SC Hands & Voices

"What works for your child is what makes the choice right."

Welcome to South Carolina Hands & Voices! SC Hands and Voices is a growing chapter of the national Hands & Voices organization. We are a parent-driven, non-profit organization dedicated to supporting SC families of children who are D/deaf or hard of hearing. We are unbiased about communication methodologies and believe that families can make the best choices for their child if they have access to good information and support. Our membership includes families who communicate manually and/or orally. From American Sign Language to cochlear implants, our organization represents people from all different approaches to, and experiences with, deafness or hearing loss. Our chapter is comprised mainly of parents and caregivers along with the professionals who work with their families. View our program brochure HERE.

Since you’re visiting our website, there’s a good chance that you are a parent, guardian, or primary caregiver of a child who is D/deaf or hard of hearing, or a professional who works with this community, and are looking for some extra resources and maybe some parent-to-parent help and support. If so, you’ve come to the right place! Check out the different resources we currently have for families and professionals and how we plan to grow.

Parent/Guardian Self Referral

If you’re a parent, guardian, or primary caregiver of a child who is D/deaf or hard of hearing and are new to SC Hands & Voices, please fill out our parent referral form. We ask that you fill this out so we know best how to contact you and what kind of resources and support you’re looking for.

Professional Referral

If you’re a professional and would like to refer a family to SC Hands & Voices, please fill out our professional referral form. Please note that we ask you to confirm that you have obtained parental consent for each referral.

Current Newsletter

SCHV Newsltr 2019_JanFeb.pdf

Upcoming Events

Family Mingles - 3rd Saturday of each month | 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM at Richland County Library | Lobby Area, Garden level (downstairs) . FLYER Next meeting: February 16th in Columbia and Greenville. Click HERE for Upstate meeting details.

Virtual Lunch Break - 4th Monday of each month | 12:30 - 1 PM online! For more information and registration click HERE.


SCHV 2019 REGIONAL EVENTS CALENDAR

SCHV_Events2019.pdf

We Are officially A 501(c)(3)!!! The Board of SC Hands & Voices is excited to announce we are now an officially approved 501c3. We have recently learned from the IRS of our status change. We are looking forward to the opportunities and resources this will provide for our mission of connecting D/deaf and hard of hearing families from across the state. To continue to grow our support services please share the announcement flyer HERE and encourage others to give.