Allies in Caring

Initiative: South Jersey Coalition for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Grant years: 2021–22, 2022–23

This initiative hires, equips, and deploys a team of bilingual and ASL community health workers to connect low-income and underserved residents with relevant health education, information, and navigation assistance. The program creates jobs for Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) people who deliver the services and is a sustainable health resource for those who need it.

Additionally, it is building a coalition of DHH individuals and organizations who are working together to expand the availability of accessible resources and services.

An American Sign Language class at Allies in Caring