DEAF SERVICES Providing interpretive services, job training and placement to the deaf and hard of hearing.
the entire circle of life Partnership for Families, Children and Adults is a non profit organization that provides the tools and resources for families in our community to build better lives. Partnership reaches a diverse range of families and individuals through five Centers of Service. Each of these Centers focuses on the unique needs and is staffed by experienced social workers, counselors and other trained professionals. Together, these separate but complimentary Centers of Service provide support to famillies and individuals who may have many related needs.
restoring and rebuilding family relationships to empower youth
reclaiming independence and dignity for our elders
FAMILY STRENGTHENING SERVICES helping families cope with crisis and find lasting stability
$ CONSUMER CREDIT COUNSELING securing personal financial freedom
CRISIS SERVICES giving hope to victims of domestic violence and rape
SECURITY COMMUNICATION COMMUNITY
PARTNERSHIP PROVIDES THE TOOLS TO communicate
in everyday life AND SECURE EMPLOYMENT Some of us may take for granted going about our day and being able to communicate with others at ease. Attending doctor’s appointments are stressful enough- imagine being unable to fully understand your doctor’s diagnosis. Partnership’s Deaf Services provides independence and communication by providing interpreters to attend appointments with individuals who are hearing impaired.
Interpreting Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing facilitates communication in their everyday lives. The program assists with interpreting for court appearances, doctor or dental appointments, job interviews and a wide variety of additional situations that may arise in everyday living.
provides a voice. Joseph had no voice. When Joseph came to the Partnership, he didnâ€™t know how to sign and had very minimal English reading skills. He had never learned sign language in his birth country, Costa Rica, where deafness is considered shameful. Joseph endured punishment during school for attempting to use sign language. He grew up with no way to fully express himself. Then Joseph came to the Partnershipâ€™s Deaf Services Program. The Partnership taught Joseph American Sign Language (ASL), the primary language for deaf communities in the United States. His life was transformed! Joseph learned to communicate effectively with others. Now married with children, Joseph has been employed for many years. He can articulate his opinions, ideas, dreams and joys. Thanks to Deaf Services, Joseph now has a voice!
did you know? Partnership provides interpreting services for any deaf individual, for emergency requests and corporate functions.
Partnership Interpreters adhere to a code of ethics and require impartiality and confidentiality in any interpreting assignment.
Partnershipâ€™s Interpreting services cover 22 counties including Southeast and Middle Tennessee.
Interpreters act as a facilitator in the conversation and do not participate in discussion or the decision-making process.
Partnershipâ€™s Deaf Services helped 280 individuals with job training and placement, interpreting, advocacy and case management.