Donations to CHSC enable us to provide free and reduced cost programs and services to our community. Support is given in many ways: through our Annual Fund, special events, memorials and tributes, and planned giving. We are grateful to all of our donors for helping us achieve our vision of a community in which every individual communicates effectively.
A Message from the Executive Director
The challenges of this year for our community were shared by all. There is no one among us who has not experienced the isolation of keeping distant from others, the fear for the health of our loved ones, or the uncertainty of what will come next. Learn how the Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center has addressed these challenges.
- This past year, we provided over $1 million in low-to-no cost care to the community.
- 82% of the money we raise goes to direct services.
- Because of our generous donors, last year 82% of hearing aids and 90% of speech services were provided at low-to-no cost to clients.
- Fundraising efforts allow us to provide 100% free services from our Community Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
- To learn more about the impact that CHSC has in the community, click here to read our Communication Matters magazine and our Annual Reports.
A special tax break for retiree charitable donations
Did you know that you may qualify for a special tax break for retiree charitable donations?
WAYS TO GIVE
Follow the links below to learn about donation options:
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You are invited to learn more about some of the people served through our programs. Their videos and stories will hopefully demonstrate the true impact your gift makes every day at Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center.
In 2015, Ruby’s husband passed away and Ruby was laid off from her job. She reached out to the Community Center for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing as her house of many years was on the brink of foreclosure. Her deaf advocate provided her with no-cost support—saving her home, connecting her with a new job and providing social connections with others in the Deaf community.
After a healthy pregnancy and birth, Christie and Josh Hersman were shocked when an auditory test confirmed their baby Ava had hearing loss. Early intervention home visits from a CHSC audiologist supported Ava’s hearing and development from an early age and taught the family to advocate for her needs once Ava entered school.
At two, Brandonn was diagnosed with autism and wasn’t speaking at all. Because of supporters like you, Brandonn received speech therapy at CHSC, where he learned basic sign language, how to form simple sounds, and complete sentences. With consistent support, Brandonn has become a cheerful chatterbox who loves to greet his therapist weekly!
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