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Deaf Counseling, Advocacy and Referral Agency

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General Agency Information
Name:Deaf Counseling, Advocacy and Referral Agency
Alternate Name(s):CalCLAD
California Center for Law and the Deaf
DCARA
TDD/TDY:877-322-7288
Email Address:info@dcara.org
Website:www.dcara.org
Days/Hours of Operation/Phone:Monday-Friday, 8am-12 and 1-5pm
Description:DCARA (Deaf Counseling, Advocacy, and Referral Agency) provides counseling, interpreting and advocacy for deaf, late deafened or hard of hearing clients. Provides assistance in government benefits, housing, insurance, education, employment, and communication access. Provides adjustment services to people who become hard-of-hearing or deaf. California Center for Law and the Deaf (CalCLAD) assists people in deafness related issues. Information and referral is provided to outside attorneys.

ELIGIBILITY: Person must be deaf, late deafened or hard of hearing, or family of affected individuals.

FUNDING SOURCE: California State Dept. of Social Services, United Way Silicon Valley, various grants.
Programs:San Jose Client Support Services Office,
Computer Lab and Classroom
650 North Winchester Blvd., Suite 3
San Jose, CA 95128
Monday-Friday 8am-12pm and 1pm-5pm
408)899-5088 VP/Voice

Services include communication assistance, advocacy, peer-counseling, independent living skills, employment assistance, information & referral, community education, social events and outreach activities.

Employment Development Department
2450 South Bascom Ave.,
Campbell, CA 95008
Monday through Friday 8am-12pm and 1-5pm
(408)426-5049 VP
(408)369-3666 TTY

DCARA-EDD (Employment Development Department) office’s staff assist clients in acquiring the tools they need to obtain and maintain employment. They teach skills involved in writing resumes, filling out job applications and successful Job interview techniques. Our staff also educates employers about deafness and the advantages of hiring deaf and hard of hearing workers and the accommodations that make the work site accessible for deaf and hard of hearing employees.
Languages other than English:American Sign Language
Spanish
Accommodations for Disabled:Call for Information
Public Transportation:Call for information
Eligibility:See Description Notes
Fees:None
Areas Served:Santa Cruz County
Physical Location:Capitola
Funding Source:See Description Notes
 
Officials
 

Jim  Brune
Executive Director

Subject Headings
 Accessibility Information
Advocacy
Deafness
Discrimination Assistance
Hearing Impairments
Information and Referral
Lawyer Referral Services
Legal Counseling
Private Nonprofits
Volunteer Opportunities
This record last modified December 27, 2013

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