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Washington Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

The following is a list of non-governmental businesses, service providers, and organizations for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community in Washington State.

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  • Business, Finance, etc.
  • Education Related
  • Interpreting & Captioning
  • Professional Legal Services
  • Gov't Legal Assistance
  • Phone Services
  • Recreation
  • Religion
  • Service Centers
  • Social Services
  • Theaters

  • Washington State Business, Finance, & Real Estate

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     Accel Mortgage DBA Triumph Financial
    Looking for a new home or have one and need cash out or to pay off some debt?
    Check out our website and
    Email us at
    Olympia (360) 528-3002 TTY only
    Toll Free 1 (877) 577-5810 TTY only
    Olympia (360)786-5056 Voice.
     Computer Graphics Design
    Typing, resumes, letterheads, business cards, brochures, newsletters, etc.
    206/364-5438 TTY only or
    1-800-833-6384 Relay Service (ask operator to call the number above)
    Bulletin board chat site for gay, straight, bi, and transgender deaf, hearing, and HOH people in Washington State and all over the world.
     Deafzoom Media Updated!
    Deafzoom Media is a full service studio & production offering in Digital/Film Photography & Videography. And Photo/Video Transfers. Deafzoom Media is based in Seattle, Washington & serving in Western States (Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon, Idaho and Washington.)
    Contact: Lester Morris at
     Deaf Line-Real Estate Referral
    206/932-6162 TTY
     Hearing Aids, Sales and Service
    1400 S. Jackson Seattle 98144
    206/328-5441 V
     MaryKay Independent Beauty Consultant, Sandra Kay Amos
    To place orders, book a skincare class, & more!
     Tupperware Independent Consultant, Jennifer Huxtable
    How to get free gifts, ask me. Host a party, order online, host online party, catalogs, and much more.
    Web site:

    Other States Business, Finance, & Real Estate

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     Rachel Watson, ASP
    Realtor in the Atlanta, GA area
    Office: (404)564-5655
    Web Site:

    Education Related

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     Washington School for the Deaf (WSD)
     Washington School for the Deaf Alumni Association (WSDAA)
    P.O. Box 2283
    Vancouver, WA 98668-2283
    Regional Students, Parents, Educators Cooperative Team for
    the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (formerly RHICE)
     Washington School Psychological Association

    Interpreting & Captioning Organizations

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     Interpreters Listing
     Captioners Listing

    Professional Legal Services

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     Law Office of Michael J. Izak
    P.O. Box 59921
    Renton, WA 98058
    (253) 638-1433 TTY
    (253) 630-1375 FAX

    Gov't and Other Legal Assistance

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     Americans With Disabilities Act Project
    Office Of The Governor
    PO Box 43113
    Olympia, WA 98504-3113
    206/586-0828 v/tdd
    To Help People With Disabilities Gain Acess To State Services And Agencies
     Central Washington Center for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing
     Fremont Public Association
    PO Box 31151
    Seattle, WA 98103-1151
    206/441-5686 v
    206/727-0380 v
    205/727-0380 fax
    Programss For Homeless, Hungry, Elderly, Pwd, Working Poor & Employed, Etc.
     Governor's Committee On Disability Issues (GCDI)
    NW Disability Business Technical
    605 Woodland Sq. Loop SE
    PO Box 9046 - 6000
    Olympia, WA 98507
    800/435-7232 v/tdd
    Lyn Sowdon, Ctrs
     Governor's Committee On Disability Issues (GCDI)
    Employment Security Office
    212 Maple Park, M/S Kg-11
    Olympia, WA 98504
    206/ 438-3168 v
    206/438-3167 tdd
     Guardian Ad Litem Program
    GAL/CASA Program
    1211 E. Alder
    Seattle, WA 98122
     Human Rights Commission
    Artic Bldg.
    700 Third Avenue, 2nd Floor
    Seattle, WA 98104
    206/ 684-4503 tdd / 684-4500 v
     King County Human Rights Commission
    1511 Third Avenue, Suite 921
    Seattle, WA 98101
    206/ 464-6540 v / 587-5768 tdd
    Sue Ammeter, Disability Specialist
     NW Disability Business Technical Assistance
    State Of WA Governor's Committee
    605 Woodland Sq. Loop SE
    PO Box 9046 - 6000
    Olympia, WA 98507
    800/435-7232 v/tdd
     Office Of Human Rights
    700 Third Avenue, #250
    Seattle, WA 98104
    206/684-4500 v
    206/684-4503 tdd
    Paul Wysocki
     Office Of The Governor
    Box 40002
    Olympia, WA 98504-0002
    Mary McNew
     Seattle Post-Intelligencer (PI)
    101 Elliot Ave W, Suite 200
    Seattle, WA 98119-4293
    206/448-8022 v
    Eric Houston, Government & Disability Issues Reporter
     Seattle/King County Bar Association (SKCBA)
    900 4th Avenue, #600
    Seattle, WA 98164-1005
    206/ 624-9365 v
    Krista Cossalter
     Sorenson, Thomas C., Attorney At Law
    320 Dayton St, Suite 106
    Edmonds, WA 98020
    206/ 771-5206 / 546-4491 v/tdd Eves
    Attorney: Does ADA Claims
     Sound Access/Accessibility Consulting
    ADA Regulations
    1401 140th Pl NE #303d
    Bellevue, WA 98007
    206/ 644-4442
     State Building Code Council
    Department Of Community
    9th & Columbia
    PO Box 48300, M/S 8300 Dev
    Olympia, WA 98507
    800/435-7232 v/tdd
    Contact: Lyn Sowdon
     Tacoma Area Coalition For Individual With Disabilities
     U.S. Dept. Health & Human Services
    Civil Rights
    Region X 2201 Sixth Ave.
    M/S Rx-Ll
    Seattle, WA 98121
    206/553-7483 v
    206/553-7486 tdd
    206/553-6612 fax
    Gloria Silas-Webster
     WA Coalition Of Citizens With Diabilities (WCCD)
    Good Shepherd #100
    4649 Sunnyside N.
    Seattle, WA 98103
    206/461-4550 v
    206/461-3766 tdd
    JoAnn Fritsche, Exec. Director
    Lonnie Davis, Disabilities Law Project
     WA Pave
    327 Pacific
    Bremerton, WA 98310
    206/565-2266 v/tdd
    Legal Resources, Advocacy And Education To Parents Of Deaf And Hard Of Hearing Children
     WA State Human Rights Commission
    1516 2nd Ave.
    Seattle, WA 98101
    206/464-6500 v/tdd
     Washington Assistive Technology Alliance - a customer advocacy network for people with disabilities, their families, caregivers, employers, teachers, health care and social service providers.



    Phone Services

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     Washington Relay Service
    For Washington state residents
    800-833-6388 TTY (ASCII and Baudot)
    800-833-6385 Deaf-Blind (telebraille)
    800-833-6384 Voice
    877-833-6399 Spanish TTY
    877-833-6398 Spanish Voice
    900-646-3323 900 Services
    877-833-6386 Speech-to-Speech
    800-855-4000 Sprint OSD
    800-676-3777 Customer Service
    Questions? Send Email to: Kenneth Goulston, Account Manager
     AT&T Relay Service
    800-855-2880 TTY
    800-855-2881 Voice
    800-855-2882 ACSII
    800-855-2883 Telebraille
     Everett Assistive Resources Co.
    A manufacturer of telephone adaptors for hearing aids
    Post Office Box 3353
    Everett, WA 98203-8353
    425/353-5680 V
    800/669-7371 VOICE TOLL-FREE
     US West Special Needs Center
    For US West customers with motion, vision, speech or hearing diabilities. Monday - Friday 8am to 5pm.
    800/223-3131 V/TTY TOLL-FREE
     Washington State's Telecommunications Access Service
    Eligible deaf or hard of hearing customers can get special equipment to receive or place calls.

    Recreation Organizations

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     Northwest ASL Diver Association
    Director: Lester R Morris
    For more information, contact: Lester Morris
     Evergreen Golf Club of the Deaf (EGCD)
    Contact: Duane Florence
    1610 21st St. NE
    Auburn, WA 98002-3449
    206-833-3210 TTY
     Greater Seattle Club of the Deaf (GSCD)
    A social and sports-oriented group
    516 Veralene Way SW
    Everett, WA 98203-5805
    Contact: Tom Popowski
    Phone 425-438-8640 TTY
     Kids of Deaf Adults (KODA) of Washington
    President: Shanda Miller
     Northwest Asian Deaf Organization (NWADO)
    President: Vijay Advani
    Vice President: Ariele Faulkner
    Secretary: Robert Latorre; Assistant: Sarah Tran
    Treasurer: Darius Dehmeri
    P.O. Box 95498
    Seattle, WA 98145-2498
     Northwest Athletic Association Of the Deaf
    Basketball, softball, volleyball, etc. for Deaf in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Alaska and parts of Nevada and California
    President: Ron Nelson
     Northwest Deaf Golfers' Association
    This info needs updating. If you know of a contact for the NWDGA, please contact me.
     Northwest Bowling Association of the Deaf
    This info needs updating. If you know of a contact for the NWBAD, please contact me.
     Northwest Deafbikers of Washington Updated!
    Contact: Corky Cruzan
     Northwest Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf
    President: Steve Kennedy
    NWRAD is a non-profit voluntary organization for Deaf gays in Washington and Oregon
    Contact Info
     Northwest Volleyball Association
    Contact: Gary Holte
     Tacoma Athletic Association of the Deaf
    Contact: Craig Opheikens
    TACID Center, 6315 South 19th
    Tacoma, WA
    206/941-9260 TTY
     Tacoma Bowling Association of the Deaf (TBAD)
    Contact: Jerome Schwehr
    TACID Center, 6315 South 19th
    Tacoma, WA
    206/243-1752 TTY


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     Bethany Deaf A/G - map
    2715 Everett Avenue
    Everett, WA 98201
    Reverend Nicholas LeFors Jr (Deaf Pastor)
    425/339-3303 (v/tty)
     Bethlehem Lutheran Church
    Map and Directions
    South 8th and Tieton
    Yakima, WA 98
     Bible Baptist Church
    Map and Directions
    805 West Casino Road
    Everett, WA 98204
    425-353-6200 (voice)
     Calvary Baptist Deaf Church
    Map and Directions
    Minister: Fred DeBerry
    1032 Edmonds Ave. NE
    Renton, WA 98055
    206/255-3291 TTY
    206/255-3273 V
     Deaf Church For All Nations
    Map and Directions
    Pastor Ken Ecker
    111 - 112th Street East
    Tacoma, WA 98445
    253-538-4920 TTY
    253-538-6691 Fax
    253-538-1600 V
     Faith Baptist Church
    Map and Directions
    Pastor to the Deaf: Les Leckron
    Senior Pastor: Mark Smith
    5714 29th Street NE,
    Tacoma, WA 98422
    Sunday schedule for the Deaf:
       Deaf Sunday School class- 10am
       Interpreted Morning Worship Service- 11am
       Deaf Church Service- 6pm
    All other services at Faith Baptist Church are interpreted for the Deaf.
     Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (Calvery Deaf)
    Map and Directions
    E. 56th and B streets
    Tacoma, WA 98
     Immanuel Lutheran Church (Bethany Deaf)
    Map and Directions
    26th and Lombard
    Everett, WA 98
    Map and Directions
    Pastor: Paul C. Wiebelhaus
    Sunday Worship: 10:45 AM at 18341 2nd Avenue NE, Shoreline
    Mailing address: 4829 243rd St. SW Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043
    206/670-3322 V
     Northwest Foursquare Church
    Map and Directions
    34800 21st Ave SW
    Federal Way, WA 98023
    Interpreted Service and Sunday School 9am Sundays
    (253) 253-835-1255/TTY
    (253) 952-3500 ext 133/V Tacoma
    (253) 838-6321 ext 133/V Seattle
     Our Savior Lutheran Church
    Map and Directions
    4519 112th St E
    Tacoma, WA 98446
    Interpreted Services Sundays - see Schedule
    (253) 531-2112
    (253) 531-2997 fax
     Redeemer Lutheran Church for the Deaf
    Map and Directions
    John St. and Dexter Ave.
    Seattle, WA 98109
     Silverdale Baptist
    Map and Directions
    8278 Highway 303 NE
    Bremerton, WA
     St. Leo's Catholic Church
    Map and Directions
    Interpreted service is at 10:30 AM on Sundays
    710 S. 13th St.
    Tacoma, WA 98405
    Parish Office: (253) 272-5136
     St. Patrick's Catholic Church
    Map and Directions
    Interpreted service is at 10:00 AM on Sundays
    Deaf and Deaf-Blind Ministry - For more information, please contact Jennifer Huxtable
    2702 Broadway Avenue East
    Seattle, WA 98102
    Parish Office: 206/329-2960 / Fax & TTY: 206/329-2961
     SCCC's list of Churches
     Tahoma Valley Deaf Assembly
    Map and Directions
    Pastor: Don Patriquin
    20640 SE 216th St.
    Maple Valley, WA 98038
    425-290-1480 V/TTY

    Service Centers for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

    The Washington service centers for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing are excellent sources for information and referral. If you're new to the state, have a desire to find out what's occurring, or have just acquired an interest in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community

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     CWCDHH - Central Washington Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
    Map and Directions
    Director: Gary Mann
    Deaf Specialist Counselor: Amy Cohen
    303 S. 12th Ave.
    Yakima, WA 98902
    509/542-9823 V/TTY or 509/248-9012 Fax

     CSCDHH - Community Service Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Updated!
    NOTE: CSCDHH closed its doors on 5/25/05. As of 10/1/05, it is attempting to reorganize itself. The web site is still up, however.

     EWCDHH - Eastern Washington Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
    Map and Directions
    Director: Char Parsley
    N 1206 Howard St.
    Spokane, WA 99201
    509/328-9220 V/TTY

     Office of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (DSHS)
    Map and Directions
    Coordinator: Leon Curtis (
    Mail Stop OB-42
    12th and Franklin
    Olympia, WA 98504
    360/753-0699 TTY
    360/753-0703 V

     SEWSCDHH - South Eastern Washington Service Center of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Updated!
    Map and Directions
    Executive Director: Bob Vizzini
    Pasco Office:
    124 N. 5th Ave
    Pasco, WA 99301
    TTY: 509/543-9649
    VOICE: 509/543-9644 or 888/543-6598
    FAX: 5509/543-3329
    Video Conference ISDN Phone: 509/363-6700 I.P. Address:
    Yakima Office:
    505 N. 4th Street, Unit 5
    Yakima, WA 98901
    TTY: 509/469-1845
    VOICE: 509/469:1847
    FAX 509/469-3965
    I.P. Address:
    Serving Adams, Asotin, Benton, Columbia, Franklin, Garfield, Kittitas, Klickitat, Walla Walla and Yakima Counties.
     SWCDHH - Southwest Washington Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Updated!
    Map and Directions
    Director: Rusty Wales (
    3015 E Evergreen Blvd
    Vancouver, WA 98661
    360/695-9720 TTY
    360/695-3364 V
    360/695-2706 Fax
    866.695.6777 TOLL-FREE (in state only)
    Video Conference I.P. Address: or
    Video Phone Number: (360) 695-0010
    Serving Lewis, Wahkiakum, Cowlitz, Clark, Skamania, Pacific Counties

     TACID - Tacoma Area Coalition for Individuals with Disabilities Updated!
    Map and Directions
    Director: Christopher Ensor (Email:
    6315 S. 19th Ave.
    Tacoma, WA 98465
    253/565-5445 TTY (Deaf Services Dept)
    253/565-9000 V (ext 15 or ext 16 for Interpreting Referral Services)
    253/565-5578 Fax
    1-877-538-2243 Toll Free Voice
    1-877-551-3323 Toll Free TTY
    253/565-3486 V.P.

    Social Services and Organizations

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     Abused Deaf Women's Advocacy Services (ADWAS)
    2627 Eastlake Ave East, #201
    Seattle, WA 98102-3213
    206/726-0093 TTY or 206/726-0017 Fax or 24 hr. crisis line 206/236-3134 TTY
    ADWAS is a consumer-based organization dedicated to serving deaf and deaf-blind victims of sexual assault and domestic violence.
     AIDS Project for the Deaf
    PO Box 24011,
    Seattle, WA 981240011,
    (206) 328-4808 (TTY).
    Provides prevention workshops, information / referral, culturally sensitive brochures, and client service to Deaf, Deaf-Blind, and Hard of Hearing people. Offers workshops to hearing HIV/AIDS agencies.
     Al-Anon 12-Step Meeting Information
     Assistive Technology Resource Center
    Systems Change, Policy, Funding, Information & Referral, Training
    Located at the University of Washington
    1-800-841-8345 V/TTY
     Association of Late Deafened Adults (ALDA) - Seattle Chapter
    4217 4th Ave. N.W.
    Seattle, WA 98107
    206/782-9442 TTY
     American Sign Language club "Hands in Motion"
    Washington State University
    For more information, send Email
    Pullman, WA
     Deaf Connection
    Deaf and hard of hearing children and adults meet, communicate and play
    206/547-8339 V/TTY
    Email: Sakuna Ganbari

     Department of Services for the Blind
    Statewide AT Services to Persons with Visual Impairments
     HSDC - Hearing Speech and Deafness Center
    1625 19th Avenue
    Seattle, WA 98122
    206/323-5770 V/TTY
    Business Hours: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Monday through Friday

     Eastern WA Regional Assistive Technology Resource Center
    I&R, Training, Demonstrations and Education in E. Washington
    Located at the Easter Seal Society of WA Spokane Office
    1-509-328-9350 V/TTY 1-509-326-2261 Fax
    1-800-214-8731 V/TTY Outside Spokane
     Intertribal Deaf Council
    The Intertribal Deaf Council is believed to be the only North American non-profit organization for Deaf, Deaf-Blind, and Hard of Hearing American Indian, Alaska Native, and First Nations individuals and their families.
    280 Buster Road
    Toppenish, WA
     Lions Club District 19-B Hearing Conservation Foundation
    "Operation Phonebook" Project
     Lion's Club - Kent Chapter
    308 Summit Ave. N., Apt A3
    Kent, WA. 98031
    206-847-2747 V
     Lion's Club - Seattle Chapter
    4217 4th Ave. N.W.
    Seattle, WA 98107
    206/782-9442 TTY
     National Fraternal Society for the Deaf (Division 44)
    Contact: Frank R. Kearns
    206-283-4555 TTY
    Seattle, WA 99
     Northwest Group Home for the Deaf (NWGHD)
    Contact: Shawn Broderick
    10209 - 20th Ave. NE
    Seattle, WA 98125
    206/526-0499 V/TTY
     Northwest Council of Organizations Serving the Deaf (COSD)
    Majorie Borgens, President
    Newsletter Address: 14419 - 26th Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98168
    Contact: Jerome Schwehr 206-243-1752
     Northwest Deaf Addiction Center New!
    2402 Broadway
    Vancouver, WA 98663
    Phone: (360) 696-5880
    FAX: (360) 696-5879
    TTY: (360) 696-5912
    Contact: office manager Brandy

     Puget Sound Deaf Chapter of AARP (PSDC/AARP)
    Meets at: TACID Center
    6315 S. 19th
    Tacoma, WA 98201

     WA State Assn. of Self Help for Hard of Hearing People, Inc.
    Rick Faunt, President
    Robin Traveller - Eastern WA Chapter Coordinator
    Beverly Ziarko - Western WA Chapter Coordinator; Database Manager
    Contact Info
    Events Calendar
     Tacoma Association of the Deaf (TAD)
    Contact: Benny Dockter (, 360/458-4623 TTY/FAX
    Meets at: TACID Center
    6315 S. 19th
    Tacoma, WA 98201

     Thurston County Association of the Deaf (TCAD)
    Contact: Benny Dockter (, 360/458-4623 TTY/FAX
    Meets at: TACID Center
    6315 S. 19th
    Tacoma, WA 98201

     Washington Assembly of Citizens with Disabilities (WACD)
    2401 Bristol Court SW
    Olympia, WA 98502
    360/754-4259 V
     Washington NTID Alumni Association Chapter
    A new organization in Washington State for alumni of the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID)
    President: Michael Harbeson
    Contact Info

     Washington State Association of the Deaf (WSAD)
    Char Doland, President
    Founded in 1909, the Washington State Association of the Deaf (WSAD), an affiliate of the National Association of the Deaf (NAD), monitors, protects and supports the rights of deaf and hard of hearing Washingtonians. See their website for more info.

     Washington State Deaf-Blind Citizens (WSDBC)
    Jean Healy, President
    WSDBC is a non-profit advocate group for Deaf Blind citizens of Washington State.

     Western WA Regional Assistive Technology Resource Center
    I&R, Outreach & Coordination in W. Washington
    1-800-859-8352 V/TTY
     Washington Assistive Technology Alliance
    Information about assistive technology available for people with disabilities in Washington State
    Contact Info

     Yakima Valley Association of the Deaf
    303 S. 12th Ave.
    Yakima, WA 98902
    509/848-2260 TTY


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     A Contemporary Theater (ACT)
    700 Union St, Seattle, WA 98101
    (206) 292-7676 V
     Bainbridge Performing Arts Center
    200 Madison Ave., Bainbridge Island, WA
    360-842-8569 V/TTY
    800/378-8569 VOICE TOLL-FREE
    Interpreted performances: 7:30pm on 1st Saturday of every run
     Deaf Children's Theatre
    contact: Matthew Miller, Program Manager, at (206) 443-0807 or TTY (206) 728-1638
    Deaf Youth Drama Program which is part of
    the Seattle Children's Theatre
    2nd N. and Thomas, Seattle, WA 98109
    206/443-3322 V/TTY
    Call SCT at 206/728-1638 TTY
     Disability Repertory Theater
    Seattle, WA
    206/461-4766 TTY
    206/462-45074 V
    800/313-3583 VOICE TOLL-FREE
    Interpreted performances: 2pm on Sunday's; day varies
     Northwest Puppet Center
    9123 - 15th NE, Seattle, WA 98115
    206/523-2579 V
    Interpreted performances: day and time varies
     Seattle Repertory Theatre
    155 Mercer St., Seattle, WA
    206/441-3322 V/TTY
    Interpreted performances: day & time varies
     Village Theatre
    303 Front St. N., Issaquah, WA
    206/392-2202 V

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