Deaf Access Simcoe Muskoka

Community Support Services

Home Agency Service

Description
Provide support and equal access to information, education, resources and services from within the community promoting healthy independent living. Services can be provided in person, virtually or a combination of both.

Personalized support may include:
  • LITERACY support, including filling out forms and applications
  • Short-term COUNSELLING, crisis intervention and referrals
  • COORDINATION of complex services
  • Providing an ACCESSIBLE LINK to local community resources
  • ADVOCACY for individuals and accessibility education to community
  • Specialized PROGRAMMING FOR CHILDREN with hearing loss of all ages, and their families living in Simcoe County and Muskoka
  • Inclusive in-person and online groups, educational WORKSHOPS and events
  • COMMUNICATION strategies for individuals with hearing loss and the community at large
  • RESOURCES and information relating to hearing loss implications, technical devices, language and culture
  • Specialized support and wellness visits to SENIORS (virtual and in-person visits)
Community Support Services staff are fluent in American Sign Language, English and French, and work alongside individuals who identify as culturally deaf, oral deaf, deafened and hard-of-hearing, as well as those using an alternative to spoken communication, in their preferred language or mode of communication (speech reading, sign supported speech, text, AAC).
Eligibility
Supporting individuals with all degrees of hearing loss or other barriers to using spoken language.
Application Process
Contact office for more information. No referral required.
Toll Free
1-844-728-3511
Office
705-728-3577
Fax
705-728-7613
TTY
705-728-3599
Web Site
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Languages
French, American Sign Language (ASL) - Reception, Interpretation, Programs, English, French - Programs
Fees
None. Nominal fees may apply to some events.
Documents Required
Details will be provided if required.
Accessibility
Fully Accessible
Legal Status
(50) Non Profit
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Copyright
Barrie Public Library, Information Barrie
Last Updated On
July 5, 2022
Address
11 Victoria St, Unit 214
Barrie, ON, L4N 6T3
Nearest major intersection: Lakeshore Dr and Victoria St.
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Hours of Operation
Mon
900 to 1300
Tue
900 to 1300
Wed
900 to 1300
Thu
900 to 1300
Fri
900 to 1300

Office: Mon-Fri 9 am-1 pm, service hours vary