Providing unbiased emotional support and resources by trained Parent Guides to families with children with hearing loss.
The Power of Parent Support
Every family who has a child who is deaf or hard of hearing has a different story to tell, yet we all share a common bond. At Hands & Voices, we understand the power of parents coming together to support and learn from one another. Families who are just beginning the journey can learn from veteran parents, the challenges as well as the joys, of raising a child who is deaf or hard of hearing. For many parents, their only regret in the ‘early years’, is not connecting to other parents sooner!
There is no fee to request or recieve support from one of our Parent Guides.
Guide By Your Side Program Provides:
Why is Parent Support Important to Families?
Who is Elegible for Guide By Your Side Support?
Family Responses to Our Support Services
"The Parent Guide reached out to our family and, quite honestly, changed our lives. She offered guidance and support to help myself and my son cope with being DeafBlind, as well as offered a plethora of amazing resources that continue to enrich our lives. I cannot possibly thank Guide By Your Side and my Parent Guide enough. It's an amazing reource for parents."
"Thanks again for your knowledge and time. You have been so helpful!"
"Thank You for the resources! My husband and I felt, in regard to programs it needed to make sense for our whole family."
"Thanks for reminding me that I'm my Child's best advocate and for being by my side."
Christine Griffin, Program Coordinator