Deaf Centers of Nevada (DCN) acts as a bridge between the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or Speech Impaired and the greater state of Nevada. We provide services statewide focusing on the social, economic, educational, and employment needs of our community. We devote great attention to advocacy, assistive technology and distribution, direct services, information, and referrals
Who We Are
Deaf Centers of Nevada (DCN) services the health support, social, recreational, and equal access needs of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Late-Deafened and speech impaired population in the state of Nevada. We are the largest Deaf/Hard of Hearing center in the state of Nevada and serve more than 2,000 individuals through our advocacy programs and services.
Advocacy programs and services offered by DCN are available to all Deaf/Hard of Hearing individuals, families of Deaf/ Hard of Hearing individuals, and individuals with speech impairments. Our main goals focus on a person centered approach to educating our clients in their legal rights as well as teaching skills to live happy, independent, and active lives.
Deaf Centers of Nevada (DCN), formerly known as the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center (DHHARC), was established as a 501 (c)(3) non profit organization in 2008 to create a place with activities and provide support services for the specific needs of Deaf/Hard of Hearing individuals. DCN has developed a wide-range of information and referral services for public and private agencies, businesses, higher education programs, statewide and regional services. DCN staff provide direct advocacy support for clients at schools, places of employment, with health service providers, and government agencies at all levels.