Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Center (DHHSC) is a non-profit organization that serves individuals who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Deaf-Blind, Late-Deafened, their families, friends, and community service providers regardless of age, gender, and income. DHHSC was founded in 1983, originally named as Tulare County Advocacy and Communication Center (TCACC).  It was established in Visalia, California due to a need for local deaf and hard of hearing services. The first executive director was Harry Schaffner. Over the years, there were few name changes to our organization with today's name currently.  DHHSC currently has four outreach offices located in Central California: Fresno Headquarters (serving Fresno County), Central Coast Outreach (serving Monterey and San Benito Counties), Merced Outreach (serving Merced, Madera, and Mariposa Counties), and South Valley Outreach (serving Tulare and Kings Counties).  According to the DHHSC website, these regions include an estimated deaf and hard of hearing population of over 171,000.

There are links to our videos.  Click on any link below to view our videos.

View our Mission Statement:

DHHSC Mission Statement 

Video message from DHHSC Executive Director Michelle Bronson:

Message From DHHSC Executive Director Michelle Bronson 


Family Services Program & Deaf-Blind Support Group (DBSG) - DHHSC is proud to serve the Deaf/Hard of Hearing Community & Friends with these two amazing programs.

Family Services Program was established to provide the needs for communication access to family members, friends, colleagues of Deaf kid(s) that our CSS (Client Services Specialist) team would go over to a client's home and teach family and Deaf/HH kid(s) in ASL in order to have a better communication among each other.

View the video of a testimony from a mother of a Deaf child:

Testimony Of A Mother Of A Deaf Child 

DBSG was established and meets monthly for social & meetings.  Not only that, but our CSS (Client Services Specialist) team works with DBSG community of Central California for advocacy, communication assistance, and more.

View the video about DBSG:

Your contribution to these two amazing programs is greatly appreciated.  Every dollar towards our two amazing programs counts!
DBSG Of Central California 

Questions/concerns, contact Alexander Sanborn @ DHHSC Fresno Headquarters 559-578-4117 or email him alexanders@dhhsc.org.

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Fresno, CA
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Service Center Inc 
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