☕ Deaf Chat Coffee

Deaf Chat Coffee is a place where ASL users can meet and drink a cup of coffee or other drink. Deaf Chat Coffee is not new for Hawaii's island. A long time ago, there was a Deaf Chat Coffee at the Starbucks on Kilauea Avenue in Hilo.

Jessica established the Deaf Chat Coffee in September 2016 . About 10 people monthly attended for almost for 2 years at the Starbucks Prince Kuhio Plaza in Hilo. The most visitors are hearing and deaf women. They enjoyed the chat on Saturday night from 6 pm to 9 pm. Sometimes, we got curious locals, tourists and home buyers from the Mainland.

January 2018 was the best month for Deaf Chat Coffee. In this month, about 16 visitors attended the Starbucks.

Unfortunately, Jessica stopped attending Deaf Chat Coffee because of a busy life. There are still Deaf Chat Coffees in another places on the Mainland and Oahu (?)

Who wants to host the Deaf Chat Coffee for Hilo and area? Please let us know on the website, for your questions.

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🙋 Big Island Deaf Club on October 6th at A - Bay


New DCAB Communication Access Card

The cards are free for pick up at various locations.

Hawaii Department of Health
Hawaii (Big Island) District Health Office
State Building
75 Aupuni Street
Hilo, Hawaii 96720

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
75 Aupuni Street, Room 110
Hilo, Hawaii 96720

Please visit the website of DCAB

Caregivers Evening of Delights 2018

Aloha East Hawaii, 
There is an event dedicated to our caregivers on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at Aunty Sally's Luau hale at 4:30 pm. 
If you are or know of an individual with disabilities who can sing, dance or other talents please submit an email with a short video to by September 30, 2018
Call 808 756 - 5405 with questions. 
BIZ, Hawaii Business Network

West Hawaii Disability Legislative Forum 2018 on October 25th


Updates of the hurricane on the Facebook

Aloha Deaf Community,
I encourage each of you to see all the updates of the hurricane on the Facebook. Please do share with everyone on our beautiful islands of Hawaii`i. Be safe and stay dry!

Deaf News Hawaii

Comprehensive Service Center

Aloha Association of the Deaf

Deaf News Hawaii moderator

Resource: Hawaii Deaf News Google