Deaf Supports

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.

Visit our Deaf Navigator Facebook page to keep informed on current activities and events at


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!

To join our mailing list for deaf socials and events, please click here.

Upcoming Events:

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:

1) Mama Do You Love Me?

2) Alaska's Three Little Pigs

3) The Giant Cabbage: An Alaska Folktale

4) Patsy Ann of Alaska

5) Sitka Rose

6) Anna Across the Arctic

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
Fax: 907-745-7446
RNR Interpreting
Contact: Dave Robertson
PO Box 222504
Anchorage, AK 99522
Cell: 907-317-2235
Sign Language Interpreters (SLI)
Contact: Linda Suter
Phone: 907-248-6622

JD Interpreting Services, LLC
Phone: 907-521-9727 (voice/text)

Contact Information:

Hope Community Resources, Inc.
3500 E. 20th Ave., Anchorage, AK 99508
Videophone: 907-268-4416
Fax: 907-272-8807