Welcome to the California Hands & Voices Blog!

We are delighted you are here! We will use this site to keep our members up to date on what’s happening within California Hands & Voices and other related news. Check back often! In addition to this site, our CA Hands & Voices Facebook group is a great online community where you can network with professionals and families raising Deaf and Hard of Hearing children throughout California. We also invite you to visit the Hands & Voices Blog.

ANNOUNCEMENT - #TogetherThursday is Now on our Website

#TogetherThursday is a weekly resource blog that was created by our amazing CA Hands & Voices Advisory Board Member Leslie Manjarrez out of the early shelter in place period.

This blog is tailored to highlight free resources and topics to parents of Deaf/Hard of Hearing children through videos, articles, links to further reading, activities and more. #TogetherThursday has grown to feature monthly themes that have included Deaf Awareness, School Readiness, Deaf LGBTQ+, and Seasonal DHH supports.

Please reach out to suggest future topics, resources and individuals to feature! Ms. Leslie looks forward to hearing from you!

From the California Hands & Voices Team, THANK YOU Leslie!
We (families) are so incredibly lucky you picked a career to support DHH children and their families AND We (CA H&V) are so blessed you give so much of your heart to our team and the families we serve. THANK YOU!

Visit the Website link here:

We hope that you will consider a donation to @HandsandVoices because those donations directly support chapters around the nation, including California Hands & Voices. THANK YOU for your support! 👊👏 To make a donation please visit their website at https://t.co/nIMpotv4vX or consider a donation to this FB Fundraiser.
FYI- Scholarships for DHH Students and or students with Special Needs
• Travelers Protective Association Scholarship Trust
Annual Awards – Quarterly Deadlines – Need Based - $100-$1,000
• Sertoma Scholarship for the Hard of Hearing or Deaf https://sertoma.org/what-we-do/scholarships
Annual Awards – Deadline May 1 - $1,000 per year
• American Association on Health and Disability Frederick J. Krause Scholarship on Health and Disability https://www.aahd.us/initiatives/scholarship-program
Annual Awards – Deadline November 15 – focused on health professions – up to $1,000 per year
• Mays Mission for the Handicapped Scholarship Program http://www.maysmission.org/programs
Annual Awards – Deadline June 30 – amount varies
• Wells Fargo Scholarship Program for People with Disabilities scholarsapply.org/pwdscholarship
Annual Awards – Deadline mid-January – up to $2,500

About CA Hands & Voices

California Hands & Voices is dedicated to supporting families with children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing in a respectful and non-judgmental manner regarding language opportunities, communication tools or educational approaches. We’re a parent-driven, non-profit organization providing families with the resources, networks, and information to improve communication access and educational outcomes for their children.

Support ♥

California Hands & Voices is a non-profit organization that depends on the support of its members to succeed. Please consider donating or becoming a member.

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California Hands & Voices
c/o Cora Shahid
15274 Andorra Way
San Diego CA 92129


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