Hope Community Resources' Deaf Supports Team offers support and services to Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals in a manner that is free of cultural or language barriers. Our staff members in Deaf Supports are fluent in American Sign Language (ASL) and well-versed in Deaf culture. We have extensive experience working with deaf adults and children of many cultures and communities; from Anchorage to very remote parts of Alaska. Pictured above are Hinda Kasher-Hoffer, Sharon Miranda, and Michael Merritt.
We offer two programs:
1) the Deaf Navigator program, and
2) the Rural Deaf Student Support program.
Are you looking for information about working with a sign language interpreter? Click here!
For information on the terminology used regarding Deaf Supports and services, Click here!
Currently recruiting for Host Families for our Rural Deaf Student Support Program, Click here!
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Deaf Awareness Week Videos:
Sunday September 19, 2021: Andrew Foster, ATLA, AKSD
Monday September 20, 2021: Nathie Lee Marbury, AKRID, ADC
Tuesday September 21, 2021: Sharon Ann Dror, SESA, RnR Interpreting
Wednesday September 22, 2021: Sanzan Tani, DDC, SSG
Thursday September 23, 2021: Dummy Hoy, J&D Interpreting, Plexus
Friday September 24, 2021: Hope Community Resources, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Oneida
Saturday September 25, 2021: Riækt Consulting, Mat-Su Borough School District, Ninestar Education, ASL Storybook: "Boy", Program for Infants & Children
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Alaska Children's Books in ASL:
5) Sitka Rose
Interpreting Services available in Anchorage and Mat-Su:
Alaska Interpreting Alliance – Video Remote Interpreting
Contact: Kathleen Bodolay
PO Box 2088
Palmer, Alaska 99645
Cell (voice & text): 907-982-2751
Contact: Dave Robertson
PO Box 222504
Anchorage, AK 99522
Sign Language Interpreters (SLI)
Contact: Linda Suter
Hope Community Resources, Inc.
3500 E. 20th Ave., Anchorage, AK 99508