Welcome! We are Virginia Hands & Voices, a non-profit, 501(c)(3), parent-driven organization. We are dedicated to supporting families with children who are deaf and hard-of-hearing without bias around communication modes or methodology. Virginia Hands & Voices provides parents with the resources, networks, and information they need to improve communication access and educational outcomes for their children.
WHO WE ARE
We are a group of parents and professionals, from all across Virginia, who believe that families can make the best choices for their child if they have access to good information and support. We value diversity and honor the role of parents and family as the single greatest factor in raising a well-adjusted, successful child.
WHAT WE OFFER
We offer a safe place to explore options, get emotional support, learn from one another, and share what we have in common. We host our own events and promote the hard work of other organizations, too.
Are you a family of a newly diagnosed deaf or hard of hearing child? Are you unsure of what to do next? Do you need someone to talk to and listen to your concerns? Please reach out to us and we would be happy to meet with you. We offer a safe space to talk, listen and be with you in your time of need. Click on the link below to fill out a short form and we will be in touch with you!
At Virginia Hands & Voices, you and your family will build amazing friendships with families and professionals who understand this unique journey.
“Our family has lived in many states, and there was a Hands & Voices chapter in each one. Wherever we were, there was a place where we fit in – a safe place that didn’t judge the choices we made for our daughter. We were supported.”
Mike U. - Parent in Virginia
"VA Hands and Voices has been a blessing to our family. My daughter has made new friends who are similar to her and as her mom I have been able to navigate this journey a little easier because of the support of parents I have met."
Carlie Smith -Parent in Virginia
"My child needed to meet other kids like her, and I wanted to meet other parents who understood this journey. Hands & Voices made those connections possible."
Valerie A. - Parent in Virginia
"As a professional working with children who are Deaf/HH, and their families, Hands and Voices is a great resource to share with families. The information on the website and in the newsletter are great resources, and just as important, is the opportunity it gives families to come together and support each other."
Kerri Vipperman-Speech-Language Pathologist