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.

Thank you to Erika Leonard & kidpower.  
October 9th 2020 

We cannot thank you enough for your two-part workshop on Bullying Prevention and Healthy Relationship Skills. The parents and the teachers who participated learned so much. The 5-step process to stop bullying and unwanted touching was realistic and easy to teach to children. It was simple to see how the process could be adapted to a child of any age or communicative ability. We appreciate that the skills are taught in a “coaching” manner. One of the parents who attended told us that she had already observed her child putting the skills into practice! The presentation style was easy to relate to, and the visuals and the movies were great. 

For more information on kidpower please visit their website at https://www.kidpower.org/

If you are interested in collaborating with California Hands & Voices we would love to hear from you. 

California Hands & Voices would like to thank our two fantastic webmasters. We are honored to have have both of you on the team.
Thank You for volunteering your time and your talents with California Hands & Voices. We are incredibly grateful for your service.
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Meet our Advocates - Video Introduction of our ASTra Team  https://youtu.be/6mbpqJS1eNI 

Your support makes it possible for our advocates to support parents throughout our state.


Donations both big and small add up
to provide services for our families.
Help support the 17,000 DHH students
in California today!
Thank you!

Want to join us in supporting a good cause? We are raising money for our ASTra (Advocacy program) and your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate $5 or $500. Every little bit helps in reaching our goal of $5,000 for the month of October. Thank you for your support.

Our ASTra advocates have been hard at work to bring Educational Advocacy Services to Parents & Professionals throughout the state. Since February of 2019 we have served over 200 families,
professionals and community members. 

With funding we could exponentially increase our impact. Presently our team can provide individualized 1:1 IEP advocacy services to roughly 20 families a year. We would love to reach 45 families during 2021.

Your donation to ASTra will allow us to serve more families in 2021.

On behalf of our entire organization we thank you for your support!

Donations can be made to our Birthday Fundraiser at: https://www.facebook.com/donate/344813690089107

Visit our website to make a donation by Check or PayPal: https://cahandsandvoices.org/get-involved/make-donation 

Thank you to everyone who participated in the CA H&V Giveaway! We hope it brought JOY to many!

Congratulations to the Winners!

Christiana Viayra
Sonia Nunez
Sherry Fretis
Lana Riley
Lanna Cervantes
Maria Guzman
Deniux Anguian
Kimberly Nguyen
Lindsay Jack

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.

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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 Kat Lowrance
2844 Gunn Ct.
Redding, CA. 96001-5484, USA


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