JOIN US FOR COFFEE!

Our Saturday morning coffee hours are a great way to connect with other parents of deaf and hard of hearing children.  Join us at 9am at Chik-Fil-A at 17501 W Center Rd in Omaha on the third Saturday of the month.

This is a great opportunity for parents and families to connect over coffee and yummy breakfast! Chik-Fil-A has an indoor playground, favors for the kids, and will set up the table(s) for us, too! We will have a sign posted in our reserved area so you won’t miss us. Hope you can make it!

Upcoming dates:

April 16

May 21

June 18

Check our Facebook page or contact us for updates.  We hope to see you there!

PARENT COFFEE HOURS TO CONTINUE FOR 2016!

Our Saturday morning coffee hours are a great way to connect with other parents of deaf and hard of hearing children.

The first coffee hour of 2016 will be February 20th at 9am at Chik-Fil-A at 17501 W Center Rd in OmahaThis is a great opportunity for parents and families to connect over coffee and yummy breakfast! Chik-Fil-A has an indoor playground, favors for the kids, and will set up the table(s) for us, too! We will have a sign posted in our reserved area so you won’t miss us. Hope you can make it!

Upcoming dates:

March 19

April 16

May 21

June 18

Check our Facebook page or contact us for times and locations, which may vary.  We hope to see you there!

 

JOIN US FOR CONNECT READING!

We hope to see you:

Saturday February 6, 2016 at 10:30am, Florence Branch, 2920 Bondesson Street, Omaha, NE

Saturday March 5, 2016 10am, South Omaha Branch, 2808 Q Street, Omaha, NE

Note: The March 5th event is being held in collaboration with the Metro Regional Program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing “Dr. Seuss Day!” event.  For more information, see here. 

Connect will provide an adult who is deaf and/or hard of hearing to read a story in the communication mode of his or her choice (sign, voice or a combination).  Children who are deaf or hard of hearing and children who are hearing are all welcome.  A voice and/or sign interpreter will also be present. This is a wonderful way to enjoy our public libraries and to see and hear a story told by an adult from our deaf community.

JOIN US FOR CONNECT READING!

We hope to see you:

Saturday January 16, 2016 at 10:30am at the Swanson Branch of the Omaha Public Library, 9101 W. Dodge Road, Omaha

Saturday February 6, 2016 at 10:30am at the Florence Branch of the Omaha Public Library, 2920 Bondesson Street, Omaha

Connect will provide an adult who is deaf and/or hard of hearing to read to your children.  Children who are deaf/hard of hearing and children who are hearing are all welcome.  A voice and/or sign interpreter will also be present. This is a wonderful way to enjoy our public libraries and to see and hear a story told by an adult from our deaf community.

Omaha Gives! Campaign: May 20

Donate to Nebraska Hands & Voices in the Omaha Gives! campaign on May 20th!! Click below to donate, read below for more information. Thank you for your support!!

https://www.omahagives24.org/index.php?section=organizations&action=overview&fwID=1285

Did you know that more than 90% of deaf and hard of hearing children are born to parents with no hearing loss?

Nebraska Hands & Voices is a non-profit organization that provides parents with support, information and resources to help parents navigate the world of hearing loss. Many parents report that support from other parents who have “been there” was the most valuable support they received.

On Wednesday May 20, your donations will go an extra mile toward helping us provide this much needed support to parents through the Omaha Gives! campaign. The campaign runs from midnight to midnight on Wednesday May 20.

You can use the link above to donate. Thank you for your support!

Join us for Connect Saturday and Connect Sunday!

We hope to see you:

Saturday March 1st at 10:30am at the Swanson Branch of the Omaha Public Library, 9101 W. Dodge Road, Omaha

Sunday April 6th at 2:00pm at the W. Dale Clark (Main) Branch of the Omaha Public Library, 215 S. 15th Street, Omaha

Connect will provide an adult who is deaf and/or hard of hearing to read to your children.  Children who are deaf/hard of hearing and children who are hearing are all welcome.  A voice and/or sign interpreter will also be present. This is a wonderful way to enjoy our public libraries and to see and hear a story told by an adult from our deaf community.

Connect Event – Sunday Sep 8th 2:30pm

 PLEASE JOIN US FOR A SPECIAL “CONNECT SATURDAY” EVENT*

WHERE: The Bookworm in Countryside Village

8702 Pacific Street Omaha, NE 68114

WHEN: Sunday, September 8, 2013

TIME: 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Connect will provide an adult who is deaf or hard of hearing to read to your children. Children who are deaf/hard of hearing and children who are hearing are all welcome.  A voice and/or sign interpreter will also be present.  Please join us for this wonderful event to see and hear a story told by a deaf or hard of heaing adult from our community. 

* Please note that this is a special event and it is happening on Sunday. A full schedule of our Library Saturday events will be coming soon.

 Please see flyer ( September_8_Bookworm_Connect_Event[1] ) or contact Kris Flott if you have any questions.

 Kristine Flott, kris@handsandvoicesne.org or (402) 203-0673 (text or voice)

 

JOB POSTING: GBYS PARENT GUIDES

JOB POSTING: GBYS PARENT GUIDES

Nebraska Hands & Voices is looking for Parent Guides for the Guide By Your Side program. Guide By Your Side is a parent support program, linking parents of children who are newly identified as deaf or hard of hearing with trained and experienced Parent Guides.

The Parent Guide positions are paid, part-time positions. Parent Guides meet with families to provide advice, guidance and support on the unique needs of families with children who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Job Requirements and Duties:
• Must be the parent of a child who is deaf, hard of hearing, deafblind or deaf with additional disabilities.
• Must have knowledge of local and regional resources.
• Must be able to describe options for families in an unbiased manner consistent with the philosophy and mission of Hands & Voices.
• Must be willing to undergo specialized training to provide support to families.

For more information, a detailed job description and/or a job application, please contact Kris or Jen:
Kris Flott, 402-203-0673, kris@handsandvoicesne.org
Jen Racine, 402-321-1419, jennifer.r.racine@gmail.com

JOB POSTING: GBYS PROGRAM COORDINATOR

We are pleased to announce that Nebraska Hands & Voices has been approved as a Guide By Your Side chapter!  As a result, we are looking for a Program Coordinator.  Guide By Your Side is a parent support program, linking parents of newly identified children who are deaf or hard of hearing with trained and experienced parent guides.  The Program Coordinator position is a paid part-time position.  Please see additional details below and in the attached flyer

GBYS Coordinator – Job Posting and Description – 05.03.2013.
 
JOB POSTING:
GUIDE BY YOUR SIDE
PROGRAM COORDINATOR
 
 Job Requirements and Duties:
• Must be the parent of a child who is deaf, hard of hearing, deafblind or deaf with additional disabilities.
• Oversight of the Guide By Your Side program.
• Implementation of parent to parent support activities.
• Collaboration with appropriate agencies and organizations.
• Must be willing to undergo specialized training to provide support to families with children who are deaf or hard of hearing.
• Can be located anywhere in the state
 
For more information, a detailed job description and/or a job application, please contact Kris or Jen:
Kris Flott, 402-203-0673, kris@handsandvoicesne.org
Jen Racine, 402-321-1419, jennifer.r.racine@gmail.com

Connect Social!

Join us for a Connect Social on Friday, April 26 from 6-8pm at the Elmwood Park Playground and Picnic area in Omaha (Park entrances are at 67th and Pacific or 58th and Happy Hollow).

Deaf and hard of hearing adults and families with deaf or hard of hearing children are invited to enjoy a light dinner and snacks at a family-friendly venue. Connect Socials are a great opportunity for families to meet deaf and hard of hearing adults in our community who are interested in serving as role models and mentors to children who are deaf or hard of hearing.

RSVP to jennifer.r.racine[at]gmail.com by the end of Wednesday, April 24.

Connect Social Elmwood Park