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California Hands & Voices

Parent Links is a statewide program that supports families with newly identified children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. Parent Links refers families to many resources with in California and Nationwide. One of the resources that is available to parents is California Hands & Voices.

Parent Links and California Hands & Voices collaborate in an effort to ensure that families have access to non-judgmental support and meet the family where they. Many of the Parent Links Mentors also volunteer for California Hands & Voices throughout the state from Redding down to San Diego.

Professionals to refer families of newly identified children who are DHH to Parent Links please visit to refer to California Hands & Voices.

Mission: California Hands & Voices is dedicated to supporting families with children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing without judgment regarding language opportunities, communication tools or educational approaches. We’re a parent-driven, non-profit organization providing families with the resources, networks, and information to improve communication access and educational outcomes for their children.

Our outreach activities, parent/professional collaboration, and advocacy efforts are focused on enabling children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing to reach their highest potential.

Join Us!

General Membership is Free and includes: E-Blasts, Social Media networking, invitations to statewide events, support and connections to families in your area.

Paid Member Benefits include: All of the above AND -Quarterly delivery of the National newspaper “The Communicator”, discount at our chapter events, and membership to Headquarters which connects you with 55+Chapters worldwide. Membership Donation Dues* Parent of DHH Child. DHH Adult, and Students $25 Professional $40 Organization / Agency $50

Why become a Paid Member? Your Tax Deductible membership donation supports our mission that California families have non-judgmental support, provides a parent perspective and representation on Statewide and National Issues and it helps to cover the cost of events including; the facilities, presenters, interpreters and educational materials.

California Contact - Please contact us if you have any questions or if you are interested in hosting an event in your area. Email - Website -

We look forward to hearing from you!


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