Big Island Deaf Resources

American Sign Language Class (updated July 2022)




 












Deaf Chat Coffee 

Every 3rd Saturday of each month from 6 PM to 8 PM
Le Umu Samoan Food, 16-586 Old Volcano Road, Keaau (new !)
Hosted by Big Island Deaf Club (updated July 2022)

Social Media
facebook group; Aloha Big Island Deaf and Hard of Hearing Group
facebook group; Deaf News Hawaii 
facebook group; Big Island Deaf Club 

Interpreters



Hawai'i Interpreting Services
PO Box 734
Kaneohe, HI 96744
808-394-7706 Main Line/ voice calls
808-692-0595 Video Phone/ signing calls
1-808-442-0088 fax

Hawaii Department of Human Services Interpreting Information

Resources



 

For help with employment, providing general caseload counselors who do job training and job placement for persons who are Deaf and hard of hearing. Contact DVR (The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation).
Division of Vocational
Rehabilitation (DVR)
Hawaii Branch
75 Aupuni St., Room 110
Hilo, HI 96720
Phone: 808-974-6444 (V/TTY)

Division of Vocational
Rehabilitation (DVR)
Kona Section (Field Office)
P.O. Box 459
Captain Cook, HI 96704
Phone: 808-323-0025 (V/TTY)

For help with independent living skills, reading mail, help getting other services, there is an agency you can contact - Aloha Independent Living Hawaii. 
Aloha Independent Living Hawaii
1055 Kinoóle Street, Unit 202
Hilo, HI 96720
Phone: 808-339-7297
WEBSITE; Aloha Independent Living Hawaii - Big Island

*For Staying Connected. One Call at a Time. There is a NO-COST agency you can contact - Relay Hawaii. 
Relay Hawaii
PO Box 240267
Honolulu, HI 96824
Phone: 800-357-5168
Videophone: 808-447-3027
WEBSITE; Relay Hawaii

For (online) classes, workshops, and events, contact the CSC (Comprehensive Service Center).
Comprehensive Service Center for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf-Blind (CSC)
(808) 284-4382 (Voice/text)
(808) 447-2044 (Videophone)
Email: csc@csc-hawaii.org
WEBSITE; Comprehensive Service Center (CSC) for people who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or Deaf-Blind

For Advocacy and other support, contact ASAD (the Aloha State Association of the Deaf).
Aloha State Association of the Deaf (ASAD)
asad808president@gmail.com
facebook group; Aloha State Association of the Deaf
WEBSITE; Aloha State Association of the Deaf

*For the Big Island Deaf Club, contact Matt Sacco, Lily Freitas, and Rebecca BennettThere is a email address; bigislanddeafclub@gmail.com. There is a newsletter for the deaf community. Please sign up. It is here: https://meriahnichols.ck.page/3a7134c522 
facebook group; Big Island Deaf Club

For a child with special needs, contact SPIN (Special Parent Information Network)
spin@doh.hawaii.gov  
WEBSITE; Special Parent Information Network

For communication access, contact Disability and Communication Access Board (DCAB).
WEBSITE; Disability and Communication Access Board

For disability rights, contact advocate, Carol Young (youngcarol@hawaiidisabilityrights.org/ VP (808) - 791 - 5039
WEBSITE; Hawaii Disability Rights Center   

This list is being provided free of charge by ASL users with Aloha! Changes or additions can be sent to the blog owner. (Updated July 2022)

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