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Deaf Refugee Advocacy

Our mission is to collaborate and serve as a bridge with current organizations and agencies to ensure inclusion of Deaf refugees into our Rochester Deaf community and into general society by providing assistance as they strive to be self-sustaining neighbors while still retaining their own cultural heritage, identity, language, and religion.

We help both long-time and newly resettled Deaf refugees become independent and adjusted to life in Rochester through a variety of programs and classes. We also work as advocates for the needs of our Deaf refugees, especially as liaisons with other agencies and providers in Rochester.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

If you are interested in volunteering in our Deaf Refugee Advocacy, if you’d like to volunteer or donate goods, or if you just want to say hi – check out our website or send us an email using the form below.

You can also donate directly here

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Since the Deaf Refugee Advocacy has been created in 2017, we have grown and reached milestones! We are providing two-hour literacy classes twice a week at Rochester Refugee Resettlement Services Building where our students learn English, ASL and life skills.

Some of the refugees have became U.S. citizens, obtained learner’s permits and driver’s licenses, are working. In addition to our classes, we have hosted monthly social/educational workshops, and many field trips which includes their families and friends. Our team of volunteers provides:

  • Literacy Classes
  • Paperwork assistance
  • Social events and cultural events

Since the Deaf Refugee Advocacy has been created in 2017, we have grown and reached milestones! We are providing two-hour literacy classes twice a week at Rochester Refugee Resettlement Services Building where our students learn English, ASL and life skills.

Email the Deaf Refugee Advocacy Program at RRRS