Quote of the Month (March)

Quote of the Month! “Every one of us is different in some way, but for those of us who are more different, we have to put more effort into convincing the less different that we can do the same thing they can, just differently” – Marlee Matlin

Food Pantry Program

Food Pantry at DHHC! DHHC Corpus has recently collaborated with the local food bank to set up this program to help the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community families in need, by providing essential food supplies and other resources. Please contact us for more information and how to register for…

New Edinburg Office

March Announcement! We just opened a new office in Edinburg, TX! We welcome volunteers, interns to help our center grow. At DHHC-Edinburg we are currently servicing different programs such as the State Programs Access Specialist, Technology Specialist, STAP (Specialized Technology Assistance Program), and our Senior Citizen Program. We also have…

Board of Trustees Insider Interview

Interview with Board of Trustees President Alan Krockover We recently had the chance to ask new BOT President Alan Krockover some interesting questions we received from the community about Board of Trustees!         What do you want to accomplish as a board member this year? To have…

The Green Newsletter

Our green newsletter is now available online. We’ll be sharing our usual content of monthly information, resources, and events here. If you would like to see something different, please let us know here.

More News & Information

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Health

How Does the COVID-19 Vaccine Work?

Our partners at Texas Human & Health Services, Office of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services created this accessible video regarding how the COVID-19 vaccination works.
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Updates

UPDATE: Center closed until Monday (Feb 22) Morning

UPDATE (2/18/21): Both DHHC offices are now closed until 8:30 am Monday, February 22. The Corpus Christi office does not have electricity at the time of this update. More updates can be found at the following resources: Corpus Christi Council: weather alerts, water boil alerts, twitter, facebook City of Edinburg:…
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Sign Language

Benefits of baby sign language

As parents, we want the best for our children. We would have taught our kids many words and skills before they start school. Making fast progress in the child’s development is a good investment of parents’ time and energy. Learning and using some American Sign Language (ASL) with your child…

How to work with interpreters

The Interpreter’s role is to facilitate communication, not to participate. Using an Interpreter: Address the audience or individual, not the interpreter. Do not use “tell her/him” to the interpreter. It is helpful to provide prepared text for speeches beforehand that can be given to the interpreters. Interpreter Seating: The interpreter…

How to schedule an interpreter

How does the Interpreting process work? When a client sets up an appointment at an office/business, they should let the office know that they are Deafand will need a sign language interpreter. The organization the can call The Deaf & Hard of Hearing Center to set an interpreter up or…
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Catholic Charities Celebrates Deaf Awareness Week

Author: Mary Cottingham, South Texas Catholic Published: October 1, 2019 Catholic Charities Ministry and Life Enrichment for Persons with Disabilities celebrated Deaf Awareness Week (Sept. 22-28) on Sunday with Mass and fellowship, and on Monday Catholic Charities hosted a Living and Learning Class directed by Jaime Lugo, a specialist from the Deaf…
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