Deaf and Hard of Hearing supports

Sharon Miranda, Coordinator of Deaf Student Supports, and Michael Merritt, Deaf Navigator stand in front of a garden.

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 Sharon Miranda and Michael Merritt.)

Contact Information
Hope Community Resources, Inc.
Physical Address: 3500 E. 20th Ave., Anchorage, AK 99508
Mailing Address: 540 W. International Airport Rd., Anchorage, AK 99518
Videophone: 907-268-4416
Fax: 907-272-8807
Email: [email protected]

We offer two programs:

  1. Deaf Navigator program
  2. Rural Deaf Student Support program

If you are 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!

We're Hiring!
Join our Deaf Supports team as an Administrative Assistant!
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Upcoming Events
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Deaf Awareness Week 2023

September 24 - October 1

See webpage for details

Event Info

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Coffee Chats

Every Friday

8:00am - 9:30am

Event Info


Watch previous years' Deaf Awareness Week videos:

We invite you to check out these Alaska Children's Books in ASL:

Interpreting Services and Additional Resources:

Alaska Interpreting Alliance – Video Remote Interpreting
Contact: Kathleen Bodolay
PO Box 2088
Palmer, Alaska 99645
Cell (voice & text): 907-982-2751
Fax: 907-745-7446
Email: [email protected]

RNR Interpreting
Contact: Shawn Schramski
PO Box 222504
Anchorage, AK 99522
Cell: 907-317-2235
Email: [email protected]

Sign Language Interpreters (SLI)
Contact: Linda Suter
Phone: 907-248-6622
Email: [email protected]

JD Interpreting Services, LLC
Contact: Jamie Hartung
Phone: 907-521-9727 (voice/text)
Email: [email protected]

ASL: Don't Fall for Employee Retention Credit Scams
YouTube Video

Resource: IRS Videos ASL
Dated: June 21, 2023

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline - ASL Services
Network of Crisis Centers and Resources for people who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing