Deaf Services Program
Provides services that empower Deaf people to live independent and productive lives, with full access to the rights, privileges, and opportunities available to the general public. Services include: Community Education, Peer Counseling, Advocacy, Independent Living Skills, Communication Assistance and Information and Referral.
Deaf Seniors Program
Offers information, resources and tools that will enable Deaf, hard of hearing and late-deafened senior adults to continue to be an integral and contributing part of their community, maintain their sense of dignity, enhance their sense of well-being, and improve the quality of their lives.
Hard of Hearing/Late-Deafened Program
Assists hard of hearing and late-deafened individuals in maintaining dignity, belonging and independence by providing peer-to-peer support, coping skills, advocacy, information and resources on assistive technology and communication alternatives.
Deaf Multicultural Program
Empowers Deaf ethnic people to become involved and productive citizens of our society. This program focuses on enhancing Deaf Culture within the diverse Deaf ethnic communities by offering services that emphasize community education, and provide socialization opportunities that will enrich the quality of life for these individuals and their families.
Family Connections Program
Strives to empower and strengthen families in the Deaf Community by providing parents with linguistically and culturally accessible information and training that supports optimal parenting skills, and promotes the linguistic, cultural, social, emotional, physical health and safety of their children.
Deaf Employment Training Center
Through DETC, Deaf adults will improve job prospects by strengthening "workforce skills" in the areas of life foundations, professional effectiveness, job readiness, literacy, math, and computer. Also, students will have an opportunity to get technical skills training within their preferred vocational occupation through placement in one of DETC's collaborative vocational training partners that are available in the Bay Area.
Through the Employment Development Department, DCARA assists Deaf and hard of hearing individuals develop job seeking skills, resumes, and interviewing skills. DCARA also assists with placing these individuals in jobs and works with them to maintain and advance their employment.