff: We have a psychiatrist, two masters level and one bachelors level therapists in behavioral health. In the intellectual disabilities program, we have 3 bachelor level staff and 1 associates level staff; 3 of these staff people are deaf and all are ASL fluent. Our audiologist has a Master's Degree.
 
Staff Experience: HDS has been serving the deaf, deaf-blind and hard of hearing communities since 1921. We provide education about hearing loss and various aspects of the field as well as services. Our client-serving staff are ASL fluent, and we also have staff who are deaf or hard of hearing. We are the only non-profit in Western PA providing services to this population. Our Assistive Device Center has all of the latest technology, and staff who are trained in its use and who can make recommendations about products. We serve all of Western PA.
 
Accreditation: American Speech-Language Hearing Association, PA Department of State-Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs-Audiology, State Department of Mental Health-Behavioral Health, PA Bureau of Charitable Organizations
 
Description: The Center for Hearing & Deaf Services, Inc. was founded in 1921 as the League for the Hard of Hearing. Its primary goal was to provide activities for people with hearing loss. From these modest beginnings HDS has evolved into our region's only comprehensive service center for individuals who are culturally deaf, deaf-blind, or hard of hearing, as well as their friends and families. Our mission is to provide a diverse and affordable program of quality diagnostic, rehabilitative, and supportive services to meet the unique challenges of children and adults who are deaf or hard of hearing and to serve as an information and referral source for this population and the general public. The vision of HDS staff is to be caring professionals, serving persons waho are deaf, deaf-blind, or hard of hearing with excellence, dignity, and trust.
Family Counseling Center of Armstrong County
300 S Jefferson St
Kittanning, PA 16201
724-543-2941 (Voice)
FAX: 724-543-4177

E-mail: pxuplinger@fccac.org
Website: www.fccac.org
 
Populations Served: Adults, Children, Families
 
Services offered: Behavioral Management, Case Management, Consultation, Crisis Management, Emotional Support, Family Based Services, Medication Management, Outpatient Therapy, Partial Hospital Programming, Psychological Testing/Evaluation, Wrap Around Services
 
Qualifications of Staff: psychiatrists (M.D.), CRNP, RN and LPN, master & doctoral level therapists, bachelor level for intake and case management
 
Staff Experience:
Our clinicians serve deaf and hard of hearing consumers with the aid of translators.
 
Accreditation: licensed through the state
 
Description: It is the aim of the Family Counseling Center of Armstrong County to provide respectful and courteous service to the public, to enhance each person's sense of value and self-esteem, and to foster self-acceptance, self-reliance, and empowerment. The mission of the Center is implemented through a multi-faceted program of psychiatric outpatient assessment and referral, education, prevention, therapy, rehabilitation, and case management. AU consumers experiencing mental health problems, emotional distress, problems in living, or developmental disabilities are eligible for services, without regard to age, gender, race, color, religious creed, disability, ancestry, or national origin. Each consumer has the right to receive an individualized program of service appropriate to their needs in a confidential and culturally sensitive manner, to participate in their treatment, to obtain advocacy, and to be made aware of treatment appeal procedures. Recovery principles and other principles outlined through the Community Support Program (CSP) and through the Child and Adolescent Service System Program (CASSP) are endorsed by the Center.
Family Services of Western Pa
104 Beta Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15238-2932
412-447-0128 (Voice)
FAX: 412-447-0175

E-mail: stennettw@fswp.org
Website: http://fswp.org/
 
Populations Served: Adults
 
Services offered: Residential Programming, Vocational Services
 
Reimbursement: Intellectual Disability Medicaid Waiver - Community Habilitation
 
Qualifications of Staff:
Supervisors: BA in Human Services, Rehabilitation, Psychology
Direct Care: High School Degree, Associate Degrees, Bachelors Degrees
 
Staff Experience: We have one group home for people with intellectual disabilities and who are deaf. Staff are fluent in American Sign Language
 
Accreditation: Council on Accreditation (COA)
 
Description: To empower individuals to reach their full potential. To be a creative force partnership with the community to promote: health people, strong families and caring environments.
Family Wellness Program, Center for Childhood Communication Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
3405 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-590-7453, 215-590-7443 (Voice)
215-590-6890 (TTY)
Videophone by appointment through email
215-590-7463 (Other)
FAX: 215-590-5641

E-mail: montoya@email.chop.edu, witmerr@email.chop.edu
Website: www.chop.edu/ccc
 
Populations Served: Children, Families
 
Services offered: Advocacy, Behavioral Management, Consultation, Emotional Support, Emotional Support, Independent Disability Related Services, Outpatient Therapy, Family and Child Adjustment to Hearing Loss Consultation and Intervention (CHOP patients only), Cochlear Implant Social Work Evaluation (CHOP patients only), Clinical Consultation and Referral to Other Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disabilities Services for families with deaf or hard of hearing members. (CHOP patients only), Child Protection Evaluation and Recovery Treatment, Clinical Consultation and Training to Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disabilities Providers Serving children with families with deaf or hard of hearing members, Communication/Program Assessments of Deaf/HH Individuals with SMI or ID, System development/consultation for effective BH and ID services for D/HH Individuals and Families
 
Reimbursement: Some services limited to established CHOP patients only. Outpatient services reimbursed via health insurance, single case agreements or self-pay. Contact us for specific insurance information.
 
Qualifications of Staff:
Montoya: Licensed Professional Counselor, PA, Masters Degree in Counseling, Approved Clinical Supervisor, Comprehensive Skills Certificate (RID), PA Registered ASL Interpreter
 
Witmer: Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Masters Degree in Social Work
 
Staff Experience:
Montoya: Lifelong personal experience with hearing loss, over 30 years of professional experience in hearing loss, 19 years experience in outpatient services, native fluency in American Sign Language, skilled in working with children and families who use speaking, listening and hearing technology as well as those who use ASL. Experienced in working with infants and families through adulthood. Experienced with Child Protection Evaluations for children suspected of abuse who are young, older, deaf, hard of hearing or with typical hearing, and recovery therapy if indicated. Experienced in working with children and adults with hearing loss and other significant disabilities, minimal language, differences or serious health conditions.
 
Witmer: 17 years professional Social Work experience working with children and families in the Philadelphia area. Skilled in working with children who are deaf and hard of hearing and use speaking, listening and hearing technology. Experience counseling families regarding adjustment to hearing loss, learning differences, grief and loss, child trauma, foster care and adoption.
 
Accreditation: Accountable Care Organization by the National Committee on Quality Assurance Joint Commission on Health Care Organizations
 
Description: Support children, adolescents and families with hard of hearing or deaf members and the professionals who work these families to promote the child's teen's and family's:
--successful mental functioning
--successful adaptation to child's or family member's hearing loss
--satisfaction with familial and personal relationships
--ability to adapt to change and adversity
--competence through developing knowledge and skills
JEVS Human Services
9350 Ashton Road, Suite 201
Philadelphia, PA 19114
267-350-8600 (Voice)
FAX: 215-255-4777

E-mail: clhs@jevs.org
Website: http://jevshumanservices.org/
 
Populations Served: Adults
 
Services offered: Behavioral Management, Emotional Support, Medication Management, Outpatient Therapy, Psychological Testing/Evaluation, Residential Programming, Vocational Services, Group and individual therapy, Mental health treatment day program
 
Reimbursement:
Employment services are funded through the state Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, Office of Developmental Program for people with intellectual disability or private pay (no reimbursement).
Mental Health services are funded through the County of Philadelphia
Residential services - a room and board charge is based on a review of the individual's income including Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
 
Qualifications of Staff: Mental Health staff may have one of the following depending on their job duties: Mental Health credentials, Masters in Mental Health, Certified Peer Specialists, Registered Nurses. Vocational staff may have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree depending on their job duties.
 
Staff Experience: Some members of the Vocational Staff are hard of hearing, wear hearing aids and have been through the Office Of Vocational Rehabilitation process; some employees also know sign language
 
Accreditation: Licensed by Depart of Public Welfare
 
Description: JEVS is a not-for-profit; nonsectarian social service agency that benefits the community by enhancing the employability and self-sufficiency of the people it serves through a broad range of education, training, health and rehabilitation programs. JEVS serves more than 20,000 people annually in the Delaware valley.
 
Our Vision
Individuals strengthen communities by realizing their highest quality of life through the achievement of personal and vocational potential.
 
Our Mission
JEVS enhances the employability, independence, and quality of life of individuals through a broad range of programs. Consistent with our core principles and entrepreneurial spirit, JEVS creates innovative and sustainable solutions to address current and future community needs.
 
The Community Living & Home Support group of JEVS provides residential services, work programs, and recovery programs to participants with disabilities and chronic diseases.
PAHrtners Deaf Services
614 North Easton Road
Glenside, PA 19038
215-884-9770 (Voice)
215-884-9770 (TTY)
267-415-1482 (Videophone)
FAX: 215-884-6301

E-mail: info@pahrtners.com
Website: www.pahrtners.com, www.facebook.com/deafjobs
 
Populations Served: Adults, Children, Families
 
Services offered: Behavioral Management, Case Management, Emotional Support, Family Based Services, Independent Disability Related Services, Medication Management, Outpatient Therapy, Partial Hospital Programming, Residential Programming, Vocational Services, Wrap Around Services
 
Reimbursement: Varies case by case. Please contact us so we might explore funding options.
 
Qualifications of Staff: Over 85% of our staff are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. We have numerous staff members that hold advanced degrees in fields such as: counseling, case management, social work, etc. We work with two psychiatrists who are knowledgeable and sensitive to the needs of the Deaf community.
 
Staff Experience: All staff are specially trained to work with the unique population we serve. All staff are versed in Deaf culture and American Sign Language.
 
Accreditation: CARF
 
Description: PAHrtners Deaf Services offers a wide-range of behavioral, developmental and therapeutic support programs to Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals in an environment free of cultural or language barriers. Located outside of Philadelphia PAHrtners provides residential and out-patient services to Deaf and Hard of Hearing (HoH) children, adolescents and adults.
 
Most of our staff members are Deaf/HoH. All PAHrtners employees are fluent in American Sign Language (ASL) and versed in Deaf culture. PAHrtners is truly innovative in that we offer assistance to the Deaf and HoH population in a Deaf-centered environment. PAHrtners’ programs are expansive and diverse. We are able to assist individuals with varying needs, from low-level to intense. Our team approach to care delivers services in a seamless and integrated manner.
 
In order to truly understand our unique program we invite you to call or visit us in person.
Pennsylvania Partnership for the Deafblind
74 Horn Road
Shippensburg PA 17257
717-319-4064 (Voice)

E-mail: shaffersms@gmail.com
Website: www.papdb.org

Description: Formed in 2007, the Pennsylvania Partnership for the Deafblind (PPDB) is an organized network of parents, family members, and individuals with deafblindness. We support our members as they deal with the daily issues of life, such as: relationships with family and friends, healthcare, education, employment, insurance, service providers, life transitions.
Roads To Freedom Center for Independent Living of North Central Pa
24 East 3rd Street
Williamsport, PA 17701
570-327-9070 (Voice)
570-279-4590 (Videophone)

E-mail: LStroud@cilncp.org
Website: WWW.CILNCP.ORG
 
Populations Served: Adults, Families
 
Services offered: Advocacy, Independent Disability Related Services, Vocational Services, Assistive Technology, Information and Referral, Nursing Home Transition, Home and Community Based Services/Housing, Sign Language classes, Life Skills Training, Peer Support, Transition Services
 
Reimbursement: Various Waivers or fees from Sign classes, Non-Profit-Donations
 
Qualifications of Staff: Varies by individual Staff
 
Staff Experience: The Staff of Roads to Freedom Center for Independent Living have the knowledge and experience of working with people who have a variety of disabilities. The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Service Coordinator of Roads to Freedom CILNCP has at least seven years of professional/employment experience and over thirty-five years of personal experience with hearing loss, familiarity of technology, and fluency in ASL and other forms of communication such as Signing Exact English/PSE, Total Communication, Tactile signing, CART, text, or orally.
 
Description: Our Mission is: To empower people with all disabilities by providing Resources, Options, And Disability related Services needed to obtain individual Freedom in their lives
 
ROADS To Freedom Center for Independent Living of North Central Pennsylvania (CILNCP) is a nonprofit, 501 (c) (3) organization established for and by people with disabilities. To empower people with all disabilities by providing Resources, Options And Disability related Services needed To obtain individual Freedom in their lives. CILNCP offers services to people with disabilities as well as families of individuals with disabilities, community service providers, government agencies, private businesses and the community at large. CILNCP offers services to all persons regardless of race, creed, religion, color, gender, age, marital status, sexual preference, national origin or disability status.
Sunny Days Early Childhood Developmental Services, Inc.
One North Belfield Avenue
Havertown, PA 19083
610-449-1600 (Voice)
FAX: 610-449-2655

E-mail: mcimochowski@sunnydays.com
Website: http://sunnydays.com
 
Populations Served: Children, Families
 
Services offered: Family Based Services, Early Intervention services to children ages birth-to-three with developmental delays and their families. All services (Occupational, Physical, Speech Therapy; Special Instruction; Nutrition; etc., to name a few) are provided in a child's natural environment, which is typically the child's home or day/childcare center.
 
Reimbursement: Funding is through the Dept. of Public Welfare as administered by the Office of Child Development and Early Learning(OCDEL). Services are provided at no cost to the families.
 
Qualifications of Staff: All therapists are licensed by the Commonwealth of PA and are experienced in working with children birth-to-three with developmental delays. All Special Instructors must possess a Bachelor's Degree with at least fifteen (15) credit hours in early childhood education; special education; early childhood special education; etc. and have at least one year's experience working directly with preschoolers with disabilities and their families.
 
Staff Experience: Some staff are fluent in American Sign Language and others have a basic familiarity in the use of ASL. When necessary, ASL interpreters can be secured to aid in the delivery of our services. Staff are familiar with Hands & Voices Guide By Your Side as a valuable resource for families to utilize.
 
Description: Sunny Days is an early intervention (birth-to-three) agency serving children with developmental delays and their families in Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Philadelphia Counties. Our mission is to provide quality early intervention services in a family-centered manner that supports the family as the most significant component to a child's progress. We strive to foster the family's ability to promote their child's development to their fullest potential.
 
Sunny Days was founded in 1994 and now provides services to children and their families in New York; New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and California.
The Arc of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Place Ste. 403
301 Chestnut Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101-2535
717-234-2621 (Voice)

E-mail: info@thearcpa.org
Website: www.thearcpa.org

Hours of Operation: 8:30 to 4 Monday through Friday

Description: The Arc is the largest advocacy organization in the United States for citizens with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and their families. The Arc of Pennsylvania is the state chapter of The Arc. In conjunction with its local chapters and the national organization, The Arc of Pennsylvania works every day to carry out its mission - to work to include all children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in every community. Local chapters of The Arc focus on providing resources and individual advocacy services. The Arc of Pennsylvania focuses on systems advocacy and governmental affairs, demonstrating leadership and guidance among all disability organizations in Pennsylvania.
The Bradley Center
5180 Campbells Run Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
412-788-8219 (Voice)
800-654-5984 (TTY)
FAX: 412-788-8215

Website: www.thebradleycenter.org
 
Populations Served: Children, Families
 
Services offered: Behavioral Management, Educational Services, Emotional Support, Medication Management, Residential Programming, School-based Treatment
 
Qualifications of Staff: Therapists are all masters level, Full time psychiatrist
 
Staff Experience: Bradley has had the opportunity to serve those who are hard of hearing or deaf.
 
Accreditation: JCAHO
 
Description:
Mission Statement
Bradley is a regional behavioral healthcare and child welfare system that provides comprehensive and caring services to children, youth and families.
 
Our Vision
Bradley is recognized nationally by families, communities and professionals as a premier behavioral healthcare and child welfare organization that promotes the physical, social, emotional, educational and spiritual growth of the children, youth and families that we serve.

Interpreter Referral Services

 
360 Translations International, Inc.
334 Lincoln Avenue
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
856-740-4001 (TTY/Voice)
856-978-0475 (Videophone)
FAX: 856-740-4002

E-mail: info@360translations.com
Website: www.360translations.com

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
24 Hour Emergency Services (EIS): Your call will automatically be forwarded to our EIS System after hours.

Description: Provides interpreting services throughout the Commonwealth, and specialize in legal interpreting. 360 TRANSLATIONS is dedicated to the notion that customers and Deaf clients alike should receive interpreting services with 100% confidence in the interpretation.
ASL Services
2536 Eastern Blvd., #130
York, PA 17402
717-755-3212 (Voice)
FAX: 877-808-3970

E-mail: Office@aslservicespa.com
AIM Screen Name: ASLServicesPA
Website: www.aslservices-pa.com

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (phones are accessible 24/7)

Description: ASL Services provides sign language interpreting, and other services focused on the needs of Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, Deaf/Blind, and Hearing individuals, and their interaction together in their daily lives. Offering interpreting, job coaching, sign language instruction, deaf awareness training, and interpreter professional development.
Berks Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
201 West Wyoming Blvd.
West Lawn, PA 19609
610-685-4520 (Voice)
610-685-4525 (TTY/Videophone)
610-223-2518 (Static IP Address)
610-823-2139 (Other)
FAX: 610-685-4526

E-mail: bdhhs@bdhhs.org
Website: www.bdhhs.org

Hours of Operation: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Wednesday 8:00 am to 7:00 pm Friday 8:00 am to 1:00 pm

Description: The mission of Berks Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (BDHHS) is to provide services, resources, social opportunities, education and advocacy for the deaf, hard of hearing and hearing individuals in Berks and surrounding counties. BDHHS provides interpreting services 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Also has a Client Consultant and Job Coach.
Center for Hearing and Deaf Services
1945 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
412-281-1375 (Voice/TTY)
FAX: 412-281-6564

Website: www.hdscenter.org

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm - Interpreting Dept. 24/7 accessed via main phone number

Description: Center for Hearing and Deaf Services provides a diverse and affordable program of quality diagnostic, rehabilitative and supportive services designed to address problems experienced by children and adults who are deaf, hard of hearing, or deafblind, and serve as an information and referral source for this population and general public. The programs and services we provide are the Assistive Device Center, Hearing Rehabilitation Services, HDS Westmoreland, Behavioral Health Services, Deaf Youth Program, Life Skills Program, and the Interpreting Services Program.
Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services of Lancaster County
150 Farmington Lane, #5
Lancaster, PA 17601
717-397-4741 (Voice)
717-397-4741 (TTY)
717-283-4189 (Videophone)
FAX: 717-291-1830

E-mail: info@dhhslancaster.org
Website: www.dhhslancaster.org

Hours of Operation: Office hours: Monday-Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm or by appointment
ASL Interpreting 24/7

Description: The mission of Deaf & Hard of Services (DHHS) is to enhance the quality of life and encourage independence for those who are Deaf or hard of hearing. The vision of DHHS is to make life in Lancaster County and beyond a barrier-free experience. In support of these statements, DHHS provides a broad range of services and programs including advocacy, assistive devices, case management, diagnostic hearing evaluations/hearing aid dispensing, American Sign Language interpreting, and workshops. DHHS has begun a program to help people with emergency planning and also emergency services during crises in Pennsylvania.
Deaf Center of Lutheran Social Services
750 Kelly Drive
York, PA 17404
717-845-7022 (Voice)
717-848-6765 (TTY/Videophone) 717-845-9309 (Other)
FAX: 717-845-0805

E-mail: lsanderlin@lutheranscp.org
Website: www.lutheranscp.org

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 7:30 am to 3:30 pm
Interpreters and outreach staff work flexible hours meeting individual client needs.

Description: The Deaf Center provides interpreting, outreach, advocacy and counseling services. We also have ASL classes as well as having a small educational library.
Deaf-Hearing Communication Centre, Inc. (DHCC)
630 Fairview Road, Suite 100
Swarthmore, PA 19081-2335
610-604-0450 or 0452 (Voice/TTY)
FAX: 610-604-0456

E-mail: info@dhcc.org
Website: www.dhcc.org

Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Medical and Police Emergencies: Monday to Friday - 5:00 pm to 6:00 am
Weekends: Call 610-604-0452

Description: DHCC is a non-profit organization that provides service primarily in the 5 counties of the Philadelphia Region, southern NJ and northern Delaware. Will serve beyond these counties if possible. DHCC provides Sign Language Interpreting, CART, Sign Language Classes, Sensitivity Training, Workshops, Advocacy, Information and Referral. We have a Board of Directors with a majority of Deaf and hard of hearing directors. Since 1972, DHCC has promoted its mission to provide communication access and cultural awareness to the Deaf, hard of hearing and hearing communities.
Deaf-Hearing Interface, LLC
6711 Germantown Ave, #4901
Philadelphia, PA 19119
215-771-6061 (Voice)
FAX: 866-695-5753
Calling Instructions: 215-771-6061 v/text

E-mail: info@dhinterface.com
Website: www.dhinterface.com

Hours of Operation: 8am to 5pm Monday-Friday. You are welcome to call after hours and on weekends and we may be able to schedule an interpreter.

Description: DHI's mission is to provide communication access for the deaf and hearing communities in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties. DHI provides highly-skilled interpreters in medical, education, business, and performing arts environments.
Easter Seals Interpreting Services
2550 Kingston Road, Suite 204
York, PA 17402
717-718-3512 (Voice)
FAX: 717-741-5359

E-mail: esis@eastersealscentralpa.org
Website: www.eastersealscentralpa.org

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
For Emergency/after hours interpreter request, please contact Tammi Sullivan, Director, at 717-476-0078

Description: Easter Seals Interpreting Services (ESIS), previously known as DeafLink, is a non-profit sign language interpreter referral agency. We serve twenty seven counties in Central Pennsylvania as well as the surrounding areas which include Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Northern Virginia. We provide interpreting services, as well as job coaching, sign language classes (to the public, as well as on-site corporate classes), and informational presentations about interpreting.
Fair Interpreting LLC
305 Kurtz Avenue
York, PA 17401
717-889-4959 (Voice)
443-293-2276 (Other)
Fax: 717-318-5706
Calling Instructions: Please clearly state your name, a brief description of the services you require and we will promptly return your call.

E-mail: fairinterpreting@gmail.com
Website: www.fairinterpreting.com

Hours of Operation: Fair Interpreting LLC has the ability to fulfill 24 hours a day 7 days a week depending on what your needs may be.

Description: Fair Interpreting LLC works only with nationally certified sign language interpreters. We also have the ability to provide informational presentations based on your business needs. Please visit our website for more detailed information, or contact us via email or phone to obtain a Terms Of Service Agreement (TOSA) for your review. Let us know how we can best serve you!
Karasch & Associates
1646 West Chester Pike
Suite 4
West Chester, PA 19382
800-621-5689 (Voice)
484-947-7759 (Other)
Fax: 610-696-2008
Calling Instructions: Clients can call the 800# and hit option 5 for captioning services. Cell phones can be used for texting.

E-mail: cart@karasch.com
Website: www.karasch.com

Hours of Operation: Karasch is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Our phones are manned by our knowledgeable staff who can assist you.

Description: Karasch & Associates provides all forms of captioning on-site and via remote, locally, regionally, nationally and internationally: Broadcast Captioning, Computer Aided Real Time (CART), Individual and Large screen service, Transcription; Off-Line and Encoding Services, Remote Sign Language, On-site Sign Language
Language Services Associates, Inc.
607 N. Easton Road
Building C
Willow Grove, PA 19090
215-657-6571 ext. 141 (Voice)
1-800-305-0673 ext. 141 (Other)
FAX: 215-657-6057

E-mail: sdunleavy@lsaweb.com
Website: www.lsaweb.com

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 5:30 pm

Description: LSA is a national, full-service language company providing ASL interpretation, transliteration, Deaf-Blind interpretation, remote CART services and Deaf Awareness Sensitivity Training Workshops.
Lehigh Valley Center For Independent Living
435 Allentown Drive
Allentown, PA 18109
610-770-9781 (Voice/Videophone)
800-725-4614 (TTY)
FAX: 610-770-9801

E-mail: KadieTrauger@lvcil.org
AIM Screen Name: weefrog119
Website: www.lvcil.org

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Interpreter available by appointment. VP is also provided Monday, Wednesday, Friday (may vary)

Description: LVCIL provides education and services to support independent living for persons with any type of disability. Services include advocacy, housing support and more. Sign Language Interpreter Referral Services provides fee-for-service interpreters whenever and wherever needed.
Sign Language Interpreting Professionals
PO Box 15458
Pittsburgh, PA 15237-7458
412-400-2021 (Voice)
412-888-5483 (Videophone)
FAX: 412-767-5483

E-mail: slipasl@aol.com
Website: www.slipasl.com

Description: Provides consistent, reliable professional interpreters to the general public. Specialty is legal interpreting, and professional business interpreting. Sign Language Interpreting is a resource to both the Deaf and Hearing population regarding the laws related to providing interpreters. For interpreters, we can be a resource on working as an interpreter.
Sign Language Specialists of Western PA, Inc.
172 Watson St.
Johnstown, PA 15905
814-659-5755 (Voice)
814-535-4914 (Other)
FAX: 814-535-4914
Calling instructions: The first listed phone number is the business number. The second listed number is the home number.

E-mail: Slswpa@atlanticbb.net
Website: www.slswpa.com

Hours of Operation: We are on call 24 hours a day. Our primary work day hours are 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Description: SLSWPA, Inc. is a group of nationally certified and qualified sign language interpreters that are also PA state registered through the Office for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing, who are dedicated to the interpreting profession. We believe in adhering to professional standards involving our staff with our community, and providing excellent customer service. We are able to provide services in a vast array of settings; including, but not limited to medical, emergency services, mental health, therapy, counseling, weddings, funerals, legal, technical fields, vocational training, business meetings, job interviews, conferences and post-secondary education.
Steel City Interpreters LLC
834 Beech Avenue, Suite 3
Pittsburgh, PA 15233
412-596-4640 (Voice/Text)
FAX: 412-831-9997
Calling instructions: Calls answered 24/7. Relay calls/texting accepted.

E-mail: contact@steelcityinterpreters.com
AIM screen name: steelcityterp
Website: www.steelcityinterpreters.com

Hours of Operation: Available to take requests 24/7/365

Description: We are the only Pittsburgh area agency offering both interpreting and CART services as well as requiring all of our ASL interpreters to be nationally certified.
TERPexpo LLC
PO Box 138292
Clermont, Florida 34714
407-329-3677 (VoiceVideophone)
FAX: 321-282-0158

E-mail: reg@terpexpo.com
Website: www.terpexpo.com

Description: Sign Language Interpreter CEUs, weekend conferences, workshops for interpreters
The Communication Connection (TCC)
101 West Airy Street
Norristown, PA 19401
717-394-5555 (Voice)
717-394-7040 (TTY)
1-866-807-2298 (Other)
FAX: 717-394-7045

E-mail: TCCLanc@aol.com
AIM Screen Name: TCCLanc

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
For Emergency/after hours interpreter request (available 24 hours): Call 717-203-0425 (York, Lancaster and Harrisburg areas)

Description: The Communication Connection is a full service sign language interpreting service covering the York, Lancaster, Harrisburg, Philadelphia regions. We also offer other services including classes and workshops.
Sign Language Professional Services
2080 State Road NW
Warren, OH 44481
330-847-3331 (Voice)

E-mail: janstone330@netzero.net

Description: We provide Sign Language interpreting services on an "as-needed" or "long-term" basis. The owner is RID certified and holds a degree in Sign Language interpreting and transliteration.
Words for the Eyes
PO Box 90441
Allentown, PA 18109
610-737-7471 (Voice)
610-442-9126 (Other)
FAX: 484-545-2941

E-mail: Mark@words4eyes.com
Website: www.words4eyes.com

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Description: An interpreter-owned sign language interpreting and consulting company. Ongoing commitment is to provide professional, highly qualified interpreters for the consumers we serve.
 

Interpreter Resources

 
2Translate, LLC
476 Maple St.
St. Marys, PA 15857
814-384-1146 (Videophone)

E-mail: 2translatellc@gmail.com
Website: www.2translatellc.com/

Description: 2Translate provides nationally certified and qualified interpreters for assignments in various of occasions in western Pennsylvania. Services provided are On-Site and Video Remote Interpreting.
360 Translations International, Inc.
334 Lincoln Avenue
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
856-740-4001 (TTY/Voice)
856-978-0475 (Videophone)
FAX: 856-740-4002

E-mail: info@360translations.com
Website: www.360translations.com

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
24 Hour Emergency Services (EIS): Your call will automatically be forwarded to our EIS System after hours.

Description: Provides interpreting services throughout the Commonwealth, and specialize in legal interpreting. 360 TRANSLATIONS is dedicated to the notion that customers and Deaf clients alike should receive interpreting services with 100% confidence in the interpretation.
Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts, Interpreter Certification Program
1515 Market Street, Suite 1414
Philadelphia, PA 19102
215-560-6300 (Voice)
FAX: 215-560-5492

E-mail: Interpreter.Program@pacourts.us
Website: www.courts.state.pa.us/index/interpreterprogram

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Description: The AOPC's Interpreter Certification Program mandated by Act 172 of 2006, works to provide trained and qualified interpreters for the Pennsylvania Courts and other state administrative agencies. The program's main goal is the creation of a statewide roster of qualified and certified interpreters and assisting the court in the implementation of effective management strategies for providing interpreter services in order to guarantee due process and equal access to the courts and administrative agencies for persons with limited English proficiency.
ASL Services
2536 Eastern Blvd., #130
York, PA 17402
717-755-3212 (Voice)
FAX: 877-080-3970

E-mail: Office@aslservicespa.com
AIM Screen Name: ASLServicesPA
Website: www.aslservices-pa.com

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (phones are accessible 24/7)

Description: ASL Services provides sign language interpreting, and other services focused on the needs of Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, Deaf/Blind, and Hearing individuals, and their interaction together in their daily lives. Offering interpreting, job coaching, sign language instruction, deaf awareness training, and interpreter professional development.
Berks Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
201 West Wyoming Blvd.
West Lawn, PA 19609
610-685-4520 (Voice)
610-685-4525 (TTY/Videophone)
610-223-2518 (Static IP Address)
610-823-2139 (Other)
FAX: 610-685-4526

E-mail: bdhhs@bdhhs.org
Website: www.bdhhs.org

Hours of Operation: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Wednesday 8:00 am to 7:00 pm Friday 8:00 am to 1:00 pm

Description: The mission of Berks Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (BDHHS) is to provide services, resources, social opportunities, education and advocacy for the deaf, hard of hearing and hearing individuals in Berks and surrounding counties. BDHHS provides interpreting services 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Also has a Client Consultant and Job Coach.
Bloomsburg University
400 E. Second Street
Navy Hall 214
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
570-389-4147 (Voice/TTY)
570-389-4080 (Videophone)
FAX: 570-389-3980

E-mail: jbentley@bloomu.edu
Website: www.bloomu.edu/prospective/programs/asl.php

Hours of Operation: Interpreting and ASL classes are offered during the fall and spring semesters.

Description: The Interpreting Program at Bloomsburg University is intended for individuals seeking to become ASL/ English interpreters for the Deaf/ Hard of Hearing. This program is a four years culminating with a Bachelors degree in ASL/English Interpreting. It is an austere and highly competitive course of study, which requires copious amounts of hands-on training that is obtained through in-class practice and personal interaction with the Deaf community. A combination of empirical knowledge as well as practical application will be employed in order to achieve the level of excellence required in the field of interpreting.
Center for Hearing and Deaf Services
1945 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
412-281-1375 (Voice/TTY)
FAX: 412-281-6564

Website: www.hdscenter.org

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm - Interpreting Dept. 24/7 accessed via main phone number

Description: Center for Hearing and Deaf Services provides a diverse and affordable program of quality diagnostic, rehabilitative and supportive services designed to address problems experienced by children and adults who are deaf, hard of hearing, or deafblind, and serve as an information and referral source for this population and general public. The programs and services we provide are the Assistive Device Center, Hearing Rehabilitation Services, HDS Westmoreland, Behavioral Health Services, Deaf Youth Program, Life Skills Program, and the Interpreting Services Program.
Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services of Lancaster County
150 Farmington Lane, #5
Lancaster, PA 17601
717-397-4741 (Voice)
717-397-4741 (TTY)
717-283-4189 (Videophone)
FAX: 717-291-1830

E-mail: info@dhhslancaster.org
Website: www.dhhslancaster.org

Hours of Operation: Office hours: Monday-Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm or by appointment
ASL Interpreting 24/7

Description: The mission of Deaf & Hard of Services (DHHS) is to enhance the quality of life and encourage independence for those who are Deaf or hard of hearing. The vision of DHHS is to make life in Lancaster County and beyond a barrier-free experience. In support of these statements, DHHS provides a broad range of services and programs including advocacy, assistive devices, case management, diagnostic hearing evaluations/hearing aid dispensing, American Sign Language interpreting, and workshops. DHHS has begun a program to help people with emergency planning and also emergency services during crises in Pennsylvania.
Deaf Center of Lutheran Social Services
750 Kelly Drive
York, PA 17404
717-845-7022 (Voice)
717-848-6765 (TTY/Videophone) 717-845-9309 (Other)
FAX: 717-845-0805

E-mail: lsanderlin@lutheranscp.org
Website: www.lutheranscp.org

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 7:30 am to 3:30 pm
Interpreters and outreach staff work flexible hours meeting individual client needs.

Description: The Deaf Center provides interpreting, outreach, advocacy and counseling services. We also have ASL classes as well as having a small educational library.
Deaf-Hearing Communication Centre, Inc. (DHCC)
630 Fairview Road, Suite 100
Swarthmore, PA 19081-2335
610-604-0450 or 0452 (Voice/TTY)
FAX: 610-604-0456

E-mail: info@dhcc.org
Website: www.dhcc.org

Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Medical and Police Emergencies: Monday to Friday - 5:00 pm to 6:00 am
Weekends: Call 610-604-0452

Description: DHCC is a non-profit organization that provides service primarily in the 5 counties of the Philadelphia Region, southern NJ and northern Delaware. Will serve beyond these counties if possible. DHCC provides Sign Language Interpreting, CART, Sign Language Classes, Sensitivity Training, Workshops, Advocacy, Information and Referral. We have a Board of Directors with a majority of Deaf and hard of hearing directors. Since 1972, DHCC has promoted its mission to provide communication access and cultural awareness to the Deaf, hard of hearing and hearing communities.
DHH Insurance Agency LLC
1100 University Avenue, Suite 212
Rochester, NY 14607
866-371-8830 (Videophone)
FAX: 866-344-7868

E-mail: GMeyer@DHHinsurance.com
Website: www.DHHinsurance.com

Description: We have partnered with RID for the Professional and General Liability Insurance programs to offer a discounted rate to all members. Our program has comprehensive coverage that is all under one policy that provides Professional Liability, General Liability and Personal property Coverage for an annual premium of $350.00 Also we have Health Insurance for Freelance Intepreters.
Easter Seals Interpreting Services
2550 Kingston Road, Suite 204
York, PA 17402
717-718-3512 (Voice)
FAX: 717-741-5359

E-mail: esis@eastersealscentralpa.org
Website: www.eastersealscentralpa.org

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
For Emergency/after hours interpreter request, please contact Tammi Sullivan, Director, at 717-476-0078

Description: Easter Seals Interpreting Services (ESIS), previously known as DeafLink, is a non-profit sign language interpreter referral agency. We serve twenty seven counties in Central Pennsylvania as well as the surrounding areas which include Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Northern Virginia. We provide interpreting services, as well as job coaching, sign language classes (to the public, as well as on-site corporate classes), and informational presentations about interpreting.
Fair Interpreting LLC
305 Kurtz Avenue
York, PA 17401
717-889-4959 (Voice)
443-293-2276 (Other)
Fax: 717-318-5706
Calling Instructions: Please clearly state your name, a brief description of the services you require and we will promptly return your call.

E-mail: fairinterpreting@gmail.com
Website: www.fairinterpreting.com

Hours of Operation: Fair Interpreting LLC has the ability to fulfill 24 hours a day 7 days a week depending on what your needs may be.

Description: Fair Interpreting LLC works only with nationally certified sign language interpreters. We also have the ability to provide informational presentations based on your business needs. Please visit our website for more detailed information, or contact us via email or phone to obtain a Terms Of Service Agreement (TOSA) for your review. Let us know how we can best serve you!
Karasch & Associates
1646 West Chester Pike
Suite 4
West Chester, PA 19382
800-621-5689 (Voice)
484-947-7759 (Other)
Fax: 610-696-2008
Calling Instructions: Clients can call the 800# and hit option 5 for captioning services. Cell phones can be used for texting.

E-mail: cart@karasch.com
Website: www.karasch.com

Hours of Operation: Karasch is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Our phones are manned by our knowledgeable staff who can assist you.

Description: Karasch & Associates provides all forms of captioning on-site and via remote, locally, regionally, nationally and internationally: Broadcast Captioning, Computer Aided Real Time (CART), Individual and Large screen service, Transcription; Off-Line and Encoding Services, Remote Sign Language, On-site Sign Language
Language Matters Inc.
PO Box 2466
King, NC 27021
336-769-0433 (Voice)
1-877-564-7333 (Other)
FAX: 336-769-0435
Calling Instructions: Currently voice-only message delivery

E-mail: admin@language-matters.com
Website: www.language-matters.com

Hours of Operation: Monday - Typically 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EST; Onsite training hours to suit your needs.

Description: We are a tri-departmental organization based in North Carolina, providing service and training to many US states. Our Interpreting Matters department provides communication access between Deaf and Hearing people in a variety of settings, using cued language transliterators and signed language interpreters. Education Matters is our department that provides two one-of-a-kind training series; one specific to cued language transliteration and the other specific to signed language and spoken language interpretation. We also provide training work sessions to suit your specific needs. Media Matters covers a variety of products for practice and knowledge in support of interpreters and transliterators.
Language Services Associates, Inc.
607 N. Easton Road
Building C
Willow Grove, PA 19090
215-657-6571 ext. 141 (Voice)
1-800-305-0673 ext. 141 (Other)
FAX: 215-657-6057

E-mail: sdunleavy@lsaweb.com
Website: www.lsaweb.com

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 5:30 pm

Description: LSA is a national, full-service language company providing ASL interpretation, transliteration, Deaf-Blind interpretation, remote CART services and Deaf Awareness Sensitivity Training Workshops.
Lehigh Valley Center For Independent Living
435 Allentown Drive
Allentown, PA 18109
610-770-9781 (Voice/Videophone)
800-725-4614 (TTY)
FAX: 610-770-9801

E-mail: KadieTrauger@lvcil.org
AIM Screen Name: weefrog119
Website: www.lvcil.org

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Interpreter available by appointment. VP is also provided Monday, Wednesday, Friday (may vary)

Description: LVCIL provides education and services to support independent living for persons with any type of disability. Services include advocacy, housing support and more. Sign Language Interpreter Referral Services provides fee-for-service interpreters whenever and wherever needed.
Pennsylvania Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (PARID)
1738 East Third Street, PMB#110
Williamsport, PA 17701
703-838-0030 (Voice)
703-838-0459 (TTY)
FAX: 703-838-0454

E-mail: president@parid.org
Website: www.parid.org

Description: The Pennsylvania Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (PARID) is an affiliate chapter of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. (RID) headquartered in Alexandria, VA. It is the mission and goal of PARID to provide state and local forums and an organizational structure for the continued growth and development of the profession of interpretation and transliteration of American Sign Language and English. For more information regarding sign language interpreting in Pennsylvania, go to the PARID website.
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
333 Commerce Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
703-838-0030 (Voice)
703-838-0459 (TTY)
FAX: 703-838-0454

E-mail: publications@rid.org
Website: http://ns.neiu.k12.pa.us/WWW/SSSD

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Description: The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID), a non-profit organization, is the only national association dedicated to the professional development of American Sign Language interpreters and transliterators. The association encourages the growth of the profession, educates the public about the vital role of interpreters and transliterators and works to ensure equal opportunity and access for all individuals.
Sign Language Interpreting Professionals
PO Box 15458
Pittsburgh, PA 15237-7458
412-400-2021 (Voice)
412-888-5483 (Videophone)
FAX: 412-767-5483

E-mail: slipasl@aol.com
Website: www.slipasl.com

Description: Provides consistent, reliable professional interpreters to the general public. Specialty is legal interpreting, and professional business interpreting. Sign Language Interpreting is a resource to both the Deaf and Hearing population regarding the laws related to providing interpreters. For interpreters, we can be a resource on working as an interpreter.
Sign Language Specialists of Western PA, Inc.
172 Watson St.
Johnstown, PA 15905
814-659-5755 (Voice)
814-535-4914 (Other)
FAX: 814-535-4914
Calling instructions: The first listed phone number is the business number. The second listed number is the home number.

E-mail: Slswpa@atlanticbb.net
Website: www.slswpa.com

Hours of Operation: We are on call 24 hours a day. Our primary work day hours are 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Description: SLSWPA, Inc. is a group of nationally certified and qualified sign language interpreters that are also PA state registered through the Office for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing, who are dedicated to the interpreting profession. We believe in adhering to professional standards involving our staff with our community, and providing excellent customer service. We are able to provide services in a vast array of settings; including, but not limited to medical, emergency services, mental health, therapy, counseling, weddings, funerals, legal, technical fields, vocational training, business meetings, job interviews, conferences and post-secondary education.
TERPexpo LLC
PO Box 138292
Clermont, Florida 34714
407-329-3677 (VoiceVideophone)
FAX: 321-282-0158

E-mail: reg@terpexpo.com
Website: www.terpexpo.com

Description: Sign Language Interpreter CEUs, weekend conferences, workshops for interpreters
The Communication Connection (TCC)
101 West Airy Street
Norristown, PA 19401
717-394-5555 (Voice)
717-394-7040 (TTY)
1-866-807-2298 (Other)
FAX: 717-394-7045

E-mail: TCCLanc@aol.com
AIM Screen Name: TCCLanc

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
For Emergency/after hours interpreter request (available 24 hours): Call 717-203-0425 (York, Lancaster and Harrisburg areas)

Description: The Communication Connection is a full service sign language interpreting service covering the York, Lancaster, Harrisburg, Philadelphia regions. We also offer other services including classes and workshops.
 

Libraries

 
Deaf Center of Lutheran Social Services
750 Kelly Drive
York, PA 17404
717-845-7022 (Voice)
717-848-6765 (TTY/Videophone) 717-845-9309 (Other)
FAX: 717-845-0805

E-mail: lsanderlin@lutheranscp.org
Website: www.lutheranscp.org

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 7:30 am to 3:30 pm
Interpreters and outreach staff work flexible hours meeting individual client needs.

Description: The Deaf Center provides interpreting, outreach, advocacy and counseling services. We also have ASL classes as well as having a small educational library.
 

Mental Health Services

 
Allies In Caring, LLC/ Ivette Guillermo-McGahee, LPC
Main office: 18th S. Second St.
Hammonton, NJ 08037
Phila. office: Friends Center, 1507 Cherry St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102
609-742-7193

E-mail: alliesincaring@me.com
 
Reimbursement: Accept the following insurances: Penn Behavioral Health, MHN Sliding scale fee: Cash or check
 
Qualifications of Staff: Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling, Extensive training in multicultural competence, systems centered therapy, and mindfulness based therapy.
 
Staff Experience: Fluency in American Sign Language, Mexican Sign Language, Spanish and English. Knowledge and experience working with individuals, couples and families. Understanding of relationship dynamics affecting CODAS and their parents.
 
Accreditation: Licensed as a Professional Counselor by the state of NJ and PA. Certified by the NBC
 
Description: Allies In Caring LLC, is an agency that provides culturally affirmative and linguistically appropriate counseling and education to individuals and families. By practicing culturally affirmative skills such as: Skills on balancing the cultural and clinical considerations, and skills in language and nonverbal communication, we increase rapport with our clients. This facilitates their engagement in treatment, and an "Allies In Caring"/ collaborative approach. Our "Allies In Caring" approach, promotes the development of a collaborative relationship in which counselor and client care together with a sense of shared responsibility, this enhances commitment and efficacy of treatment. We recognize our clients expertise on themselves: their life, their world, their "problem" and its "solution." We are committed to creating collaborative relationships, helping our clients use their experience, knowledge and competencies to meet their goals. We specialize in providing services to the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Latino community .
Beaver County Rehabilitation Center/Aurora Psychiatric Rehabilitation
131 Pleasant Drive
Alliquippa, PA 15001
724-378-4750 (Voice)
724-847-1306 (TTY)
724-987-7946 (Videophone)
724-775-2298 (Other)
FAX: 724-378-4526

E-mail: mlasalle@bcrc.net
Website: www.bcrc.net
 
Population Served: Adults
 
Types of Services offered: Medication Management, Psychiatric Rehabilitation, with an interpreter, Peer Support Services, Psychiatric evaluations and med checks quarterly for those who are deaf and hard of hearing, Interpreting Services (Medical Appointments, Counseling Appointments, Physical Therapy Visits, Social Events, etc.) To request an interpreter call 724-847-1306 (Voice or TDD), Sign classes are offered in the spring and full to teach all new staff and the community beginning sign language
 
Qualifications of Staff: Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioners, Certified Peer Support Workers, Certified Co-Occurring Disorder Professionals
 
Staff Experience: Most of our staff have beginning signing skills; quarterly, a fluently signing psychiatrist sees patients at the Aurora site for evaluation and med checks. However, she is limited to serving those who are funded through Value Behavioral Health at this site.
 
Accreditation: 55 Pa. Code 2390: Regulations for Vocational Facilities, Article X Section 101 of Public Welfare Code License #419370 Psychiatric rehabilitation. Site based: mobile and Peer support services
 
Description: It is the mission of the Beaver County Rehabilitation Center, Inc. to provide the opportunity for vocational growth and independence while respecting the dignity and uniqueness of each individual
The Bradley Center
5180 Campbells Run Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
412-788-8219 (Voice)
800-654-5984 (TTY)
FAX: 412-788-8215

Website: www.thebradleycenter.org
 
Population Served: Children, Families
 
Types of Services offered: Behavioral Management, Educational Services, Emotional Support, Medication Management, Residential Programming, School-based Treatment
 
Qualifications of Staff: Therapists are all masters level, Full time psychiatrist
 
Staff Experience: Bradley has had the opportunity to serve those who are hard of hearing or deaf.
 
Accreditation: JCAHO
 
Description: Bradley is a regional healthcare and child welfare system that provides comprehensive and caring services to children, youth, and families. Bradley is recognized nationally by families, communities and professionals as a premier behavioral healthcare and child welfare organization that promotes the physical, social, emotional, educational and spiritual growth of the children, youth and families that we serve.

Center for Community Resources
212-214 S. Main St.
Suite 625
Butler, PA 16001
724-431-3748 (Voice)
724-431-0671 (TTY)
800-292-3866 (Other)
FAX: 724-431-0789

E-mail: mailto:ccrinc@ccrinfo.org
Website: www.ccrinfo.org

 
Populations Served: Adults, Children, Families
 
Services offered: Behavioral Management, Case Management, Consultation, Crisis Management, Drug and Alcohol Services, Educational Services, Emotional Support, Information and referral/211 after-hours/weekend/holiday; Utility crisis Information and referral; Crisis a telephone/walk-in and mobile services; deaf and hard of hearing case management Information and referral support
 
Reimbursement: All services are free and confidential.
 
Qualifications of Staff: Qualified staff with mental health, substance abuse/I&R experience/training.
 
Staff Experience: We have a Case Manager/Service Coordinator who is deaf, is fluent ASL, and can provide support svcs. to deaf and hard of hearing community in Butler County.
 
Accreditation: AIRS (Alliance of Information and Referral Systems) member. Approximately 25% of our staff are AIRS certified.
 
Description: The Mission of Center for Community Resources is to make a positive difference in every day lives by connecting people to a network of supports and services essential for actively learning, working and living in the community. The agency's goal is to coordinate supportive services for individuals and families seeking information & referral for mental health, mental retardation, substance abuse and other human service needs. We are an integrated point of contact working in collaboration with other human service agencies to identify needs in the community and effectively respond to assist anyone seeking help. We provide free and confidential assistance for men, women, children, youth, seniors and families, regardless of religion, race, age or ability to pay. Services are accessible for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, visually impaired, and/or those with physical or intellectual disabilities.
Center for Hearing and Deaf Services, Inc.
1945 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
412-281-1375 (Voice/TTY)
FAX: 412-281-6564

E-mail: info@hdscenter.org
Website: www.hdscenter.org
 
Populations Served: Adults, Children, Families
 
Services offered: Behavioral Management, Case Management, Consultation, Emotional Support, Family Based Services, Independent Disability Related Services, Medication Management, Outpatient Therapy, Psychological Testing/Evaluation, Audiological Services, Assistive Devices, Interpreting Services, Deaf Youth Program
 
Reimbursement: All major insurances accepted, Private pay, PA State Waivers
 
Qualifications of Staff: We have a psychiatrist, two masters level and one bachelors level therapists in behavioral health. In the intellectual disabilities program, we have 3 bachelor level staff and 1 associates level staff; 3 of these staff people are deaf and all are ASL fluent. Our audiologist has a Master's Degree.
 
Staff Experience: HDS has been serving the deaf, deaf-blind and hard of hearing communities since 1921. We provide education about hearing loss and various aspects of the field as well as services. Our client-serving staff are ASL fluent, and we also have staff who are deaf or hard of hearing. We are the only non-profit in Western PA providing services to this population. Our Assistive Device Center has all of the latest technology, and staff who are trained in its use and who can make recommendations about products. We serve all of Western PA.
 
Accreditation: American Speech-Language Hearing Association, PA Department of State-Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs-Audiology, State Department of Mental Health-Behavioral Health, PA Bureau of Charitable Organizations
 
Description: The Center for Hearing & Deaf Services, Inc. was founded in 1921 as the League for the Hard of Hearing. Its primary goal was to provide activities for people with hearing loss. From these modest beginnings HDS has evolved into our region's only comprehensive service center for individuals who are culturally deaf, deaf-blind, or hard of hearing, as well as their friends and families. Our mission is to provide a diverse and affordable program of quality diagnostic, rehabilitative, and supportive services to meet the unique challenges of children and adults who are deaf or hard of hearing and to serve as an information and referral source for this population and the general public. The vision of HDS staff is to be caring professionals, serving persons waho are deaf, deaf-blind, or hard of hearing with excellence, dignity, and trust.
Center for Hearing Loss Help
49 Piston Court
Stewartstown, PA 17363
717-993-8555 (Voice)
FAX: 717-993-6661

E-mail: info@hearinglosshelp.com
Website: www.hearinglosshelp.com

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm - Personal Consultation by appointment only.

Description: The Center for Hearing Loss Help helps people live successful and fulfilling lives in spite of their hearing losses by providing them with information, counsel, support, books and selected quality assistive products that help them successfully deal with the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of living with hearing loss, tinnitus (and other phantom sounds), balance issues and other ear-related problems.
CONCERN Professional Services for Children Youth and Families
One West Main Street
Fleetwood, PA 19522
610-944-0445 (Voice)
FAX: 610-944-1196

E-mail: lmessner@concern4kids.org
Website: www.concern4kids.org
 
Populations Served: Adults, Children, Families
 
Services offered: Behavioral Management, Family Based Services, Medication Management, Outpatient Therapy, Partial Hospital Programming, Residential Programming, Wrap Around Services (All services are not provided at all CONCERN locations)
 
Reimbursement: Services are reimbursed through insurance or negotiated fees.
 
Qualifications of Staff: Licensed and un-licensed staff. All with Master's degrees in a Human Services field.
 
Staff Experience: Staff would link with Berks County Office of Deaf and Hard of Hearing in order to provide services to those that are deaf or hard of hearing.
 
Description: Through teamwork, cultural awareness, and quality personalized services, CONCERN promotes respect, self worth and trust in individuals and fosters the growth of healthy, responsible and productive community members.
Deaf Center of Lutheran Social Services
750 Kelly Drive
York, PA 17404
717-845-7022 (Voice)
717-848-6765 (TTY/Videophone)
717-845-9309 (Other)
FAX: 717-845-0805

E-mail: lsanderlin@lutheranscp.org
Website: www.lutheranscp.org

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 7:30 am to 3:30 pm

Interpreters and outreach staff work flexible hours meeting individual client needs.

Description: The Deaf Center provides interpreting, outreach, advocacy and counseling services. We also have ASL classes as well as having a small educational library.
Dr. Barbara L. Cohen
211 S. Route 100
Upper Macungie, PA 18106
610-530-0100 (Voice)
FAX: 610-530-1610

E-mail: BarbaraPsyD@aol.com
Website: www.drbcohen.com
 
Populations Served: Adults, Children, Families
 
Services offered: Behavioral Management, Consultation, Emotional Support, Outpatient Therapy, Psychological Testing/Evaluation
 
Reimbursement: I accept many insurance plans. I am willing to discuss fees where appropriate.
 
Qualifications of Staff: Master of Arts degree in Counseling: 1980-1982, Doctor of Psychology degree: 1988-1993, Neuropsychology Post-doctoral training: 1993-1994, Advanced training in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: 2012-2013
 
Staff Experience: I have worked with deaf and hard-of-hearing people since before entering my M.A. program to study counseling at Gallaudet College. Since then I have continued to work with deaf individuals, couples, and families in my practice. I have also presented to various organizations regarding therapy and Neuropsychological Evaluations of deaf and hard-of -hearing individuals. Has fluency in sign language and uses it to communicate with her patients.
 
Accreditation: PA License
 
Description: I work in my own practice. I strive to provide the most appropriate service to patients and their families.
Family Counseling Center of Armstrong County
300 S Jefferson St
Kittanning, PA 16201
724-543-2941 (Voice)
FAX: 724-543-4177

E-mail: pxuplinger@fccac.org
Website: www.fccac.org
 
Populations Served: Adults, Children, Families
 
Services offered: Behavioral Management, Case Management, Consultation, Crisis Management, Emotional Support, Family Based Services, Medication Management, Outpatient Therapy, Partial Hospital Programming, Psychological Testing/Evaluation, Wrap Around Services
 
Reimbursement: I accept many insurance plans. I am willing to discuss fees where appropriate.
 
Qualifications of Staff: psychiatrists (M.D.), CRNP, RN and LPN, master & doctoral level therapists, bachelor level for intake and case management
 
Staff Experience: Our clinicians serve deaf and hard of hearing consumers with the aid of translators.
 
Accreditation: licensed through the state
 
Description: It is the aim of the Family Counseling Center of Armstrong County to provide respectful and courteous service to the public, to enhance each person's sense of value and self-esteem, and to foster self-acceptance, self-reliance, and empowerment. The mission of the Center is implemented through a multi-faceted program of psychiatric outpatient assessment and referral, education, prevention, therapy, rehabilitation, and case management. All consumers experiencing mental health problems, emotional distress, problems in living, or developmental disabilities are eligible for services, without regard to age, gender, race, color, religious creed, disability, ancestry, or national origin. Each consumer has the right to receive an individualized program of service appropriate to their needs in a confidential and culturally sensitive manner, to participate in their treatment, to obtain advocacy, and to be made aware of treatment appeal procedures. Recovery principles and other principles outlined through the Community Support Program (CSP) and through the Child and Adolescent Service System Program (CASSP) are endorsed by the Center.
Family Psychological Associates
365 Franklin Hill Road
Kittanning, PA 16201
724-543-1888 (Voice)
FAX: 724-543-1898

E-mail: customerservice@family-psych.org
Website: www.family-psych.org/
 
Populations Served: Adults, Children, Families
 
Services offered: Behavioral Management, Case Management, Family Based Services, Medication Management, Outpatient Therapy, Residential Programming, Wrap Around Services
 
Reimbursement: Accepts most major insurances and self pay
 
Qualifications of Staff: M.D., Ph.D., L.C.S.W., L.S.W., L.P.C., M.S.
 
Staff Experience: We do employ staff who are fluent in sign language
 
Description: Family Psychological Associates provides the highest quality psychiatric and psychological services to children, adolescents, adults and geriatric patients. As a group of highly trained multidisciplinary mental health professionals continually striving for excellence, we focus not only on the process and the outcome of treatment, but also on the providing education and consultation to the professional and lay communities and conducting research. Thereby, we enhance knowledge in the fields of Psychiatry, Psychology, Counseling, and Social Work. As an integral part of the community, we are professionals dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of mental illness in a caring and compassionate environment and to the improvement of the quality of life for individuals and their families.
Family Services of Western Pa
1011 Old Salem Road, Suite 102
Greensburg, Pa 15601-1017
724-832-7600 (Voice/TTY)
FAX: 724-832-7602

E-mail: pxuplinger@fccac.org
Website: www.fswp.org
 
Populations Served: Adults, Children
 
Services offered: Medication Management
 
Reimbursement: We accept Medicaid, Medicare, Medicare Advantage plans, Children's Health Insurance Program, and many commercial insurance companies
 
Qualifications of Staff: Doctor of Osteopathy
 
Staff Experience: An ASL fluent psychiatrist provides psychiatric evaluations and medication management to people with hearing loss or deafness through her position at the Center for Hearing and Deaf Services. Family Services of Western PA has licensed the Center for Hearing and Deaf Services Greensburg office for providing mental health services.
 
Accreditation: Council on Accreditation (COA)
 
Description: To empower individuals to reach their full potential. To be a creative force partnership with the community to promote: health people, strong families and caring environments.
Family Wellness Program, Center for Childhood Communication, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
3405 Civic Center Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-590-7453 215-590-7443(Voice)
215-590-6890(TTY)
215-590-7463(Other)
FAX: 215-590-5641

E-mail: montoya@email.chop.edu, witmerr@email.chop.edu
AIM Screen Name: deafcnsir
Website: www.chop.edu/ccc
 
Populations Served: Children, Families
 
Services offered: Advocacy, Behavioral Management, Consultation, Emotional Support, Independent Disability Related Services, Outpatient Therapy, Family and Child Adjustment to Hearing Loss Consultation and Intervention (CHOP patients only), Cochlear Implant Social Work Evaluation (CHOP patients only), Clinical Consultation and Referral to Other Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disabilities Services for families with deaf or hard of hearing members. (CHOP patients only), Child Protection Evaluation and Recovery Treatment, Clinical Consultation and Training to Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disabilities Providers Serving children with families with deaf or hard of hearing members, Communication/Program Assessments of Deaf/HH Individuals with SMI or ID, System development/consultation for effective BH and ID services for D/HH Individuals and Families
 
Reimbursement: Some services limited to established CHOP patients only. Outpatient services reimbursed via health insurance, single case agreements or self-pay. Contact us for specific insurance information.
 
Qualifications of Staff:
Montoya: Licensed Professional Counselor, PA, Masters Degree in Counseling, Approved Clinical Supervisor, Comprehensive Skills Certificate (RID), PA Registered ASL Interpreter
Witmer: Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Masters Degree in Social Work
 
Staff Experience:
Montoya: Lifelong personal experience with hearing loss, over 30 years of professional experience in hearing loss, 19 years experience in outpatient services, native fluency in American Sign Language, skilled in working with children and families who use speaking, listening and hearing technology as well as those who use ASL. Experienced in working with infants and families through adulthood. Experienced with Child Protection Evaluations for children suspected of abuse who are young, older, deaf, hard of hearing or with typical hearing, and recovery therapy if indicated. Experienced in working with children and adults with hearing loss and other significant disabilities, minimal language, differences or serious health conditions.
Witmer: 17 years professional Social Work experience working with children and families in the Philadelphia area. Skilled in working with children who are deaf and hard of hearing and use speaking, listening and hearing technology. Experience counseling families regarding adjustment to hearing loss, learning differences, grief and loss, child trauma, foster care and adoption.
 
Accreditation: Accountable Care Organization by the National Committee on Quality Assurance Joint Commission on Health Care Organizations
 
Description: Support children, adolescents and families with hard of hearing or deaf members and the professionals who work these families to promote the child's teen's and family’s: successful mental functioning, successful adaptation to child’s or family member's hearing loss, satisfaction with familial and personal relationships, ability to adapt to change and adversity, competence through developing knowledge and skills
Irene Stacy Community Mental Health Center
112 Hillvue Drive
Butler PA 16001
724-287-0791 (Voice)
FAX: 724-287-2730

E-mail: svanhorn@irenestacy.com
Website: www.irenestacy.com

Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday 9:00 am to 8:00 pm Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Closed on Weekends and Holidays

Description: Mental Health Services, Adult and Geriatric Outpatient Services, Adolescent Outpatient Services, Family Based Mental Health Services, Rehabilitative Services, Psych Rehab site based, Psych Rehab mobile, Blended Case Management Services, Addictive Behavior Services, Assessment, Adolescent & Adult Outpatient Services, Adolescent & Adult Intensive, Outpatient Services, Psychiatric Evaluations, Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACT), Adult Intensive Community Based Services, Intellectual Disabilities Services, Behavioral Consultation Team (BCT), Agency with Choice (Waiver), Family Support Services (FSS), Residential Services, Long Term Structured Residence (LTSR), Washington Street Community Residential Rehabilitation (CRR), Partial-Care Community Residential Rehabilitation (CRR), Respite Diversion, Supportive Housing
 
JEVS Human Services
9350 Ashton Road, Suite 201
Philadelphia, PA 19114
267-350-8600(Voice)
FAX: 215-255-4777

E-mail: clhs@jevs.org
Website: www.jevshumanservices.org
 
Population Served: Adults
 
Services offered: Advocacy, Behavioral Management, Consultation, Emotional Support, Independent Disability Related Services, Outpatient Therapy, Family and Child Adjustment to Hearing Loss Consultation and Intervention (CHOP patients only), Cochlear Implant Social Work Evaluation (CHOP patients only), Clinical Consultation and Referral to Other Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disabilities Services for families with deaf or hard of hearing members. (CHOP patients only), Child Protection Evaluation and Recovery Treatment, Clinical Consultation and Training to Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disabilities Providers Serving children with families with deaf or hard of hearing members, Communication/Program Assessments of Deaf/HH Individuals with SMI or ID, System development/consultation for effective BH and ID services for D/HH Individuals and Families
 
Reimbursement: Employment services are funded through the state Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, Office of Developmental Program for people with intellectual disability or private pay (no reimbursement). Mental Health services are funded through the County of Philadelphia. Residential services - a room and board charge is based on a review of the individual's income including Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
 
Qualifications of Staff: Mental Health staff may have one of the following depending on their job duties: Mental Health credentials, Masters in Mental Health, Certified Peer Specialists, Registered Nurses. Vocational staff may have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree depending on their job duties.
 
Staff Experience: Some members of the Vocational Staff are hard of hearing, wear hearing aids and have been through the Office Of Vocational Rehabilitation process; some employees also know sign language
 
Accreditation: Licensed by Depart of Public Welfare
 
Description: JEVS is a not-for-profit; nonsectarian social service agency that benefits the community by enhancing the employability and self-sufficiency of the people it serves through a broad range of education, training, health and rehabilitation programs. JEVS serves more than 20,000 people annually in the Delaware valley.
Our Vision: Individuals strengthen communities by realizing their highest quality of life through the achievement of personal and vocational potential.
Our Mission: JEVS enhances the employability, independence, and quality of life of individuals through a broad range of programs. Consistent with our core principles and entrepreneurial spirit, JEVS creates innovative and sustainable solutions to address current and future community needs.
The Community Living & Home Support group of JEVS provides residential services, work programs, and recovery programs to participants with disabilities and chronic diseases.
Lynne Moser Professional Counseling Services
12 Penns Trail
Newtown, PA 18966
267-756-7060 (Voice)
Voice only; please call through Relay as receptionist caters to various other businesses.


E-mail: lynne@lynnemoser.com
Website: www.lynnemoser.com

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
appointments by request
Home visits will be considered when appropriate.

Description: ASL-fluent clinician, licensed in PA and NY, provides counseling, psychotherapy and support services for Deaf and hearing consumers. 13 years experience in Deaf community and in clinical, school and agency settings. Serve ages 14 through adulthood, individuals, couples and families. Confidential counseling provided for people suffering from mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety, addiction and substance abuse, suicidal impulses, stress, trauma, low self-esteem, and grief. Further addresses disability, employment concerns, school and career-related challenges, and trauma, among other issues. CBT approach to social, behavioral, and interpersonal problems. Provides consultation and collaboration with others if requested and when appropriate, such as parents, teachers, psychologists, and medical professionals to develop and implement strategies for success.
MCC Inc./Warwick Family Services
800 Clarmont Avenue, Suite B
Bensalem PA 19020
267-525-7000(Voice)
215-645-4330(Videophone)
FAX: 267-525-7010

E-mail: pbevenour@warwickfamilyservices.com
Website: www.warwickfamilyservices.com
 
Populations Served: Children, Families
 
Services offered: Behavioral Management, Wrap Around Services
 
Reimbursement: In Pennsylvania, the provision of services may be covered and reimbursable either directly through the Department of Public Welfare (Medical Assistance) or through a contract with a behavioral health managed care organization. Prior to the initiation of services, pre-approval/prior authorization must be granted, which occurs on a case-by-case basis, subject to the client meeting established coverage guidelines. In Pennsylvania, children who meet these coverage guidelines are eligible to receive services without regard to family income. Effective July 1, 2009, most Pennsylvania participating commercial health insurance carriers are required by regulation to provide their subscribers with up to $36,000 of coverage for autism related services each year. Please contact us at 267-525-7000 to learn more about how this law may affect you. Currently, we provide specialized wraparound services in Philadelphia and Bucks counties through our contracts with the Department of Public Welfare (Medical Assistance) and the Medical Assistance Managed Care Organizations Community Behavioral Health (CBH) and Magellan Health Choices. We have the ability to service clients in other Philadelphia area counties on a Non-participating basis. Please contact us at 267-525-7000 to learn if we can help.
 
Qualifications of Staff: Our treatment team will assess the clinical and behavioral needs of each child/family to create a plan to help the child and provide both behavioral and emotional support, which may include individual or family therapy when needed.
This team can consist of:
1. A Behavioral Specialist Consultant (BSC), who in conjunction with the family, develops an individual treatment plan for the child. Our Behavior Specialists all possess at least a Master’s Degree in Psychology, Social Work, Education or a related field and have at least 2 years post-Master’s experience in working directly with children. In addition, they are certified in providing Functional Behavioral Assessments;
2. A Mobile Therapist (MT) who provides intensive therapeutic services to the child and family in support. All Mobile Therapists hold at least a Master’s Degree in Psychology, Social Work or a related mental health field and 1 year post-Master’s experience in working directly with children and their families.
3. Therapeutic Support Staff (TSS)/Therapeutic Staff Support Aide (TSSA) who implements the behavioral treatment plan formulated by the BSC. TSSs all have at least a Bachelor’s Degree or 60 college credits and experience working with children. All TSSAs have at least 60 college credits and 3 years of full time work with children. All TSS/TSSA working in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program are fluent in American Sign Language (ASL)
 
Staff Experience: Our clinical staff in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program have experience working directly with the Deaf Community. All staff persons in the program are fluent in ASL and are trained in issues related to cultural competency as it relates to the Deaf Community. Our staff utilize accessible technology to coordinate and deliver service to support the whole family (VP, relay services, interpreters, messaging, etc.). Our staff has experience with children or family members with varying levels of hearing loss and preference in communication or use of assistive technology (ASL, BAHA, CI, hearing aids).
 
Accreditation: Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO)
 
Description: MCC Inc. /Warwick Family Services’ goals and services are based on two fundamental principals:
The belief in the innate worth of the child with special needs and his/her family, and the belief that each individual regardless of disability, age, gender, religion, ethnic origin, race, economic status and/or sexual preference is entitled to maximize his/her potential as a human being and member of society.
It is the contention of MCC Inc. /Warwick Family Services. that families of medically fragile and children with special needs are confronted with a multitude of issues and often overwhelming needs that cannot always be fully addressed by the caretaker or family system. MCC Inc. /Warwick Family Services is committed to providing comprehensive family centered services, geared towards promoting the overall well being of the child and family.
Our programs are designed to promote family, health and empowerment, through short-term interventions provided in the home, school and/or office environment. It is MCC Inc. /Warwick Family Services’ belief that in accomplishing this end, families will be better equipped to care for their child with special needs, with less stress and improved coping strategies, promoting the overall well-being of the family.
MCC Inc. /Warwick Family Services’ services are provided in accordance with, and guided by, six core principles. These principles were developed by Pennsylvania’s Child and Adolescent Service System Program and were adopted by MCC Inc. /Warwick Family Services as guiding principles. These principles can be summarized in six core statements. When services are developed and delivered according to the following principles, it is expected that they will operate simultaneously and not in isolation from each other.
1. Child-centered
Services are planned to meet the individual needs of the child, rather than to fit the child into an existing service. Services consider the child’s family and community contexts, are developmentally appropriate and child specific, and also build on the strengths of the child and family to meet the mental health, social and physical needs of the child.
2. Family-focused
Services recognize that the family is the primary support system for the child. The family participates as a full partner in all stages of the decision-making and treatment planning process, including implementation, monitoring and evaluation. A family may include biological, adoptive and foster parents, siblings, grandparents, other relatives, and other adults committed to the child. The development of mental health policy at state and local levels includes family representation.
3. Community-based
Whenever possible, services are delivered in the child’s home community, drawing on formal and informal resources to promote the child’s successful participation in the community. Community resources include not only mental health professionals and provider agencies, but also social, religious, and cultural organizations and other natural community support networks.
4. Multi-system
Services are planned in collaboration with all the child-serving systems involved in the child’s life. Representatives from all of these systems and the family collaborate to define the goals for the child, develop a service plan, develop the necessary resources to implement the plan, provide appropriate support to the child and family, and evaluate progress.
5. Culturally competent
Culture determines our worldview and provides a general design for living and patterns for interpreting reality that our reflected in our behaviors. Therefore, services that are culturally competent are provided by individuals who have the skills to recognize and respect the behavior, ideas, attitudes, values, beliefs, customs, languages, rituals, ceremonies and practices characteristic of a particular group of people.
6. Least restrictive/least intrusive
Services take place in settings that are the most appropriate and natural for the child and family and are the least restrictive and intrusive available to meet the needs of the child and family.
Meadville Medical Center
751 Liberty Street
Meadville, PA 16335
814-333-5000(Voice/TTY)
FAX: 814-333-5496

E-mail: tfarrell@mmchs.org
Website: www.mmchs.org
 
Populations Served: Adults, Children, Families
 
Services offered: Advocacy, Behavioral Management, Case Management, Consultation, Crisis Management, Drug and Alcohol Services, Emotional Support, Medication Management, Outpatient Therapy
 
Reimbursement: CMS, Private Insurance
 
Qualifications of Staff: Licensed Social Workers, Certified Counselers, Registered Nurses
 
Staff Experience: Resources available for hearing impaired persons such as certified sign language interpreters, TDD phones, WeInterpret certified sign language resource, staff members that are CODA's or knowledgeable of American Sign Language (not certified). Speech & Audiology Department available.
 
Accreditation: Licensed by PA Department of Health, Accredited by Det Norske Veritas
 
Description: Meadville Medical Center will remain an independent community hospital responding to identified community healthcare needs in the Crawford County region and providing the highest quality healthcare services to all patients regardless of ability to pay. Our Vision is to continually exceed the expectations of those we serve by working together as a team, dedicated to a process of never-ending improvement.
Milestones Community Health Care Inc. - Deaf Services Center
614 N. Easton Road
Glenside, PA 19038
215-884-9770 (Voice/TTY)
215-884-9209 (Videophone)
FAX: 215-884-9774

AIM Screen Name: deafcnsir
Website: www.salisb.com

Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Description: Assists Deaf and Hard of Hearing people to find appropriate care and treatment. Center provides a range of services such as Outpatient, Case Management, Partial Hospitalization, Peer Support, Specialized Interpreting and Residential programs. Milestones supports people to make choices, attain life goals, build relationships and participate in community life. Provides resources and opportunities in an intergrated manner. Everyone is treated with respect, dignity, and equality. Self-determination and interdependence can be achieved by all.
PAHrtners Deaf Services
614 North Easton Road
Glenside, PA 19038
215-884-9770 (Voice)
215-884-9770 (TTY)
267-415-1482 (Videophone)
FAX: 215-884-6301

E-mail: info@pahrtners.com
Website: www.pahrtners.com   www.facebook.com/deafjobs
 
Populations Served: Adults, Children, Families
 
Services offered: Behavioral Management, Case Management, Emotional Support, Family Based Services, Independent Disability Related Services, Medication Management, Outpatient Therapy, Partial Hospital Programming, Residential Programming, Vocational Services, Wrap Around Services
 
Reimbursement: Varies case by case. Please contact us so we might explore funding options.
 
Qualifications of Staff: Over 85% of our staff are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. We have numerous staff members that hold advanced degrees in fields such as: counseling, case management, social work, etc. We work with two psychiatrists who are knowledgeable and sensitive to the needs of the Deaf community.
 
Staff Experience: All staff are specially trained to work with the unique population we serve. All staff are versed in Deaf culture and American Sign Language.
 
Accreditation: CARF
 
Description: PAHrtners Deaf Services offers a wide-range of behavioral, developmental and therapeutic support programs to Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals in an environment free of cultural or language barriers. Located outside of Philadelphia PAHrtners provides residential and out-patient services to Deaf and Hard of Hearing (HoH) children, adolescents and adults.
 
Most of our staff members are Deaf/HoH. All PAHrtners employees are fluent in American Sign Language (ASL) and versed in Deaf culture. PAHrtners is truly innovative in that we offer assistance to the Deaf and HoH population in a Deaf-centered environment. PAHrtners’ programs are expansive and diverse. We are able to assist individuals with varying needs, from low-level to intense. Our team approach to care delivers services in a seamless and integrated manner.
 
In order to truly understand our unique program we invite you to call or visit us in person.
Shannon Ruane Counseling
Land Title Builidng
100 S. Broad Street, Suite 1309
Philadelphia, PA 19110
215-244-0845 (Voice)
FAX: 215-564-0123

E-mail: info@ruanecounseling.com
Website: www.ruanecounseling.com
 
Populations Served: Adults, Children
 
Services offered: Behavioral Management, Consultation, Emotional Support, Independent Disability Related Services, Outpatient Therapy, Psychological Testing/Evaluation
 
Reimbursement: Presently accepting Medicaid (CBH), Highmark Blue Shield, Horizon, Aetna, United Behavioral Health, Personal Choice, Independence Blue Cross, Penn Behavioral Health, Ceridian & Network Advantage
 
Qualifications of Staff: Shannon has a Master of Science degree in Rehabilitation Psychology & Counseling. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor.
 
Staff Experience: Shannon has fluency in American Sign Language and utilizes a cochlear implant. Shannon worked as a case manager for Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals with mental health challenges following completion of her psychology degree. She later worked as a Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing with a state vocational rehabilitation program for 6 years. Following that position, she assumed a supervisory role with the agency and was responsible for the supervision of Deaf and Hard of hearing staff members. She also oversaw the agency Deaf and Hard of Hearing program. She is currently a Licensed Professional Counselor in private practice.
 
Accreditation: Shannon is an active member of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and writes a blog for the ACA about rehabilitation counseling for counselors.
 
Description: Shannon's practice focuses on solutions based therapy and offers private counseling sessions to individuals, couples, and families. Shannon focuses primarily on working with adults, but does offer services to children over the age of 12. Her practice serves Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Hearing populations.
Summit Behavioral Health
176 S. Coldbrook Avenue, unit 2
Chambersburg, PA 17201
717-267-7480 (Voice)
FAX: 717-267-7403

Website: www.summithealth.org
 
Populations Served: Adults, Children, Families
 
Services offered: Behavioral Management, Medication Management, Outpatient Therapy
 
Qualifications of Staff: M.D. CRNP, LCSW, LPC
 
Staff Experience: Our agency coordinates services with DeafNet for a translator to come into the office during client visits and appointments. No charge to the client.
 
Accreditation: Joint Commission
 
Description: Summit Health is a not-for-profit, local, and regional network of healthcare providers committed to the improvement of the health and well-being of the people living in communities we serve within Franklin County and surrounding areas. We exist to...
Deliver patient and family-centered care and service that is compassionate, sensitive, and respectful of individuals' dignity and needs.
Provide community-based programs and resources to improve the health and well-being of the people.
Provide a comprehensive range of quality health-related services that consistently demonstrate excellence and responsiveness.
Provide convenient access to cost-effective health services to all persons within our service area, without regard for their ability to pay.
Create a supportive environment that encourages trust, participation, open communication, collaboration, competence, and respect among our physicians, employees, trustees, and volunteers.
The Consortium, Inc.
Family Based Deaf Services
26 South 40th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19149
215-495-1792 (Voice)
215-495-1799 (TTY)
FAX: 215-495-1797

E-mail: porourke@consortium-inc.org
Website: www.consortium-inc.org

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Description: The Family Based program uses an intensive approach available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, designed to maintain and strengthen the family. It recognizes that Deaf or Hard of Hearing children and their families feel isolated at times and in reality are part of a complex network of school, friends and community. We work together to address issues and help bring unity in the family as well as assisting children to receive maximum benefit from school and community activities. The program philosophy is that children grow up best in their own homes.
The Open Door- Armstrong Indiana Crisis
334 Philadelphia St.
Indiana, PA 15701
877-333-2470 (Voice/TTY)
FAX: 724-465-2610

E-mail: opendoor26@hotmail.com
Website: www.theopendoor.org
 
Populations Served: Adults, Children, Families
 
Services offered: Crisis Management, Drug and Alcohol Services, Outpatient Therapy, 24/7 Crisis Hotline housed within a Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center. Ability to provide crisis intervention, resources, referrals, and ability to schedule appointments for Drug and Alcohol outpatient services within the organization.
 
Qualifications of Staff: Fully licensed facility with all staff minimum Bachelor's in Human Service field, 1 year direct care and 2 years experience.
 
Accreditation: Licensed by Dept. of Public Welfare
 
Description: It is The Open Door's mission to provide for the people of Indiana County unconditional acceptance, education, treatment, and a place of confidential sanctuary when they are addressing issues of substance abuse, addiction and/or chemical dependency. Trained Mental Health Crisis Intervention Specialists are available to listen, help you problem solve your crisis and also can provide valuable referrals for further assistance in the areas of: suicide, alcohol and other drugs, mental health, grief and loss, domestic violence, rape or ANY CRISIS in your life. We offer unconditional positive regard toward all of our contacts, respecting the difficulty in your decision to contact us and thanking you for the opportunity to help you.
West Central Center for the Deaf
2201 East State Street
Hermitage, PA 16148
724-342-3323 (Voice)
724-981-4327 (TTY) FAX: 724-981-6198

E-mail: sdorfi@cccmer.org
Website: www.westpadeaf.org
 
Populations Served: Adults, Children, Families
 
Services offered: Advocacy, Behavioral Management, Consultation, Emotional Support, Medication Management, Outpatient Therapy, BHRS Mobile Therapy, Mobile Mental Health Treatment for Adults
 
Reimbursement: Through BHMCO (Behavioral Health Managed Care Organizations) and other Insurance companies.
 
Qualifications of Staff: All Mental Health Counseling Staff hold Masters Degrees and are ASL fluent and have many years working with persons who are deaf or hard of hearing
 
Staff Experience: All counseling staff are ASL fluent and have many years experience counseling persons who are deaf or hard of hearing. The staff are knowledgeable about technology and can connect consumers to resources. the staff is also knowledgeable regarding ADA and the cultural aspects of deafness. WCCD staff exclusively work with persons who are deaf or hard of hearing.
 
Description: The Mission for West Central Center for the Deaf is to accommodate the changing interests and developing needs of the deaf and hard of hearing community by providing comprehensive quality services and supports within a flexible strength-focused philosophy.

Organizations for the Deaf

 
Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
3417 Volta Place, NW
Washington, DC 20007
202-337-5220 (Voice)
202-337-5221 (TTY)
FAX: 202-337-8314

E-mail: info@agbell.org
Website: National / PA Chapter

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (EST)

Description: The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing helps families, health care providers and education professionals understand childhood hearing loss and the importance of early diagnosis and intervention. Through advocacy, education, research and financial aid, AG Bell helps to ensure that every child and adult with hearing loss has the opportunity to listen, talk and thrive in mainstream society. With chapters located in the United States and a network of international affiliates, AG Bell supports its mission: Advocating Independence through Listening and Talking!
American Society for Deaf Children (ASDC)
3820 Hartzdale Drive
Camp Hill, PA 17011
717-703-0073 (Voice/TTY)
717-909-5588 (Videophone)
FAX: 717-909-5599

E-mail: asdc1@aol.com
Website: www.deafchildren.org

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Description: ASDC was founded in 1967 as a parent-helping-parent organization. Today, ASDC is a national, independent non-profit organization whose purpose is providing support, encouragement, and information to families raising children who are deaf or hard of hearing. ASDC recognizes the crucial role families play in the success of children who are deaf or hard of hearing. We affirm that families are capable and willing to guide their children's lives. Parents have the right and responsibility to participate in decisions regarding their children's educational and social development. ASDC supplies the information and support families request to ensure that their decisions and actions are based on up-to-date and accurate knowledge.
Berks Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
201 West Wyoming Blvd.
West Lawn, PA 19609
610-685-4520 (Voice)
610-685-4525 (TTY/Videophone)
610-223-2518 (Static IP Address)
610-823-2139 (Other)
FAX: 610-685-4526

E-mail: bdhhs@bdhhs.org
Website: www.bdhhs.org

Hours of Operation: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Wednesday 8:00 am to 7:00 pm Friday 8:00 am to 1:00 pm

Description: The mission of Berks Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (BDHHS) is to provide services, resources, social opportunities, education and advocacy for the deaf, hard of hearing and hearing individuals in Berks and surrounding counties. BDHHS provides interpreting services 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Also has a Client Consultant and Job Coach.
Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech
Bryn Mawr Location
455 South Roberts Road
Bryn Mawr, PA 19083
Philadelphia Location
625 Wister St.
Philadelphia, PA 19144
610-525-9600 (Voice)
FAX: 610-525-9655

E-mail: jsexton@clarkeschools.org
Website: http://clarkeschools.org

Hours of Operation: Varies depending on type and frequency of service. 8:00 am-5:00 pm daily

Description: Clarke provides children who are deaf and hard of hearing with the listening, learning and spoken language skills they need to succeed. Clarke's Bryn Mawr and Philadelphia campuses serve children from birth to age 6 through early intervention and preschool programs. We provide mainstreaming and speech and language services to children of all ages. We offer a unique learning environment designed to maximize each child's development, while building their self-confidence and preparing them for success beyond Clarke. Clarke partners with parents to provide the skills, knowledge and support they need to help their children reach their full potential. Children and families come to our campuses from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.
Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services of Lancaster County
150 Farmington Lane, #5
Lancaster, PA 17601
717-397-4741 (Voice)
717-397-4741 (TTY)
717-283-4189 (Videophone)
FAX: 717-291-1830

E-mail: info@dhhslancaster.org
Website: www.dhhslancaster.org

Hours of Operation: Office hours: Monday-Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm or by appointment
ASL Interpreting 24/7

Description: The mission of Deaf & Hard of Services (DHHS) is to enhance the quality of life and encourage independence for those who are Deaf or hard of hearing. The vision of DHHS is to make life in Lancaster County and beyond a barrier-free experience. In support of these statements, DHHS provides a broad range of services and programs including advocacy, assistive devices, case management, diagnostic hearing evaluations/hearing aid dispensing, American Sign Language interpreting, and workshops. DHHS has begun a program to help people with emergency planning and also emergency services during crises in Pennsylvania.
Erie Silent Club, Inc.
3044 West 26th Street
Erie, PA 16506
814-835-1141 (TTY)

Description: The club hosts social events and is a meeting place for the deaf community.
Fair Interpreting LLC
305 Kurtz Avenue
York, PA 17401
717-889-4959 (Voice)
443-293-2276 (Other)
Fax: 717-318-5706
Calling Instructions: Please clearly state your name, a brief description of the services you require and we will promptly return your call.

E-mail: fairinterpreting@gmail.com
Website: www.fairinterpreting.com

Hours of Operation: Fair Interpreting LLC has the ability to fulfill 24 hours a day 7 days a week depending on what your needs may be.

Description: Fair Interpreting LLC works only with nationally certified sign language interpreters. We also have the ability to provide informational presentations based on your business needs. Please visit our website for more detailed information, or contact us via email or phone to obtain a Terms Of Service Agreement (TOSA) for your review. Let us know how we can best serve you!
Little Rock Family Resource Room
Children's Seashore House, Room 126A
34th & Civic Center Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19104
267-426-7285 (Voice)

E-mail: huwies@email.chop.edu

Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Description: The resource room offers a broad range of services. Here you can learn about your child's condition, find hand-outs, brochures and publications, computer resources, telephones, alarm clocks and other alerting devices. In addition, we have catalogs that show the wide range of sophisticated assistive device available.
Lycoming Valley Association for the Deaf
948 Locey Creek Road
Middlebury Center, PA 16935
570-376-2177 (TTY)

Description: The Association sponsors social events for the deaf community.
Pennsylvania Society for the Advancement of the Deaf (PSAD)
2175 Deer Run Drive
Hummelstown, PA 17036
717-566-8007 (Voice/TTY/Videophone)

E-mail: gbootay@comcast.net
Website: www.psadweb.org

Hours of Operation: Flexible

Description: PSAD is a non-profit organization run by a 12-man Board of Managers as volunteers for the service, education and advocacy of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing citizens of the Commonwealth.
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
333 Commerce Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
703-838-0030 (Voice)
703-838-0459 (TTY)
FAX: 703-838-0454

E-mail: publications@rid.org
Website: http://ns.neiu.k12.pa.us/WWW/SSSD

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Description: The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID), a non-profit organization, is the only national association dedicated to the professional development of American Sign Language interpreters and transliterators. The association encourages the growth of the profession, educates the public about the vital role of interpreters and transliterators and works to ensure equal opportunity and access for all individuals.
VOICES (Value Our Innocent Children's Ears & Speech
1490 Fox Hollow Road
Williamsport, PA 17701
570-320-7701 (Voice/TTY)

E-mail: voices3@email.com

Description: Provides advocacy and support for families of children who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Western PA School for the Deaf CORES Program - Deaf Education Program
3820 Hartzdale Drive
Camp Hill, PA 17011
717-909-5577 (Voice)
717-909-5588 (TTY) 717-909-5588 (Videophone)
FAX: 717-909-5599

E-mail: jwells@wpsd.org
Website: www.wpsd.org

Hours of Operation: Regular business hours and appointments

Description: The CORES Center provides Community Audiological and Speech Services, Educational Consultant Services, Sign Language Classes, Interpreting Services, Technical Assistance for Teachers and Staff, as well as Training, Workshops and Seminars. CORES services are available to children, youth and adults both in school settings as well as in the community. CORES offers programs to school districts and other service providers across Pennsylvania.
 

Organizations for the Deaf-Blind

 
Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services of Lancaster County
150 Farmington Lane, #5
Lancaster, PA 17601
717-397-4741 (Voice)
717-397-4741 (TTY)
717-283-4189 (Videophone)
FAX: 717-291-1830

E-mail: info@dhhslancaster.org
Website: www.dhhslancaster.org

Hours of Operation: Office hours: Monday-Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm or by appointment
ASL Interpreting 24/7

Description: The mission of Deaf & Hard of Services (DHHS) is to enhance the quality of life and encourage independence for those who are Deaf or hard of hearing. The vision of DHHS is to make life in Lancaster County and beyond a barrier-free experience. In support of these statements, DHHS provides a broad range of services and programs including advocacy, assistive devices, case management, diagnostic hearing evaluations/hearing aid dispensing, American Sign Language interpreting, and workshops. DHHS has begun a program to help people with emergency planning and also emergency services during crises in Pennsylvania.
Fair Interpreting LLC
305 Kurtz Avenue
York, PA 17401
717-889-4959 (Voice)
443-293-2276 (Other)
Fax: 717-318-5706
Calling Instructions: Please clearly state your name, a brief description of the services you require and we will promptly return your call.

E-mail: fairinterpreting@gmail.com
Website: www.fairinterpreting.com

Hours of Operation: Fair Interpreting LLC has the ability to fulfill 24 hours a day 7 days a week depending on what your needs may be.

Description: Fair Interpreting LLC works only with nationally certified sign language interpreters. We also have the ability to provide informational presentations based on your business needs. Please visit our website for more detailed information, or contact us via email or phone to obtain a Terms Of Service Agreement (TOSA) for your review. Let us know how we can best serve you!
Little Rock Family Resource Room
Children's Seashore House, Room 126A
34th & Civic Center Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19104
267-426-7285 (Voice)

E-mail: huwies@email.chop.edu

Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Description: The resource room offers a broad range of services. Here you can learn about your child's condition, find hand-outs, brochures and publications, computer resources, telephones, alarm clocks and other alerting devices. In addition, we have catalogs that show the wide range of sophisticated assistive device available.

Organizations for the Hard of Hearing

 
Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
3417 Volta Place, NW
Washington, DC 20007
202-337-5220 (Voice)
202-337-5221 (TTY)
FAX: 202-337-8314

E-mail: info@agbell.org
Website: National / PA Chapter

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (EST)

Description: The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing helps families, health care providers and education professionals understand childhood hearing loss and the importance of early diagnosis and intervention. Through advocacy, education, research and financial aid, AG Bell helps to ensure that every child and adult with hearing loss has the opportunity to listen, talk and thrive in mainstream society. With chapters located in the United States and a network of international affiliates, AG Bell supports its mission: Advocating Independence through Listening and Talking!
American Society for Deaf Children (ASDC)
3820 Hartzdale Drive
Camp Hill, PA 17011
717-703-0073 (Voice/TTY)
717-909-5588 (Videophone)
FAX: 717-909-5599

E-mail: asdc1@aol.com
Website: www.deafchildren.org

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Description: ASDC was founded in 1967 as a parent-helping-parent organization. Today, ASDC is a national, independent non-profit organization whose purpose is providing support, encouragement, and information to families raising children who are deaf or hard of hearing. ASDC recognizes the crucial role families play in the success of children who are deaf or hard of hearing. We affirm that families are capable and willing to guide their children's lives. Parents have the right and responsibility to participate in decisions regarding their children's educational and social development. ASDC supplies the information and support families request to ensure that their decisions and actions are based on up-to-date and accurate knowledge.
Berks Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
201 West Wyoming Blvd.
West Lawn, PA 19609
610-685-4520 (Voice)
610-685-4525 (TTY/Videophone)
610-223-2518 (Static IP Address)
610-823-2139 (Other)
FAX: 610-685-4526

E-mail: bdhhs@bdhhs.org
Website: www.bdhhs.org

Hours of Operation: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Wednesday 8:00 am to 7:00 pm Friday 8:00 am to 1:00 pm

Description: The mission of Berks Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (BDHHS) is to provide services, resources, social opportunities, education and advocacy for the deaf, hard of hearing and hearing individuals in Berks and surrounding counties. BDHHS provides interpreting services 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Also has a Client Consultant and Job Coach.
Center for Hearing Loss Help
49 Piston Court
Stewartstown, PA 17363
717-993-8555 (Voice)
FAX: 717-993-6661

E-mail: info@hearinglosshelp.com
Website: www.hearinglosshelp.com

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Description: The Center for Hearing Loss Help, as its name implies, helps people live successful and fulfilling lives in spite of their hearing losses by providing them with information, counsel, support, books and selected quality products that help them successfully deal with the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of living with hearing loss, tinnitus (and other phantom sounds), balance issues and other ear-related problems. This is accomplished by attending our presentations and seminars, by reading our numerous helpful articles and books, and through our personal email and telephone support services.
Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech
Bryn Mawr Location
455 South Roberts Road
Bryn Mawr, PA 19083
Philadelphia Location
625 Wister St.
Philadelphia, PA 19144
610-525-9600 (Voice)
FAX: 610-525-9655

E-mail: jsexton@clarkeschools.org
Website: http://clarkeschools.org

Hours of Operation: Varies depending on type and frequency of service. 8:00 am-5:00 pm daily

Description: Clarke provides children who are deaf and hard of hearing with the listening, learning and spoken language skills they need to succeed. Clarke's Bryn Mawr and Philadelphia campuses serve children from birth to age 6 through early intervention and preschool programs. We provide mainstreaming and speech and language services to children of all ages. We offer a unique learning environment designed to maximize each child's development, while building their self-confidence and preparing them for success beyond Clarke. Clarke partners with parents to provide the skills, knowledge and support they need to help their children reach their full potential. Children and families come to our campuses from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.
Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services of Lancaster County
150 Farmington Lane, #5
Lancaster, PA 17601
717-397-4741 (Voice)
717-397-4741 (TTY)
717-283-4189 (Videophone)
FAX: 717-291-1830

E-mail: info@dhhslancaster.org
Website: www.dhhslancaster.org

Hours of Operation: Office hours: Monday-Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm or by appointment
ASL Interpreting 24/7

Description: The mission of Deaf & Hard of Services (DHHS) is to enhance the quality of life and encourage independence for those who are Deaf or hard of hearing. The vision of DHHS is to make life in Lancaster County and beyond a barrier-free experience. In support of these statements, DHHS provides a broad range of services and programs including advocacy, assistive devices, case management, diagnostic hearing evaluations/hearing aid dispensing, American Sign Language interpreting, and workshops. DHHS has begun a program to help people with emergency planning and also emergency services during crises in Pennsylvania.
Hearing Loss Association, Capital Region Chapter
P.O. Box 1553
Camp Hill, PA 17001
717-761-3632 (Voice)

E-mail: cdewane126@aol.com
Website: www.hlacapregion.org

Description: We provide support and information to hard of hearing people and their families. Monthly meetings are free and are held at the Giant Community Room, 2nd floor in the Camp Hill Shopping Center, Camp Hill, PA, 3301 Trindle Rd., (32nd & Market) the fourth Monday of each month at 7:00 PM. All meetings are captioned in real-time, in addition to providing audio-loop for T-switch users.
Hearing Loss Association of America - Central PA Chapter
1546 Kennelworth Court
State College, PA 16801
814-231-8284 (Voice)
877-243-2823 (CapTel Relay)
814-234-5095 (Voice phone)
FAX: 814-231-8284

Calling Instructions: Call through CapTel Relay using the number 877-243-5095 and the pound sign (#).
E-mail: hlaa-centralpa@hotmail.com
Website: http://groups.msn.com/HLAA-CentralPA

Hours of Operation: Generally meet the second Monday of every month at 7:00 pm in the Auditorium of Foxdale Village for Seniors, who sponsor HLAA. People of all ages are welcome.

Description: Provides advocacy and education and covers the broad areas of central Pennsylvania, Centre and surrounding counties. Not a formal office with walk-in hours. However, monthly meetings are available to help through email and/or by phone.
Hearing Loss Association of the Capitol Region
717-564-0230 (Voice)
717-534-0820 (Other)

E-mail: Normkirsch@aol.com

Hours of Operation: Meetings are held the fourth Monday of the month at 7:00 pm in the Community Room of Giant Super Food Store, 3301 Trindle Road, Camp Hill, PA.

Description: Local Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA). An international organization of hard of hearing people. A non-profit, non-sectarian educational organization devoted to those who cannot hear well. Meetings are for the purpose of self-help and advocacy and include issues and concerns of hard of hearing adults and their families.
Hearing Loss Association of America Lancaster County Chapter
Box 9011
Lancaster, PA 17604
717-314-2650 (Voice)

E-mail: dale.long@prodigy.net

Hours of Operation: We meet at 10:00 am on the third Tuesday of March, April, May, September, October, and November, at the Brethren Village Retirement Community. It is a convenient location for our members who live in all parts of Lancaster County.

Description: Our group has wonderful presentations about how to cope with hearing loss and recent advancements. We are very service-oriented. We want to learn more about hearing loss so that we can share with others.
Hearing Loss Association of America Pennsylvania State Office
126 Cedarcroft Rd.
Kennett Sq., PA 19348
Contact information can be found on the website.
Calling Instructions: *For Central PA phone number, please first call the CapTel operator at 1-877-243-2823.

E-mail: director@hlaa-pa.org
Website: www.hlaa-pa.org

Description: Hearing Loss Association of America Pennsylvania State Office is the state office of Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), the nation's foremost membership and advocacy organization for people with hearing loss. HLAA opens the world of communication to people with hearing loss through information, education, support and advocacy. Local chapters and their meeting dates and locations are listed on the website.
Little Rock Family Resource Room
Children's Seashore House, Room 126A
34th & Civic Center Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19104
267-426-7285 (Voice)

E-mail: huwies@email.chop.edu

Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Description: The resource room offers a broad range of services. Here you can learn about your child's condition, find hand-outs, brochures and publications, computer resources, telephones, alarm clocks and other alerting devices. In addition, we have catalogs that show the wide range of sophisticated assistive device available.
St. Vincent de Paul Hear Fayette Program
70 N. Mt. Vernon Ave.
Uniontown, PA 15401
724-439-1780 (Voice)
Calling Instructions: Call and leave a message.

E-mail: hearfayette@gmail.com
Website: www.stvincentdepauluniontown.org

Hours of Operation: Phone calls anytime. Thursday and Saturday 10 am to 3 pm

Description: SVdP Hear Fayette Program is a resource for persons who are hard of hearing or deaf. We educate the community and people with hearing loss. We have a women's support group; provide one-on-one computer lessons; sign language lessons; sign language practice group; provide referrals;serve as a PIAT TDDP volunteer center; develop projects such as the Highway Hearing Safety program which provides visor cards for persons who cannot hear while driving; publish a newsletter of reliable and up-to-date information for the target groups; maintain an identity on Facebook and connect via Internet to persons who are HoH, Deaf, and Deaf-blind. Always available either in person, by phone, or online.
VOICES (Value Our Innocent Children's Ears & Speech
1490 Fox Hollow Road
Williamsport, PA 17701
570-320-7701 (Voice/TTY)

E-mail: voices3@email.com

Description: Provides advocacy and support for families of children who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Western PA School for the Deaf CORES Program - Deaf Education Program
3820 Hartzdale Drive
Camp Hill, PA 17011
717-909-5577 (Voice)
717-909-5588 (TTY) 717-909-5588 (Videophone)
FAX: 717-909-5599

E-mail: jwells@wpsd.org
Website: www.wpsd.org

Hours of Operation: Regular business hours and appointments

Description: The CORES Center provides Community Audiological and Speech Services, Educational Consultant Services, Sign Language Classes, Interpreting Services, Technical Assistance for Teachers and Staff, as well as Training, Workshops and Seminars. CORES services are available to children, youth and adults both in school settings as well as in the community. CORES offers programs to school districts and other service providers across Pennsylvania.
 

PA State Government

 
Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts, Interpreter Certification Program
1515 Market Street, Suite 1414
Philadelphia, PA 19102
215-560-6300 (Voice)
FAX: 215-560-5492

E-mail: Interpreter.Program@pacourts.us
Website: www.courts.state.pa.us/index/interpreterprogram

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Description: The AOPC's Interpreter Certification Program mandated by Act 172 of 2006, works to provide trained and qualified interpreters for the Pennsylvania Courts and other state administrative agencies. The program's main goal is the creation of a statewide roster of qualified and certified interpreters and assisting the court in the implementation of effective management strategies for providing interpreter services in order to guarantee due process and equal access to the courts and administrative agencies for persons with limited English proficiency.
Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, Bureau of Blindness & Visual Services
Central Office
1521 N. 6th Street
Harrisburg, PA 17102
1-800-622-2842 (Voice)
1-866-830-7327 (TTY)
717-787-3201 (Other)
FAX: 717-787-3210

Website: www.dli.state.pa.us/bbvs

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Description: The mission of the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) is to assist Pennsylvanians with disabilities to secure and maintain employment and independence. OVR's Bureau of Blindness & Visual Services (BBVS) provides services to assist Pennsylvanians who are blind or visually impaired to work and maintain independent lives. BBVS has six district offices that provide a wide range of services throughout Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania Department of Health - Newborn Hearing Screening Program
Health & Welfare Building
7th Floor East Wing
Harrisburg, PA 17120
717-783-8143 (Voice)
FAX: 717-705-9386

E-mail: nbhs@pa.gov
Website: www.health.state.pa.us

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Description: The Infant Hearing Education, Assessment, Reporting and Referral (IHEARR) Act (Act 89 of 2001) requires the PA Department of Health to administer a statewide Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) program. Hospitals screen newborns for hearing loss and report results to the Department. The names of infants not passing the screening are referred to the Department for follow-up to assure completion of rescreening within 30 days, diagnosis of hearing loss within three months, and linkage to treatment and early intervention before the age of six months.
Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission
400 North Street
Harrisburg, PA 17105
717-787-5722 (Voice)
FAX: 717-787-4193

Website: www.puc.state.pa.us

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
CART and captioning services are provided 24/7

Description: The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission balances the needs of consumers and utilities to ensure safe and reliable utility service at reasonable rates; protect the public interest; educate consumers to make independent and informed utility choices; further economic development; and foster new technologies and competitive markets in an environmentally sound manner.
 

Religious

 
Back Mountain Harvest Assembly
340 Caverton Road
Trucksville, PA
570-696-1128 (Voice)

Description: Three Christian Church Services offered on Sundays with an intepreter provided. Call for specific Service times.
Bethel Presbyterian Church
2999 Bethel Church Road
Bethel Park, PA 15102
412-835-0405 (Voice)
FAX: 412-835-1037

E-mail: bethelpres@verizon.net
Website: www.bethelparkpresbychurch.org

Hours of Operation: Worship Every Sunday 10:30 am Sign Language Interpreter First Sunday of every month 10:30 am The Lord's Supper Join with us in Communion Sign Language Interpreter Christian Education Sunday School for all ages Every Sunday 9:15 am Bible Study Every Wednesday 6:30 pm Sign Language Interpreter upon request.

Description: Our Mission: Finding God's Purpose, Using God's Gifts, Sharing God's Love.
Camp Hill Church of Christ
3042 Cumberland Blvd.
Camp Hill, PA 17011
717-737-5587 (Voice)

Website: www.camphillcofc.org

Hours of Operation: Sunday: Bible Study 9:30 am, Service 10:30 am and 5:30 pm; Wednesday: Bible Study 7:00 pm. Sign language Interpreters available for services.

Description: A Bible-based, non-denominational, Christian Church dedicated to sharing the Gospel message.
Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg, Office of Ministry With People With Disabilities
4800 Union Deposit Road
P.O. Box 3557
Harrisburg, PA 17105-3557
717-657-4804 ext. 322 (Voice)
FAX: 717-657-4041

E-mail: vduncan@hbgdiocese.org
Website: www.hbgdiocese.org

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Description: The Office of Ministry with People with Disabilities promotes awareness, acceptance, accessibility and advocacy within the 15 county Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg.
Christ Church, United Church of Christ
200 South White Oak Street
Annville, PA 17003
717-867-1641 (Voice)
FAX: 717-867-5641

E-mail: ccucc@lmf.net
Website: www.ccucc.org

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:00 am to noon

Description: Sunday School - 9:00 am; Sunday worship service - 10:15 am. New Williams Sound FM system with headsets/receivers. Microphones for pastor, choir & organ.
Deaf Konnect
1345 Williams Grove Road
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
717-697-0226 (Voice)

E-mail: ddsa1@comcast.net
Website: www.wsefc.com/asl

Hours of Operation: Programs run at various times throughout the year, check the web site for up-to-date information.

Description: West Shore Evangelical Free Church provides sign language classes to the community in order to increase awareness and educate about the deaf community. Deaf Konnect seeks to teach about sign language to whomever wants to learn, is open to all skill levels, and has experienced teachers present to help in your learning.
First Baptist Church
901 East Basin Road
New Castle, DE 19720
302-328-4000 (Voice)

Website: www.fbcde.com

Hours of Operation: Sunday - Friday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm (no Saturday)

Description: Sunday morning services at 11 am. There is a certified interpreter available to interpret for worship. A friendly church that welcomes all!
First Baptist Church Deaf Ministry
984 W. Maitland Lane
New Castle, PA 16105
724-658-2507 (Voice)
724-924-2852 (Other)

E-mail: klmonaco1@comcast.net
Website: www.fbcnc.org

Hours of Operation: Sunday Services interpreted for the Deaf at 9:00 am
Wednesday Evening Bible study for deaf only 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Description: Mission is to provide a place of worship and spiritual growth for any individual who is deaf or hearing impaired. Offered through competent committed interpreters are opportunities for both the deaf and their families to be part of the on-going ministry of First Baptist Church, New Castle PA.
Saint Kilian Parish
212 Hook Street
Mars, PA 16046
724-625-1665 (Voice)
FAX: 724-625-1922

E-mail: rbachner@saintkilian.org
Website: www.saintkilian.org

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Description: Roman Catholic Church in the Diocese of Pittsburgh offers a weekly Mass interpreted for deaf and hard of hearing parishioners. Mass is held at Mars High School Auditorium every Sunday at 10:30 am. The high school address is 520 Route 228, Mars PA 16046.
Valleyview Baptist Church
2870 Pheasant Drive
Northampton, PA 18067
610-837-5894 (Voice)
FAX: 610-837-5896

E-mail: vbc@cleaninter.net
Website: www.valleyviewbaptistchurch.com

Hours of Operation: Sunday School - 9:30 am; Sunday morning worship service - 10:45 am; Sunday evening worship service - 6:00 pm; Wednesday night Bible study and prayer meeting - 7:00 pm.
Sign language interpreters provided.

Description: Proclaiming the Gospel of Christ to the Lehigh Valley
Word of Life Deaf Lutheran Church
10 Delp Road
Lancaster, PA 17601
717-940-8444 (Voice)
717-519-2491 (TTY)

E-mail: russ.rockwell@ecunet.org
AIM Screen Name: rrrasi

Hours of Operation: Worship on 1st and 3rd Sundays at 9:30 am

Description: Deaf congregation, Lutheran (ELCA)
 

Sign Language

 
2Translate, LLC
476 Maple St.
St. Marys, PA 15857
814-384-1146 (Videophone)

E-mail: 2translatellc@gmail.com
Website: www.2translatellc.com/

Description: 2Translate provides nationally certified and qualified interpreters for assignments in various of occasions in western Pennsylvania. Services provided are On-Site and Video Remote Interpreting.
ASL Services
2536 Eastern Blvd., #130
York, PA 17402
717-755-3212 (Voice)
FAX: 877-080-3970

E-mail: Office@aslservicespa.com
AIM Screen Name: ASLServicesPA
Website: www.aslservices-pa.com

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (phones are accessible 24/7)

Description: ASL Services provides sign language interpreting, and other services focused on the needs of Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, Deaf/Blind, and Hearing individuals, and their interaction together in their daily lives. Offering interpreting, job coaching, sign language instruction, deaf awareness training, and interpreter professional development.
Berks Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
201 West Wyoming Blvd.
West Lawn, PA 19609
610-685-4520 (Voice)
610-685-4525 (TTY/Videophone)
610-223-2518 (Static IP Address)
610-823-2139 (Other)
FAX: 610-685-4526

E-mail: bdhhs@bdhhs.org
Website: www.bdhhs.org

Hours of Operation: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Wednesday 8:00 am to 7:00 pm Friday 8:00 am to 1:00 pm

Description: The mission of Berks Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (BDHHS) is to provide services, resources, social opportunities, education and advocacy for the deaf, hard of hearing and hearing individuals in Berks and surrounding counties. BDHHS provides interpreting services 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Also has a Client Consultant and Job Coach.
Bloomsburg University
400 E. Second Street
Navy Hall 214
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
570-389-4147 (Voice/TTY)
570-389-4080 (Videophone)
FAX: 570-389-3980

E-mail: jbentley@bloomu.edu
Website: www.bloomu.edu/prospective/programs/asl.php

Hours of Operation: Interpreting and ASL classes are offered during the fall and spring semesters.

Description: The Interpreting Program at Bloomsburg University is intended for individuals seeking to become ASL/ English interpreters for the Deaf/ Hard of Hearing. This program is a four years culminating with a Bachelors degree in ASL/English Interpreting. It is an austere and highly competitive course of study, which requires copious amounts of hands-on training that is obtained through in-class practice and personal interaction with the Deaf community. A combination of empirical knowledge as well as practical application will be employed in order to achieve the level of excellence required in the field of interpreting.
Center for Community & Professional Services
Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
100 W. School House Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19144
215-754-4770 (Voice)
215-754-4770 (TTY)
267-331-4372 (Videophone)
FAX: 215-754-4792

E-mail: ccps@psd.org
Website: www.psd.org/page.cfm?p=414

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Description: The Center for Community & Professional Services (CCPS) at PSD is a resource center conducting outreach activities to assist members of the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Hearing communities. CCPS manages the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Job Center supported by the PA Office of Vocational Rehabilitation and private sources. The Job Center offers job readiness, job search, and job coaching services to deaf and hard of hearing adults, ages 18 and up. Social work, job readiness and job development professionals work as a team through classes, workshops, and individual consultations. On-the-job support is provided for employees and employers.
Center for Hearing and Deaf Services
1945 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
412-281-1375 (Voice/TTY)
FAX: 412-281-6564

Website: www.hdscenter.org

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm - Interpreting Dept. 24/7 accessed via main phone number

Description: Center for Hearing and Deaf Services provides a diverse and affordable program of quality diagnostic, rehabilitative and supportive services designed to address problems experienced by children and adults who are deaf, hard of hearing, or deafblind, and serve as an information and referral source for this population and general public. The programs and services we provide are the Assistive Device Center, Hearing Rehabilitation Services, HDS Westmoreland, Behavioral Health Services, Deaf Youth Program, Life Skills Program, and the Interpreting Services Program.
Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services of Lancaster County
150 Farmington Lane, #5
Lancaster, PA 17601
717-397-4741 (Voice)
717-397-4741 (TTY)
717-283-4189 (Videophone)
FAX: 717-291-1830

E-mail: info@dhhslancaster.org
Website: www.dhhslancaster.org

Hours of Operation: Office hours: Monday-Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm or by appointment
ASL Interpreting 24/7

Description: The mission of Deaf & Hard of Services (DHHS) is to enhance the quality of life and encourage independence for those who are Deaf or hard of hearing. The vision of DHHS is to make life in Lancaster County and beyond a barrier-free experience. In support of these statements, DHHS provides a broad range of services and programs including advocacy, assistive devices, case management, diagnostic hearing evaluations/hearing aid dispensing, American Sign Language interpreting, and workshops. DHHS has begun a program to help people with emergency planning and also emergency services during crises in Pennsylvania.
Deaf Camps, Inc.
Mailing address:
Deaf Camps, Inc.
417 Oak Court
Catonsville, MD 21227

Camp location:
Camp Manidokan
1600 Harpers Ferry Rd
Knoxville, MD 21758
443-739-0716 (Voice)

E-mail: deafcampsinc@gmail.com
Website: www.deafcampsinc.org

Description: Deaf Camp: for ages 7-19
American Sign Language Camp (for those learning ASL): for ages 8-18
Young Adult Deaf Camp (for developmentally delayed Deaf adults): for ages 18 and up
See website for complete camp dates and descriptions.
Financial aid available.
Deaf Center of Lutheran Social Services
750 Kelly Drive
York, PA 17404
717-845-7022 (Voice)
717-848-6765 (TTY/Videophone) 717-845-9309 (Other)
FAX: 717-845-0805

E-mail: lsanderlin@lutheranscp.org
Website: www.lutheranscp.org

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 7:30 am to 3:30 pm
Interpreters and outreach staff work flexible hours meeting individual client needs.

Description: The Deaf Center provides interpreting, outreach, advocacy and counseling services. We also have ASL classes as well as having a small educational library.
Deaf-Hearing Communication Centre, Inc. (DHCC)
630 Fairview Road, Suite 100
Swarthmore, PA 19081-2335
610-604-0450 or 0452 (Voice/TTY)
FAX: 610-604-0456

E-mail: info@dhcc.org
Website: www.dhcc.org

Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Medical and Police Emergencies: Monday to Friday - 5:00 pm to 6:00 am
Weekends: Call 610-604-0452

Description: DHCC is a non-profit organization that provides service primarily in the 5 counties of the Philadelphia Region, southern NJ and northern Delaware. Will serve beyond these counties if possible. DHCC provides Sign Language Interpreting, CART, Sign Language Classes, Sensitivity Training, Workshops, Advocacy, Information and Referral. We have a Board of Directors with a majority of Deaf and hard of hearing directors. Since 1972, DHCC has promoted its mission to provide communication access and cultural awareness to the Deaf, hard of hearing and hearing communities.
Deaf Konnect
1345 Williams Grove Road
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
717-697-0226 (Voice)

E-mail: ddsa1@comcast.net
Website: www.wsefc.com/asl

Hours of Operation: Programs run at various times throughout the year, check the web site for up-to-date information.

Description: West Shore Evangelical Free Church provides sign language classes to the community in order to increase awareness and educate about the deaf community. Deaf Konnect seeks to teach about sign language to whomever wants to learn, is open to all skill levels, and has experienced teachers present to help in your learning.
Easter Seals Interpreting Services
2550 Kingston Road, Suite 204
York, PA 17402
717-718-3512 (Voice)
FAX: 717-741-5359

E-mail: esis@eastersealscentralpa.org
Website: www.eastersealscentralpa.org

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
For Emergency/after hours interpreter request, please contact Tammi Sullivan, Director, at 717-476-0078

Description: Easter Seals Interpreting Services (ESIS), previously known as DeafLink, is a non-profit sign language interpreter referral agency. We serve twenty seven counties in Central Pennsylvania as well as the surrounding areas which include Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Northern Virginia. We provide interpreting services, as well as job coaching, sign language classes (to the public, as well as on-site corporate classes), and informational presentations about interpreting.
Fair Interpreting LLC
305 Kurtz Avenue
York, PA 17401
717-889-4959 (Voice)
443-293-2276 (Other)
Fax: 717-318-5706
Calling Instructions: Please clearly state your name, a brief description of the services you require and we will promptly return your call.

E-mail: fairinterpreting@gmail.com
Website: www.fairinterpreting.com

Hours of Operation: Fair Interpreting LLC has the ability to fulfill 24 hours a day 7 days a week depending on what your needs may be.

Description: Fair Interpreting LLC works only with nationally certified sign language interpreters. We also have the ability to provide informational presentations based on your business needs. Please visit our website for more detailed information, or contact us via email or phone to obtain a Terms Of Service Agreement (TOSA) for your review. Let us know how we can best serve you!
Karasch & Associates
1646 West Chester Pike
Suite 4
West Chester, PA 19382
800-621-5689 (Voice)
484-947-7759 (Other)
Fax: 610-696-2008
Calling Instructions: Clients can call the 800# and hit option 5 for captioning services. Cell phones can be used for texting.

E-mail: cart@karasch.com
Website: www.karasch.com

Hours of Operation: Karasch is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Our phones are manned by our knowledgeable staff who can assist you.

Description: Karasch & Associates provides all forms of captioning on-site and via remote, locally, regionally, nationally and internationally: Broadcast Captioning, Computer Aided Real Time (CART), Individual and Large screen service, Transcription; Off-Line and Encoding Services, Remote Sign Language, On-site Sign Language
Language Matters Inc.
PO Box 2466
King, NC 27021
336-769-0433 (Voice)
1-877-564-7333 (Other)
FAX: 336-769-0435
Calling Instructions: Currently voice-only message delivery

E-mail: admin@language-matters.com
Website: www.language-matters.com

Hours of Operation: Monday - Typically 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EST; Onsite training hours to suit your needs.

Description: We are a tri-departmental organization based in North Carolina, providing service and training to many US states. Our Interpreting Matters department provides communication access between Deaf and Hearing people in a variety of settings, using cued language transliterators and signed language interpreters. Education Matters is our department that provides two one-of-a-kind training series; one specific to cued language transliteration and the other specific to signed language and spoken language interpretation. We also provide training work sessions to suit your specific needs. Media Matters covers a variety of products for practice and knowledge in support of interpreters and transliterators.
Lehigh Carbon Community College
4525 Education Park Drive
Schnecksville, PA 18078
FAX: 610-861-4575

Website: www.lccc.edu

Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday: 7:45 am - 7:30 pm / Friday: 7:45 am to 5:00 pm / Saturday: 8:00 am to 11:45 am (switchboard only)

Description: Community College offers CREDIT ASL classes.
Northampton Community College
3835 Green Pond Road
Bethlehem, PA 18020
FAX: 610-861-4575

E-mail: czanoni@northampton.edu
Website: www.northampton.edu

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Description: Large Community College in Eastern PA with vibrant Adult Enrichment Program that offers non-credit Sign Language classes.
Pennsylvania American Sign Language Teachers Association
2106 Plainview Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15226

E-mail: PAASLTA@hotmail.com
Website: www.aslta.org/chapters/PA

Description: The Pennsylvania American Sign Language Teachers Association (PA-ASLTA) is one of the Chapters under the national organization dedicated to the improvement of teaching ASL/Deaf Studies at all levels of instruction. Please consider joining us in our efforts in sharing and expanding your knowledge and cultural understanding of American Sign Language and Deaf Studies throughout the state of Pennsylvania. PA-ASLTA encourages you and all members to SUPPORT, PROMOTE, AND ADVANCE THE FIELD OF TEACHING ASL in settings from K - 12, post secondary, the workplace, and others. We invite you to browse our website for more information, please do not hesitate to contact us for assistance.
Pennsylvania Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (PARID)
1738 East Third Street, PMB#110
Williamsport, PA 17701
703-838-0030 (Voice)
703-838-0459 (TTY)
FAX: 703-838-0454

E-mail: president@parid.org
Website: www.parid.org

Description: The Pennsylvania Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (PARID) is an affiliate chapter of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. (RID) headquartered in Alexandria, VA. It is the mission and goal of PARID to provide state and local forums and an organizational structure for the continued growth and development of the profession of interpretation and transliteration of American Sign Language and English. For more information regarding sign language interpreting in Pennsylvania, go to the PARID website.
Sign Language Specialists of Western PA, Inc.
172 Watson St.
Johnstown, PA 15905
814-659-5755 (Voice)
814-535-4914 (Other)
FAX: 814-535-4914
Calling instructions: The first listed phone number is the business number. The second listed number is the home number.

E-mail: Slswpa@atlanticbb.net
Website: www.slswpa.com

Hours of Operation: We are on call 24 hours a day. Our primary work day hours are 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Description: SLSWPA, Inc. is a group of nationally certified and qualified sign language interpreters that are also PA state registered through the Office for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing, who are dedicated to the interpreting profession. We believe in adhering to professional standards involving our staff with our community, and providing excellent customer service. We are able to provide services in a vast array of settings; including, but not limited to medical, emergency services, mental health, therapy, counseling, weddings, funerals, legal, technical fields, vocational training, business meetings, job interviews, conferences and post-secondary education.
St. Vincent de Paul Hear Fayette Program
70 N. Mt. Vernon Ave.
Uniontown, PA 15401
724-439-1780 (Voice)
Calling Instructions: Call and leave a message.

E-mail: hearfayette@gmail.com
Website: www.stvincentdepauluniontown.org

Hours of Operation: Phone calls anytime. Thursday and Saturday 10 am to 3 pm

Description: SVdP Hear Fayette Program is a resource for persons who are hard of hearing or deaf. We educate the community and people with hearing loss. We have a women's support group; provide one-on-one computer lessons; sign language lessons; sign language practice group; provide referrals;serve as a PIAT TDDP volunteer center; develop projects such as the Highway Hearing Safety program which provides visor cards for persons who cannot hear while driving; publish a newsletter of reliable and up-to-date information for the target groups; maintain an identity on Facebook and connect via Internet to persons who are HoH, Deaf, and Deaf-blind. Always available either in person, by phone, or online.
TERPexpo LLC
PO Box 138292
Clermont, Florida 34714
407-329-3677 (VoiceVideophone)
FAX: 321-282-0158

E-mail: reg@terpexpo.com
Website: www.terpexpo.com

Description: Sign Language Interpreter CEUs, weekend conferences, workshops for interpreters
The Communication Connection (TCC)
101 West Airy Street
Norristown, PA 19401
717-394-5555 (Voice)
717-394-7040 (TTY)
1-866-807-2298 (Other)
FAX: 717-394-7045

E-mail: TCCLanc@aol.com
AIM Screen Name: TCCLanc

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
For Emergency/after hours interpreter request (available 24 hours): Call 717-203-0425 (York, Lancaster and Harrisburg areas)

Description: The Communication Connection is a full service sign language interpreting service covering the York, Lancaster, Harrisburg, Philadelphia regions. We also offer other services including classes and workshops.
Western PA School for the Deaf
300 E. Swissvale Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15218
412-371-7000 (Voice/TTY)
800-624-3323 (Other)
FAX: 412-244-4223

Website: www.wpsd.org

Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday 7:30 am to 8:00 pm; Friday 7:30 am to 3:30 pm; Sunday 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Description: Located in Pittsburgh, with approximately 250 students from 100 school districts and 30 counties throughout the state, WPSD is the largest comprehensive tuition-free educational institution for deaf and hard-of-hearing students in Pennsylvania. Providing education services from birth through high school, WPSD's accessible communication environment enables all students to reach their fullest potential in both deaf and hearing communities.
Western PA School for the Deaf CORES Program - Deaf Education Program
3820 Hartzdale Drive
Camp Hill, PA 17011
717-909-5577 (Voice)
717-909-5588 (TTY) 717-909-5588 (Videophone)
FAX: 717-909-5599

E-mail: jwells@wpsd.org
Website: www.wpsd.org

Hours of Operation: Regular business hours and appointments

Description: The CORES Center provides Community Audiological and Speech Services, Educational Consultant Services, Sign Language Classes, Interpreting Services, Technical Assistance for Teachers and Staff, as well as Training, Workshops and Seminars. CORES services are available to children, youth and adults both in school settings as well as in the community. CORES offers programs to school districts and other service providers across Pennsylvania.
 

Summer Camps

 
Camp HERO - Camp for Deaf and Hear of Hearing
103 Navy Hall Bloomsburg University
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
570-389-4092 (Voice)
570-389-4439 (TTY)
FAX: 570-389-3980

E-mail: gocamphero@yahoo.com
Website: http://departments.bloomu.edu/deafed/CampHEROWeb/campherohome.html

Hours of Operation: July 27 to August 1, 2008.

Description: Camp HERO is a summer camp for deaf and hard of hearing children. Graduate and undergraduate students from Bloomsburg University provide a week-long array of activities and games based on language learning. A "total communication" philosophy is used and any children with hearing loss ages 6-17 are encouraged to attend.
Deaf Camps, Inc.
Mailing address:
Deaf Camps, Inc.
417 Oak Court
Catonsville, MD 21227

Camp location:
Camp Manidokan
1600 Harpers Ferry Rd
Knoxville, MD 21758
443-739-0716 (Voice)

E-mail: deafcampsinc@gmail.com
Website: www.deafcampsinc.org

Description: Deaf Camp: for ages 7-19
American Sign Language Camp (for those learning ASL): for ages 8-18
Young Adult Deaf Camp (for developmentally delayed Deaf adults): for ages 18 and up
See website for complete camp dates and descriptions.
Financial aid available.
Family Wellness Program, Center for Childhood Communication, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
3405 Civic Center Blvd., Room 112
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-590-7453 (Voice)
IP: 159.14.201.233
FAX: 215-590-7172

E-mail: montoya@email.chop.edu
AIM Screen Name: deafcnsir
Website: www.chop.edu/ccc

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Description: Support families with hard of hearing or deaf members and the professionals who work these families to promote the child's and family's: Successful mental functioning, successful adaptation to child's hearing loss (or parents' hearing loss), satisfaction with familial and personal relationships, ability to adapt to change and adversity, competence through developing knowledge and skills. Services include: Consultations with families, professionals, and organizations, mental health evaluation and counseling services, suspected child abuse evaluations and recovery treatment, training, service system development and advocacy. No one communication philosophy is promoted over another. Each family's communication preferences are accommodated and fully respected.
Fulton Theatre
12 N. Prince Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
717-397-7425 (Box Office)
717-394-7133 (Administration)
FAX: 717-397-3780

E-mail: TaraPotterveld@aol.com
Website: www.thefulton.org

Description: The Fulton Theatre provides Sign Language interpreted shows, often employing Deaf interpreters and Deaf actors, seven times a year. We offer paid summer programs for Deaf and hearing youth, and classes for children all year.

Fulton Theatre: A regional professional theatre company nurturing the mind and soul of the community through a season of plays designed uniquely for today's audience and impacting the national theatre community by commissioning and producing world premieres and reimagined works of note.

The Academy of Theatre: A year round program of classes for adults and youth exploring the tools of theatre making and the wonders of creative expression.

Youtheatre: The nationally recognized program which gives voice to the underserved in our community, building plays from their own histories and changing lives in the process.

Fulton Theatre for Young Audiences: A series of programs including plays for families at the Fulton and on tour to schools throughout Pennsylvania (the largest arts touring program in the state) and numerous workshops and residencies in the schools.
Western PA School for the Deaf
300 E. Swissvale Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15218
412-371-7000 (Voice/TTY)
800-624-3323 (Other)
FAX: 412-244-4223

Website: www.wpsd.org

Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday 7:30 am to 8:00 pm; Friday 7:30 am to 3:30 pm; Sunday 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Description: Located in Pittsburgh, with approximately 250 students from 100 school districts and 30 counties throughout the state, WPSD is the largest comprehensive tuition-free educational institution for deaf and hard-of-hearing students in Pennsylvania. Providing education services from birth through high school, WPSD's accessible communication environment enables all students to reach their fullest potential in both deaf and hearing communities.
Western PA School for the Deaf CORES Program - Deaf Education Program
3820 Hartzdale Drive
Camp Hill, PA 17011
717-909-5577 (Voice)
717-909-5588 (TTY)
717-909-5588 (Videophone)
FAX: 717-909-5599

E-mail: jwells@wpsd.org
Website: www.wpsd.org

Hours of Operation: Regular business hours and appointments

Description: The CORES Center provides Community Audiological and Speech Services, Educational Consultant Services, Sign Language Classes, Interpreting Services, Technical Assistance for Teachers and Staff, as well as Training, Workshops and Seminars. CORES services are available to children, youth and adults both in school settings as well as in the community. CORES offers programs to school districts and other service providers across Pennsylvania.
 

Support Groups

 
American Society for Deaf Children (ASDC)
3820 Hartzdale Drive
Camp Hill, PA 17011
717-703-0073 (Voice/TTY)
717-909-5588 (Videophone)
FAX: 717-909-5599

E-mail: asdc1@aol.com
Website: www.deafchildren.org

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Description: ASDC was founded in 1967 as a parent-helping-parent organization. Today, ASDC is a national, independent non-profit organization whose purpose is providing support, encouragement, and information to families raising children who are deaf or hard of hearing. ASDC recognizes the crucial role families play in the success of children who are deaf or hard of hearing. We affirm that families are capable and willing to guide their children's lives. Parents have the right and responsibility to participate in decisions regarding their children's educational and social development. ASDC supplies the information and support families request to ensure that their decisions and actions are based on up-to-date and accurate knowledge.
DePaul School for Hearing and Speech
6202 Alder Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
412-924-1012 (Voice/TTY)
FAX: 412-924-1036

E-mail: mk@depaulinst.com
Website: www.speakmiracles.org

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm (School hours 8:00 am to 3:00 pm from late August through early June)

Description: DePaul School for Hearing and Speech is a state-approved, private magnet school serving deaf and hard of hearing children from birth through grade 8. DePaul's programs are tuition-free to parents and caregivers of approved students. Programs include: early intervention services for children birth to 3 years; a center-based toddler program for children ages 18 months to 3 years; a preschool for children ages 3 to 5 years and a comprehensive, academic program for grades K – 8. Clinical services include speech therapy, cochlear implant habilitation services, audiological support including cochlear implant mapping, physical and occupational therapy, mainstreaming support, parent education programs and a parent support group.
Hearing Loss Association, Capital Region Chapter
P.O. Box 1553
Camp Hill, PA 17001
717-761-3632 (Voice)

E-mail: cdewane126@aol.com
Website: www.hlacapregion.org

Description: We provide support and information to hard of hearing people and their families. Monthly meetings are free and are held at the Giant Community Room, 2nd floor in the Camp Hill Shopping Center, Camp Hill, PA, 3301 Trindle Rd., (32nd & Market) the fourth Monday of each month at 7:00 PM. All meetings are captioned in real-time, in addition to providing audio-loop for T-switch users.
Hearing Loss Association of America - Central PA Chapter
1546 Kennelworth Court
State College, PA 16801
814-231-8284 (Voice)
877-243-2823 (CapTel Relay)
814-234-5095 (Voice phone)
FAX: 814-231-8284

Calling Instructions: Call through CapTel Relay using the number 877-243-5095 and the pound sign (#).

E-mail: hlaa-centralpa@hotmail.com
Website: http://groups.msn.com/HLAA-CentralPA

Hours of Operation: Generally meet the second Monday of every month at 7:00 pm in the Auditorium of Foxdale Village for Seniors, who sponsor HLAA. People of all ages are welcome.

Description: Provides advocacy and education and covers the broad areas of central Pennsylvania, Centre and surrounding counties. Not a formal office with walk-in hours. However, monthly meetings are available to help through email and/or by phone.
Hearing Loss Association of America Pennsylvania State Office
126 Cedarcroft Rd.
Kennett Sq., PA 19348
Contact information can be found on the website.
Calling Instructions: *For Central PA phone number, please first call the CapTel operator at 1-877-243-2823.

E-mail: director@hlaa-pa.org
Website: www.hlaa-pa.org

Description: Hearing Loss Association of America Pennsylvania State Office is the state office of Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), the nation's foremost membership and advocacy organization for people with hearing loss. HLAA opens the world of communication to people with hearing loss through information, education, support and advocacy. Local chapters and their meeting dates and locations are listed on the website.
Pennsylvania Partnership for the Deafblind
74 Horn Road
Shippensburg PA 17257
717-319-4064 (Voice)

E-mail: shaffersms@gmail.com
Website: www.papdb.org

Description: Formed in 2007, the Pennsylvania Partnership for the Deafblind (PPDB) is an organized network of parents, family members, and individuals with deafblindness. We support our members as they deal with the daily issues of life, such as: relationships with family and friends, healthcare, education, employment, insurance, service providers, life transitions.
St. Vincent de Paul Hear Fayette Program
70 N. Mt. Vernon Ave.
Uniontown, PA 15401
724-439-1780 (Voice)
Calling Instructions: Call and leave a message.

E-mail: hearfayette@gmail.com
Website: www.stvincentdepauluniontown.org

Hours of Operation: Phone calls anytime. Thursday and Saturday 10 am to 3 pm

Description: SVdP Hear Fayette Program is a resource for persons who are hard of hearing or deaf. We educate the community and people with hearing loss. We have a women's support group; provide one-on-one computer lessons; sign language lessons; sign language practice group; provide referrals;serve as a PIAT TDDP volunteer center; develop projects such as the Highway Hearing Safety program which provides visor cards for persons who cannot hear while driving; publish a newsletter of reliable and up-to-date information for the target groups; maintain an identity on Facebook and connect via Internet to persons who are HoH, Deaf, and Deaf-blind. Always available either in person, by phone, or online.
VOICES (Value Our Innocent Children's Ears & Speech
1490 Fox Hollow Road
Williamsport, PA 17701
570-320-7701 (Voice/TTY)

E-mail: voices3@email.com

Description: Provides advocacy and support for families of children who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Other

 
Delaware County Office of Housing and Community Development
600 North Jackson Street
Suite 101
Media, PA 19063-2561
610-891-5425 (Voice)
800-654-5984 (TTY)
Fax: 610-566-0532

E-mail: OHCD@co.delaware.pa.us
Website: www.co.delaware.pa.us

Hours of Operation: Monday thru Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Excluding Holidays

Description: The mission of the Office of Housing and Community Development (OHCD) is to promote sound housing and community development in Delaware County with the use of federal, state and local resources. OHCD, under the direction of Linda F. Hill, is responsible for the planning, administration and oversight of three federal programs: the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), the HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) and Emergency Solutions Grants (H/ESG) Programs. The office is also charged with oversight of state revitalization initiatives funded through the Department of Community and Economic Development.
Hands Up Productions
22 Morningstar Court
Sicklerville, NJ 08081
856-266-4059 (Voice)

E-mail: Handsupproductions@yahoo.com

Hours of Operation: 24 hours

Description: We provide Sign Language interpreting services for theatrical productions in the Philadelphia tri-state area.
Language Matters Inc.
PO Box 2466
King, NC 27021
336-769-0433 (Voice)
1-877-564-7333 (Other)
FAX: 336-769-0435
Calling Instructions: Currently voice-only message delivery

E-mail: admin@language-matters.com
Website: www.language-matters.com

Hours of Operation: Monday - Typically 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EST; Onsite training hours to suit your needs.

Description: We are a tri-departmental organization based in North Carolina, providing service and training to many US states. Our Interpreting Matters department provides communication access between Deaf and Hearing people in a variety of settings, using cued language transliterators and signed language interpreters. Education Matters is our department that provides two one-of-a-kind training series; one specific to cued language transliteration and the other specific to signed language and spoken language interpretation. We also provide training work sessions to suit your specific needs. Media Matters covers a variety of products for practice and knowledge in support of interpreters and transliterators.
Little Rock Family Resource Room
Children's Seashore House, Room 126A
34th & Civic Center Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19104
267-426-7285 (Voice)

E-mail: huwies@email.chop.edu

Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Description: The resource room offers a broad range of services. Here you can learn about your child's condition, find hand-outs, brochures and publications, computer resources, telephones, alarm clocks and other alerting devices. In addition, we have catalogs that show the wide range of sophisticated assistive device available.
Pennsylvania Partnership for the Deafblind
74 Horn Road
Shippensburg PA 17257
717-319-4064 (Voice)

E-mail: shaffersms@gmail.com
Website: www.papdb.org

Description: Formed in 2007, the Pennsylvania Partnership for the Deafblind (PPDB) is an organized network of parents, family members, and individuals with deafblindness. We support our members as they deal with the daily issues of life, such as: relationships with family and friends, healthcare, education, employment, insurance, service providers, life transitions.
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