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Deaf Navigator

Hope Community Resources is dedicated to providing quality services that result in successful community involvement. Our vision is for all people to be recognized for their abilities.

What is Deaf Navigator?

The Deaf Navigator program provides a range of resources and services to Deaf and Hard of Hearing Alaskans to improve long-term employment and housing options. 

Available Services:

  • Navigation and coordination of community resources throughout the State of Alaska
    • ​​Health and Social Services
    • Employment Services
    • Housing Services
  • Training to employers and service providers on needs of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities
  • Free public access to a computer, videophone, caption phone, and TTY
  • Outreach and marketing to rural communities​​

Click here to view a signed narrative of the services offered through the Deaf Navigator Program.

The Deaf Navigator is funded via a grant from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services.  For more information regarding grant services, click here.

Contact Information:

Mike Merritt, Deaf Navigator Natosha Nichols, Admin Assistant
Video Phone 907.268.3274 Video Phone 907.268.2040
Text Phone 907.330.9880 Office Phone 907.433.1796


Upcoming Events

Alaska Advisory Board for the Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students Meeting
May 18, 2018 - Event Details

Pizza Night Takeovers

Sponsored by Anchorage Chapter of 
Junior National Associationof the Deaf 

Every 3rd Thursday of each Month
Except January and March
Click here for more information

Deaf Chat at Dimond Mall - Meet on the first Friday of every month for ASL social - Event Details

Other resources include: 

Ovation Hearing - Outline of rights of people with hearing loss
Deaf Linx - Resources and guide for the Deaf community

Deaf Resource Library
Access Alaska - Anchorage Services
Access Alaska - Fairbanks Services
Alaska Aging and Disability Resource Centers
Alaska Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Alaska Governor's Council on Disabilities & Special Education
Alaska Job Center
Alaska Statewide Independent Living Council
Challenge Alaska
Disability Law Center
Alaska Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
Alaska Deaf, Hard of Hearing, & Deaf-Blind Council
Alaska Town and Deaf Center


Alaska State School for Deaf & Hard of Hearing
College and Career Advice for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students

Fairbanks North Star Borough Schol District - Deaf Education
Juneau Special Education
Raising and Educating Deaf Children
Supporting Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students


Assistive Technology of Alaska (ATLA)
Alaska Relay

Sprint Relay
Sprint IP Relay
Sprint Captel Caption Phones

Deaf Navigator is a program run by Hope Community Resources, funded via a grant provided by the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services