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Causes: Deaf & Hearing Impaired Centers, Disabilities, Ear & Throat Diseases, Education, Health

Mission: Texas Hands & Voices (TX H&V) offers support, information and resources in an unbiased manner to families with children who are deaf and hard of hearing. Our outreach activities, parent/professional/community collaboration, and advocacy efforts are focused on enabling Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing children to reach their highest potential.

Results: Our Guide By Your Side program offers direct Parent to Parent support and direct support from Deaf and Hard of Hearing adults to parents. Webinars for families and professionals on the importance of family involvement in the education of a Deaf/HH child's life. Monthly FB chat with topics affecting our families and a FB page dedicated to the Hispanic families of Texas. Parent support events across Texas. Co-host Family Weekend Retreat with ERCOD and TSBVI Partnering with DSHS TEHDI program to reduce loss to follow up rates in the state.

Target demographics: families of children birth to 21 who are deaf or hard of hearing

Direct beneficiaries per year: (FY 16-17) 99 families matched with Guides through our GBYS program and hosted over 20 family events in seven geographic areas with a total of over 660 attendees and reached over 1200 families and professionals in our eNews contact database

Geographic areas served: Texas

Programs: We offer unbiased support to families through networking, resource sharing, a website & Facebook page, parent & professional trainings, newsletters, social events and workshops. Our parent to parent support program Guide By Your Side TM, matches specially trained “Guides” to work directly with families in need of the unique support that comes from someone else who has walked the path him/herself and can share from direct experience and wisdom. Enrolling in the Guide By Your Side TM program is easy, confidential and free of charge. Additionally our Follow Through Guide program works to support families who have recently been referred for additional hearing screening through direct parent to parent contact.

Community Stories

50 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Wendy165

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am ever so thankful to know about Texas H&V for the connections to those with information on raising my child with hearing loss. We didn't know what to do or think, but it helps knowing there are resources and others going through the same.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hands and voices was the first organization that I found after my son was identified. They have continued to be a great resource for information and socials. Absolutely amazing organization.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Texas Hands & Voices is AMAZING! They do so many wonderful things to help all of the families they serve however they can, from socials, to great information, to workshops and so much more!
Love them and all they do!!! I am glad my family got to benefit from their events and resources and that is why i volunteer now!

terryterrymyers

Advisor

Rating: 5

Its great to be a part of a great organization that provides wonderful resources to families in need.

Previous Stories

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a new Parent to Texas Hands and Voices, I am proud to be a part of an organization that dedicates in reaching out to parents with Deaf and Hard of Hearing kids. I am a parent of two boys, my son Mark is Deaf doagnosed at the age of 7, my son David is hearing and a very good interpreter. I am very exciting to be a small piece of the beautiful organization and will continue this journey lear NJ ing and trying to help out the community. I became a Sign Language Interpreter for Video Relay Service about three and a half years ago, I enjoy what I do, this has opened up our communication with our family. THANK you Texas Hands and Voices for showing us the way to success.

Advisor

Rating: 5

I am proud to be a part of this wonderful organization that helps countless families all across Texas! From events, to resources, and emotional support...you'll find just what you need!

Client Served

Rating: 5

We moved to the Dallas area about 4 years ago from another state that had a Hands & Voices organization so I kind of new about them and how they could help my daughter and our family. When we got settled in Texas and finally got in contact with Texas Hands & Voices I was so happy to hear from my guide and get connected! My guide got me plugged into the deaf community here in DFW and helped with finding new doctors and specialist for my daughter. Since we have been here we have moved forward with one cochlear implant and one hearing aide. Having someone to talk with and get information from has been so very helpful!!! I am so thankful for all their help and support in all they have done for my family!

Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization is the go-to for all unbiased information for the Deaf/HH community and parents. Its GBYS program has been invaluable to me, educating me on options for my HH daughter and connecting me with the resources. I encourage anyone who needs guidance to contact this organization, join the organization and fully support their programs. There is not another comparable and generous organization in its field!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Both of my daughters are hearing impaired and require hearing aids. The resources and support that TH&V has provided has been beyond belief. The incredible fear and concern new parents have to endure when their child is diagnosed can be overwhelming. Having an organization like this not only removes the fear but provided confidence that we can overcome and thrive!

God Bless Texas Hands and Voices and all parents and children experiencing hearing loss.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I love this organization! They come up with wonderful ideas on how to help families and to bring them together. My life has changed in a good way and I'm very grateful.

Yuliana T.

Former staff

Rating: 5

Texas hands & voices is a dedicated organization that has touched so many lives, including mine. They've provided me with so many resources and tools to become a better advocate for my 12 year old deaf child. Not only they've empowered me, but they gave me the confidence to better assist other families that I work with.