Deaf and Hard of Hearing 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 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! To join our mailing list for deaf socials and events, click here!

Upcoming Events
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Friday, March 17, 2023

6:00pm - 8:00pm

St. Patrick's Day

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Wednesday, March 22, 2023

11:00am - 1:00pm

Deaf Culture Best Practices and Challenges

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Friday, March 24, 2023

3:30pm - 4:30pm

Public Testimony

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January - April 2023

7:00pm - approx. 7:45pm

Wildlife Wednesdays

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One Thursday each month

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Pizza Night Takeovers

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Every Friday

8:00am - 9:30am

Coffee Chats

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Watch previous year's 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: aiaincalask[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]

Resume and Employment Guide for People with Disabilities
Web Article

Written by: Jeff Arseneaux, Disability Employment Consultant
Dated: July 11, 2022