Connecting Deaf Families To Resources
Who we are
CODA (Children of Deaf Adults) Connections Inc. was founded by Tabitha Allen-Draft, the only hearing person in an all-Deaf family. Growing up amid generations of Deaf family members, including her parents, grandparents and a younger sister, Tabitha gained a profound understanding of and passion for the Deaf and CODA communities. CODA Connections unites Deaf families and children to critically needed resources to help all thrive and achieve their greatest potential. In addition to financial and resource support, the organization provides educational workshops, mentorship, advocacy, workforce development, peer group engagement and interpreting services. CODA Connections functions as a holistic resource for Deaf families, administering programs and services to help bridge the communication divide between the Deaf and hearing worlds.
what we do
We help Deaf families and their children manage the essentials of daily life, such as emergency rent and utility assistance, clothing, household goods, furniture, food, hygiene products and cleaning supplies.
We unite Children of Deaf Adults with compassionate mentors who can provide support, guidance and opportunities to help CODA mentees succeed in life and meet their goals.
Community Awareness and Events
We bring Deaf individuals and families together through a series of engaging social and community events that promote physical activity, foster self-confidence and enhance emotional well-being. Connecting Deaf families and children of Deaf adults to their community is empowering, educational and provides opportunities to enlighten the hearing community about Deaf awareness, inclusion, and advocacy.
why we're needed
All children – those who hear, those who don’t, and those who live with non-hearing adults – benefit from a strong sense of community, belonging, self-identity and social connection. We want the children of Deaf adults to recognize the uniqueness and sense of unity that comes with being part of a multicultural family and community – and to understand and celebrate their identity.
Our mission is twofold: First, we strive to connect and support children of Deaf adults through peer group interaction, cultural enrichment programs, mentoring and educational opportunities. Secondly, we offer Deaf parents a range of resources and services to enhance parenting skills and assist in times of need.
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CODA programs take a two generational approach to bridge the communciation divide between Deaf and hearing communites.
Workforce Development + Protection
Peer Group engagement
Housing,food +health services
child MENTORING AND DEAF FAMILY SUPPORT