COLORADO FAMILIES FOR HANDS AND VOICES Overview
Target demographics: Serving families raising children with any kind of hearing loss from birth to age 21 in the state of Colorado, and the professionals and systems who serve them.
Direct beneficiaries per year: over 1200 families and professionals, with approximately 150 new family contacts each year.
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Assist at educational eventsBe an ambassador for Hands & Voices in all parts of the state and school districts to connect families with support.Search for grant funding or assist in our annual benefit and auction.
Geographic areas served: Statewide in Colorado, with experienced parent mentors both statewide and regionally, including a Spanish speaking parent guide.
Programs: Guide By Your Side Program
Advocacy Support and Training (ASTra Program)
Parent to parent networking, resources, and support from experienced families who also have a child who is deaf or hard of hearing
Informational support for professionals and school districts.
Hard of Hearing without a bias around communication modes or methodology. We're a parent- driven, non-profit organization providing families with the resources, networks, and information
they need to improve communication access and educational outcomes for their children. Our
outreach activities, parent/professional collaboration, and advocacy efforts are focused on enabling Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing children to reach their highest potential.
more than 300 families received personal parent to parent support through phone calls or home visits for their young children with hearing loss last year.