Welcome Message

Dear Parent,

At California Hands & Voices you and your family will build amazing friendships with families and professionals who understand this unique journey. You belong here!

If this is your first time visiting our website, you may have recently learned that your child is Deaf or Hard of Hearing or at some point along the journey you were referred to California Hands & Voices. We are parents of Deaf and Hard of Hearing children who share common experiences, hopes and dreams and we are honored to walk side by side with you. We are glad you found us!

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. We believe that families can make informed decisions with access to resources and support. Our outreach activities, parent/professional collaboration, and advocacy efforts are focused on empowering parents so that their Deaf and Hard of Hearing children can reach their highest potential. We welcome you!

We invite you to join CA Hands & Voices today. Please visit see our Become a Member page for more information. Join us on your journey.

If you are a Professional, we welcome you as well. Please see our Family Referral page for more information. Help us help others.

We hope that you will explore our website today and then return throughout your journey.

~ Your California Hands & Voices Board of Directors

Welcome New Families! From Hands & Voice HQ

A special welcome to you, new family just starting your journey with your child who is deaf or hard of hearing.  This community was founded by parents for parents just like you!  Whether your child was recently identified is a baby or an older child/young adult, Hands & Voices would like to extend the offer to walk alongside you and provide support.  We are a vast network of diverse experienced parents who are eager to help.

Read more from Hands & Voices headquarters.

9 Regions to Better Serve California

Our State is divided into 9 regions to better serve our families at a local level. We encourage you to visit the Meet our Team page and connect with your region’s representative today.

color coded CA map by region. Please see region list to the right for more information

Region 1 – Humboldt, Del Norte, Lake, Mendocino, Butte, Glenn, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, Trinity, Lassen, Modoc Plumas, Sierra

Region 2 – Colusa, Sutter, Yuba, Alpine, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Yolo, Amador, Calaveras, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Tuolumne

Region 3 – Napa, Solano, Sonoma, Marin, Contra Costa, San Francisco, Alameda, San Mateo

Region 4 – Santa Clara, San Benito, Santa Cruz, Monterey

Region 5 – Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo

Region 6 – Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Fresno, King, Inyo, Mono, Tulare, Kern

Region 7 – Los Angeles, Orange

Region 8 – San Diego, Imperial

Region 9 – Riverside, San Bernardino