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Statewide Services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People

This list identifies two different types of statewide services; (1) commissions or state offices mandated to serve people who are deaf and hard of hearing, and (2) state coordinators of rehabilitation services for people who are deaf.  We have combined them in this single list for ease of reference.


State Commissions/Office on Deafness:  While the scope of services differs from State to State, these programs provide a variety of valuable services.  Among the functions are advocacy, information gathering and dissemination, referral to appropriate agencies, interpreting services, statewide planning, job placement and development.  The names of state commissions appear in boldface type.

State Coordinators of Rehabilitation Services for Deaf Persons:  These coordinators working within state departments of vocational rehabilitation provide a variety of services for clients who are deaf or hard of hearing, including job placement, vocational evaluation, and counseling.  Always add the specification, “Rehabilitation Services for Deaf Persons” to the title “state coordinator” or “program manager” (or variation) provided in the listing.

TTY, TT, TDD are common acronyms for devices used by deaf and hard of hearing people for typing conversations.  This publication uses T.  The abbreviation V presents a standard voice phone.


Department of Rehabilitation Services
2129 East South Blvd
Montgomery, AL  36116-2455
334-281-8780 V
800-441-7607 Toll Free (VP IP Address)
FAX 334-281-1973
Website: www.rehab.state.al.us


Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
801 W. 10th Street, Suite A
Juneau, AK  99801-1894 
800-478-2815 Toll Free
907-465-2856 FAX 
Website: http://www.labor.state.ak.us/dvr/home.htm


Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing
100 North 15th Avenue, Suite 104
Phoenix, AZ  85007
602-542-3323 V
480-559-9441 VP
602-364-0581 FAX
Email: info@acdhh.az.gov
Website: www.acdhh.org

Rehabilitation Services Administration
1789 West Jefferson, 2nd Floor NW
Phoenix, AZ  85007
602-542-6094  T
602-542-3332 V
602-542-3778 FAX
Email: +azrsa@azdes.gov
Website: www.azdes.gov  


Arkansas Rehabilitation Services Administrative Office
1616 Brookwood Drive
PO Box 3781
Little Rock, AR 72202
501-296-1600 V/T
Toll free: 1-800-330-0632 V/T
501-296-1655 FAX
Website: http://www.arsinfo.org

Office for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired (ODHI)
Independent Living Services
26 Corporate Hill Drive
Little Rock, AR 72205
501-686-9693 V/T 
Toll Free: 1-800-981-4463 V/T
Email: dmcdonald@ars.state.ar.us
Website: http://www.arsinfo.org


California Department of Social Services
Office of Deaf Access
744 P Street, M.S. 11-91
Sacramento, CA  95814
Chief: Joseph Hoffman
916-653-7651 T
916-653-8320 V
916-653-4001 FAX
Email: deaf.access@dssca.gov

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Department of Rehabilitation
916-324-1313 V
916-558-5807 T 
Email: dhhs@dor.ca.gov  
Website: http://dor.ca.gov/


Colorado Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
1575 Sherman Street
Denver, CO  80203
303-866-5700 V/T
303-866-4047 FAX
Email: deaf.commission@state.co.us
Website: http://www.ccdhh.com

Colorado Vocational Rehabilitation Services 
2211 W. Evans Ave.
Denver, CO 80203
Director: Nancy Smith
303-866-4150 T/V
303-866-4905 FAX
Email: joyce.tucker@state.co.us
Website: http://www.cdhs.state.co.us/dvr/


Connecticut Commission on the Deaf and Hearing Impaired
67 Prospect Avenue, 3rd floor
Hartford, CT 06106-2980
1-800-708-6796 V/T
860-231-8756 T/V
860-231-8169 T
860-231-8746 FAX
Email: cdhi@ct.gov
Website: http://www.state.ct.us/cdhi/index.htm

Bureau of Rehabilitation Services
Department of Social Services
25 Sigourney Street 11th Floor
Hartford, CT  06106
860-424-4839 T
860-424-4844 V
1-800-537-2549 V
Website: http://www.brs.state.ct.us

Mid-Atlantic Rehabilitation Continuing Education Program
2011 Eye Street NW, Suite 300
Washington, D.C. 20006
V: 202-973-1550
TTY: 202-973-1544
Fax: 202-775-0053
Mid-Atlantic Services to Persons who are Deaf/DeafBlind/Hard of hearing
Mid-Atlantic Vocational Rehabilitation State Coordinators for Deaf/DeafBlind/Hard of Hearing

2. District of Columbia
3. Maryland
4. Pennsylvania
5. Virginia
6. West Virginia
Website: http://www.gwu.edu/~rrcep/


Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
2002 Old St. Augustine Road, Bldg A
Tallahassee, FL  32301-4862
850-245-3399 V/T
800-451-4327 V/T (Toll Free)
Website: http://www.rehabworks.org


Georgia Council for the Hearing Impaired, Inc. (GACHI)
4151 Memorial Drive, Suite 103-B
Decatur, GA  30032
404-292-5312 V/T
800-541-0710 V/Y
404-299-3642 FAX
Website: www.gachi.org

Georgia Department of Labor/Rehabilitation Services
Suite 510 Sussex Place
148 Andrew Young International Blvd., NE
Atlanta, GA  30345
404-232-3910 V
404-232-3911 T
Email: rehab@dol.state.ga.us  
Website: www.vocrehabga.org


Disability and Communication Access Board
Department of Health of Hawaii
919 Ala Moana Blvd., Room 101
Honolulu, HI  96814
808-586-8121 V/T
808-586-8129 FAX
Email: dcab@doh.hawaii.gov
Website: http://www.state.hi.us/health/dcab/home/index.htm  

State Vocational Rehabilitation and Services for the Blind Division
601 Kamokila Blvd. #515
Kapolei, HI  96707
808-692-7715 V/T
808-692-7727 FAX
Email: info@hawaiivr.org  


Idaho Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
1720 Westgate Drive, Suite A, Room 134
Boise, ID  83704 
208-334-0879 V/VP
208-334-0803 T
208-573-3920 Cell
Toll Free: 800-433-1323 V
Toll Free: 800-433-1361 T
208-334-0952 Fax
Website: www.cdhh.idaho.gov
Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
10200 W. Emerald, Suite 101
Boise, ID  83704-8780
208-327-7040 T
208-327-7417 FAX
Website: http://www.vr.idaho.gov


Illinois Deaf and Hard of Hearing Commission
1630 South Sixth Street
Springfield, IL  62703
217-557-4495 V
877-455-3323 V
888-261-2698 T
217/303-8010 VP
217-557-4492 FAX
Website: www.idhhc.illinois.gov

Division of Services for Persons who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
Illinois Dept. of Human Services
Division of Rehabilitation Services
401 South Clinton Street
Chicago, IL  60607
800-843-6154 V (English or Español)
312-793-2354 T
800-447-6404 T
E-mail: ingrid.halvorsen@illinois.gov
Website: http://www.dhs.state.il.us


Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA)
Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services
402 West Washington Street
P.O. Box 7083
Indianapolis, IN 46207-7083
317-233-4454 V
317-233-4693 FAX             
Website: www.in.gov/fssa/dhhs/2424.htn 

Deaf Services Commission of Iowa
Department of Human Rights, 2nd floor
Lucas State Office Building
Des Moines, Iowa 50319
515-281-3164 V/T
Toll Free: 1-888-221-3724
515-242-6119 FAX
Email: dhr.dsci@iowa.gov
Website: http://www.state.ia.us/government/dhr/ds

Iowa Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services
510 East 12th Street 
Des Moines, IA  50319-0204
515-281-4211 V/T
Toll free: 1-800-532-1486 V/T
515-281-7645 FAX
Website: http://www.ivrs.iowa.gov/


Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services
Kansas Commission for the Deaf
and Hard of Hearing

915 SW Harrison Street
Docking State Office Building
Topeka, KS  66612
Website: http://www.dcf.ks.gov/services/RS/Pages/KCDHH.aspx

Kansas Department for Children and Families
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Docking State Office Building, 8th Floor West
915 SW Harrison
Topeka, KS 66612
Phone: 785-368-7471
Fax: 785-368-7467 FAX
TTY: 785-368-7478 TTY
Toll-free Customer Service Line: 1-866-213-9079
Website: http://www.dcf.ks.gov/services/RS/Pages/default.aspx


Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
632 Versailles Road
Frankfort, KY 40601
502-573-2604 V/T
800-372-2907 V/T
502-573-3594 FAX
Website: http://www.kcdhh.ky.gov
Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
209 St Clair Street
Frankfort, KY  40601
1-800-372-7172 in KY
888-420-9874 in KY
502-564-6745 FAX
Website: http://ovr.ky.gov/


Louisiana Commission for the Deaf
P.O. Box 3198
Baton Rouge LA 70821
225-341-4837 VP
Website: http://new.dhh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/page/318

Louisana Department of Social Services
Louisiana Rehabilitation Services
627 North 4th Street
Baton Rouge LA 70802
225-342-0286 V/T
225-342-8636 FAX
Website: www.dss.state.la.us


Division of Deafness
Bureau of Rehabilitation Services

150 State House Station
Augusta, ME  04333-0150
207-623-7998 T
207-623-7958 V
1-888-755-0023 Toll free
207-287-5292 FAX
Website:   http://www.maine.gov/rehab/dod/index.shtml

Division of Rehabilitation Services
2301 Argonne Drive
Baltimore, MD  21218
888-554-0334 Toll Free
410-554-9411 TTY
Email: dors@dors.state.md.us
Website: http://www.dors.state.md.us/DORS/ProgramServices/Deaf+Services/

The Governor's Office on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
217 East Redwood Street
Suite 1300
Baltimore, MD  21202
443-453-5954 VP
410-767-7756 TTY
410-767-6290 V
410-333-1016 Fax
Website: http://www.odhh.maryland.gov/


Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (MCDHH)
600 Washington Street
Boston, MA  02111
617-740-1700 T
617-740-1600 V
800-882-1155 V in MA
617-326-7546 VP (IP Address)
617-740-1800 FAX
Website: www.mass.gov/mcdhh/

Health and Human Services
Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission
Administrative Offices
27 Wormwood Street, Suite 600
Boston, MA  02210-1616
1-800-245-6543 V/T
617-204-3600 V/T
617-727-1354 FAX
MRC Ombudsperson: 617-204-3603
Website: http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/mrc/


Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth
Division on Deaf and Hard of Hearing
201 N. Washington Sq.
Lansing, MI  48913
517-335-6004 V/T
1-877-499-6232 Toll Free V/T
517-335-7773 FAX
Email: dodhh@michigan.gov
Website: www.mcdc-dodhh.org

Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth
Michigan Rehabilitation Services

201 N. Washington Square, 4th Floor
Lansing, MI 48933 (physical)
P.O. Box 30010
Lansing, MI  48909 (mailing)
1-800-605-6772 Toll Free Voice
1-888-605-6722 Toll Free TTY
Email: mrs-customerassistance@michigan.gov
Website: http://www.michigan.gov/mrs


Minnesota Commission Serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing People
444 Lafayette Road North
St. Paul, MN  55155-3814
651-297-7305 T/V
651-297-7115 FAX
Email: mncdhh.info@state.mn.us
Website: http://www.mncdhh.org

Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED)
Rehabilitation Services Administrative Office
1st National Bank Building
332 Minnesota Street, Suite #E200
St. Paul, MN 55101
800-328-9095 V
651-259-7366 V
651-259-3900 T
800-657-3939 T
651-297-5159 FAX
E-mail: kim.peck@state.mn.us
Website: http://www.positivelyminnesota.com/JobSeekers/People_with_Disabilities/index.aspx


Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services
Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Services
1281 Highway 51 North
Madison, MS 39110 (physical)
P.O. Box 1698
Jackson, MS  39215-1698 (mailing)
601-853-5100 V/T
800-443-1000 V/T in MS
601-853-5325 FAX
Website: http://www.mdrs.state.ms.us

Office on Deaf and Hard of Hearing
3895 Beasley Road
Jackson, MS  39213
601-898-7052 V/T  Interpreter
601-898-7057 V/T Administrative
601-898--7056 V/T Director
601-898-7064 FAX
Email: odhh@odhh.org
Website: http://www.odhh.org/


Missouri Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
1103 Rear Southwest Blvd
Jefferson City, MO  65109
573-526-5205 V/T
573-526-5209 FAX
Email: MCDHH@mcdhh.mo.gov  
Website: www.mcdhh.mo.gov 

Department of Elementary & Secondary Education
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
3024 Dupont Circle
Jefferson City, MO  65109
573-751-0881 T
573-751-3251 V
877-222-8963 Toll Free
573-751-1441 FAX
Email: info@vr.dese.mo,gov
Website: http://vr.dese.mo.gov


Montana Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
11 38th St. N
Great Falls, MT  59405
406-771-9194 T
406-771-9053 V
406-771-8056 FAX
Website: http://www.mtdeaf.org/

Department of Public Health and Human Services
Montana Vocational Rehabilitation
111 North Sanders Street 
Helena, MT 59604-4210
877-296-1197 (Toll free)
Website: http://www.dphhs.mt.gov/detd/vocrehab/index.shtml


Nebraska Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
4600 Valley Road, Suite 420
Lincoln, NE  68510
402-471-3593 V/T
1-800-545-6244 V/T
402-742-2357 FAX
866-875-2931 Video Phone
Email: ncdhh@nebraska.gov
Website: http://www.ncdhh.ne.gov

Nebraska Department of Education
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

P.O. Box 94987
Lincoln, NE  68509
402-471-3231 V
800-472-3833 Toll Free
402-471-6329 T
Email: vr.lincoln@vr.ne.gov
Website: http://www.vr.ne.gov


Department of Health and Human Services
Office of Disability Services

3656 Research Way, # 32
Carson City, NV  89706
775-687-4452 V
Website: http://dhhs.nv.gov/ods_disabilityservices.htm


Program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
NH Vocational Rehabilitation
21 South Fruit Street, Suite 20
Concord, NH  03301
603-271-3471 V/T
1-800-299-1647 V/T in NH
603-271-7095 FAX
Website: http://www.education.nh.gov/career/vocational/deaf_hh.htm


New Jersey Department of Human Services
Division of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
P.O. Box 074
Trenton, NJ  08625-0074
609-984-7281 V/T
800-792-8339 V/T in NJ
609-984-0390 FAX
Website: http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/ddhh/index.html   

Department of Labor and Workforce Development
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services
135 East State Street, 3rd Floor
P.O. Box 398
Trenton, NJ  08625-0398
609-292-5987 V
609-292-2919 T
609-292-8347 FAX
Email: dvradmin@dol.state.nj.us
Website: http://lwd.dol.state.nj.us/


New Mexico Department Health
New Mexico Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
1435 S Saint Francis Dr.
Santa Fe, NM 87505
505-827-7584 V/T
Website: http://www.cdhh.state.nm.us/

State Department of Education
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
435 St. Michael’s Drive
Building D
Santa Fe, NM  87505
800-224-7005 Toll Free
505-954-8500 V 
Website: http://www.dvrgetsjobs.com/


State Education Department
Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities
Deaf and hard of Hearing Services
One Commerce Plaza, Room 16th Floor 
Albany, NY  12234
518-474-5652 V
518-486-3773 T
518-473-5769 FAX
Website: http://www.vesid.nysed.gov/specialed/


Department of Health and Human Services
Division of Services for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing
2301 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-2301 (mailing)
919-874-2212 V
919-874-2214 T
Toll free: 800-851-6099 V/T
919-855-6872 FAX
Website: http://dsdhh.dhhs.state.nc.us/

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services
2801 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC  27699-2801
919-855-3500 V
919-855-3579 T
919-715-0616 FAX
Website: http://dvr.dhhs.state.nc.us


Rehabilitation Consulting Services
Department of Human Services

600 East Boulevard Ave., Dept. 325
Bismarck, ND  58505-0205
701-328-2310 V
701-328-3480 T
800-472-2622 Toll Free
701-328-2359 FAX
Website: http://www.nd.gov/services/disabilities/vrl


Center for Outreach Services
Ohio School for the Deaf
500 Morse Road
Columbus, OH  43206
614-995-1566 V/TTY
614-995-1567 Fax
Website: http://www.ohioschoolforthedeaf.org/Outreach.aspx

Rehabilitation Services Commission
400 East Campus View Blvd
Columbus, OH  43221-3502
614-466-9364 V
614-995-1162 T
800-282-4536 T/V in OH
614-438-1257 FAX
Website: www.rsc.gov/offices/voc_rehab_listings_txt.asp  


Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Department of Rehabilitation Services
3535 N.W. 58th Street, Suite 500
Oklahoma City, OK  73112-4815
800-845-8476 in OK only
405-951-3529 FAX
Website: http://okrehab.org

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Program
Oregon Dept. of Human Services
676 Church St. NE
Salem, OR  97301
800-521-9615 TTY
503-373-2157 VP IP
Email: odhhs.info@state.or.us  
Website: www.oregon.gov/ODC/index.shtml  

Department of Human Services
Vocational Rehabilitation Division

OVRS Administration Office
500 Summer St., NE E-87
Salem, OR  97301-1120
877-277-0513 Toll Free
503-947-5010 FAX
Email: vrinfo@state.or.us
Website: http://www.oregon.gov/DHS/vr/index.shtml 


PA Office for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
1521 N Sixth Street
Harrisburg, PA  17102
717-783-4912 V/T
800-233-3008 V/T in PA
Website: http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt?open=514&objID=552291&mode=2

Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
1521 N 6th Street
Harrisburg, PA  17102
717-787-5244 V
800-442-6361 V Toll Free
717-787-4885 T
866-830-7327 T in PA
Website: http://www.dli.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/vocational_rehabilitation/10356


Rhode Island Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Department of Administration Bldg
One Capitol Hill, Ground Level
Providence, RI  02908-5850
401-222-1204 V
401-222-1205 T/VP
401-222-5736 FAX
Email: cdhh@cdhh.ri.gov
Website: http://www.cdhh.ri.gov

Office of Rehabilitation Services
40 Fountain Street
Providence, RI  02903
401-421-7005 V
401-421-7016 T
401-272-8090 Spanish
401-222-3574 FAX
Website: www.ors.state.ri.us


South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Department
1410 Boston Ave
P.O. Box 15
West Columbia, SC  29171-0015
803-896-6500 V
803-896-6553 T
Email: info@scvrd.state.sc.us
Website: http://www.scvrd.net/ 


Communication Service for the Deaf (CSD)
102 North Krohn Place
Sioux Falls, SD  57103
605-367-5760 V
605-367-5761 T
800-642-6410 V
866-273-3323 T (Toll Free)
VP: contact.csd.tv
605-367-5958 FAX
Website: http://www.c-s-d.org

Division of Rehabilitation Services
Department of Human Services

Hillsview Plaza
3800 East Highway 34
c/o 500 East Capitol
Pierre, SD  57501-5070
605-773-5990 V
605-773-6412 T
1-800-265-9684 Toll Free
605-773-5483 FAX
Website: http://www.dhs.sd.gov


Tennessee Division of Rehabilitation Services
Department of Human Services
400 Deaderick Street 15th Floor
Nashville, TN  37248-0001
615-313-4914 V
Toll Free: 1-800-628-7818 (Tenn. only) V
615-313-6001 T
Toll Free: 1-800-270-1349 (long distance) TTY
Email: human-services.webmaster@state.tn.us
Website: www.state.tn.us/humanserv/rehab/ddhs.htm

Tennessee Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
400 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN  37243
1-615-313-1403 V
1-800-270-1349 T Toll Free
1-615-532-4685 FAX
Website: http://www.tennessee.gov/humanserv/rehab/cc6.html


Department of Assistive and Rehabilitation Services
4900 N. Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78751
DARS Disability Determination Services
P.O. Box 149198
Austin, TX  78741
1-800-625-5115 V
1-866-581-9328 T
Email: DARS.Inqiuires@dars.state.tx.us
Website: http://www.dars.state.tx.us/


Utah Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Robert G. Sanderson Community Center of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
5709 South 1500 West
Taylorsville, UT  84123
801-657-5200 (VP)
801-263-4862 (TTY)
800-860-4860 (V - toll free in state only)
801-263-4865 FAX
Website: http://www.deafservices.utah.gov/


Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Administrative Offices
Weeks 1A, 103 South Main Street
Waterbury, VT  05671-2303
802-241-2186 V/TTY
802-241-4155 T
802-241-3359 FAX
Website: http://vocrehab.vermont.gov/home


Division of Disabilities and Rehabilitation Services
Virgin Islands Department of Human Services

Knud Hansen Complex Building A
1303 Hospital Ground
St. Thomas, USVI 00802-4355
340-774-0930 V
340-774-7773 FAX


Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Department of Social and Health Services
P.O. Box 45301
Olympia, WA  98504-5301
360-902-8000 V/T
800-422-7930 V/T
360-902-0855 FAX
D-Link Video IP Address:
D-Link Video Phone: 360-902-8000
Contact: DSH Headquarter at:
360-902-8400 V
360-586-0609 TTY
Sorenson IP:
Sorenson VP: 360-902-8000
Website: http://www1.dshs.wa.gov/hrsa/odhh


Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Deaf and Hard of Hearing
P.O. Box 45340
Olympia, WA  98504-5340
360-339-4441 VP)
800-422-7930 (V/TTY)
360-438-8011 FAX
Website:  http://www.dshs.wa.gov/dvr/Individuals/DeafHOH.aspx



Office for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (BDHH)
Department of Health and Family Services

1 West Wilson Street
P.O. Box 7851
Madison, WI  53707-7851
608-266-3168 V
608-266-5641 T
608-266-3256 FAX
Website: http://www.dhfs.state.wi.us  

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Dept of Workforce Development

201 E. Washington Avenue
PO Box 7852
Madison, WI  53707-7852
888-877-5939 T
608-261-0050 V
800-442-3477 Toll Free
608-266-1133 FAX
E-mail: charlene.dwyer@dwd.state.wi.us
Website: http://dwd.wisconsin.gov/dvr/


Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
851 Werner Court, Suite 120
Casper, WY  82601
307-234-4591 V/T
307-266-1238 FAX
Website: http://www.wyomingworkforce.org/