What We Do / Human Services

Deaf Services

Humanim’s Deaf Services provide social, educational, and employment services to individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing, as well as individuals who are deaf and have a developmental disability. Our person-centered approach facilitates self-advocacy by developing an individual’s unique interests and goals, so that they can exercise greater personal and economic independence, and be successful in the community. Like all of Humanim’s human services, our Deaf Services focus on individualized care and self-empowerment.

Community Integration

Humanim’s Deaf Services Day Program and Personal Support Services offer transitional and rehabilitation support to individuals so that they can take an increasingly active role in their community. Individuals create personal goals, learn skills, exercise independence, and participate in recreational activities within the community. Services are offered in a bilingual environment (American Sign Language and English) through team-oriented educational activities, including:

  • Community based activities
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Social, vocational, and life skills instruction
  • Hobby and recreational supports

Customized Employment

Employment remains a cornerstone to all of Humanim’s programs and services, and we offer a variety of vocational supports that address the specific needs of individuals who are deaf and have a developmental disability. Our Supported Employment services are offered in a bilingual environment (American Sign Language and English), and focus on matching an individual’s unique interests and skills to the hiring needs of employers. Once employed, our retention specialists continue to work with individuals and employers to ensure job success, through case management, job coaching, advocacy, and other job supports. Services include:

  • Employment Discovery and Customization
  • Job Readiness Training
  • Job Development
  • Supported Employment

Personal Supports

Humanim’s Personal Support Services works with over 125 consumers living independently in their homes by teaching a variety of daily living skills and opening the door to both community and peer integration. Our Direct Support Professionals work closely with families to ensure that the services we offer to our customers are tailored to the individual’s unique situation.

Transportation

Humanim is proud to offer transportation services to individuals in its Human Services programs who do not have access to a safe mode of transportation. Humanim’s transportation vehicles are carefully regulated, and our transportation staff is highly trained in providing safe, inclusive, and comfortable transportation to all Humanim individuals. We are committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from participation or denied benefits of the transit serves we offer. This policy is consistent with the requirements of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. You can read our Title VI statement policy here.

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