Community Information Database

Deaf Counseling, Advocacy and Referral Agency

Add to Personal List || Email Record || Printer Friendly

General Agency Information
Name:Deaf Counseling, Advocacy and Referral Agency
Alternate Name(s):DCARA
Primary Phone:510-343-6670
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.

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

DCARA provide services to D/HH residents of Region VII including the following counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano and Sonoma

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
1901 Zanker Road
San Jose, CA 95112
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
Accommodations for Disabled:Call for Information
Public Transportation:Call for information
Eligibility:See Description Notes
Areas Served:See Description Notes
Physical Location:Capitola
Funding Source:See Description Notes

Raymond  Rodgers
Executive Director

Subject Headings
 Accessibility Information
Discrimination Assistance
Hearing Impairments
Information and Referral
Lawyer Referral Services
Private Nonprofits
Volunteer Opportunities
This record last modified July 30, 2016

<< Back