Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services
Our Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services team provides specialized outpatient mental healthcare for deaf and hard of hearing children, families and adults in the Denver area.
We offer services to people of all ages who are Deaf, hard-of-hearing, late-deafened or Deaf Blind. The cultural traditions and beliefs of the Deaf and hard-of-hearing communities are integrated into this program. Our approach acknowledges the importance of and need for direct communication and provides sensitivity to cultural affiliation and to the psychosocial impact of hearing loss. The counseling staff is fully fluent in American Sign Language (ASL) and Signed English. We have full-time staff interpretive services to insure comprehensive access to our continuum of care.
We provide access to a range of services across the organization, including:
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Visit a Walk-In Center
Colorado Crisis Services operates 5 walk-in crisis centers across metro Denver. These centers have communication assistive technologies, they are open 24/7, and offer confidential, in-person crisis support, information and referrals to anyone in need. Click here for more information.
Case management services are provided as an additional level of support for consumers currently receiving clinical services. Clinicians provide office and community-based services designed to provide advocacy and support while empowering individuals to navigate community systems in order to access basic resources and services. These services also involve coordination of care with other involved professionals.
- American Sign Language (ASL)
- ASL/English Staff Interpreter
- Hearing Assistive Technology Systems (HATS)
Hearing assistive technology systems (HATS) are devices that can help you function better in your day-to-day communication situations. HATS can be used with or without hearing aids or cochlear implants to make hearing easier—and thereby reduce stress and fatigue. Hearing aids + HATS = better listening and better communication!
The Mental Health Center of Denver has available the Comfort Contego® – a digital wireless assistive listening device (or HAT) for consumers with hearing loss to use during their appointments. These MHCD staff can submit a loan request on behalf of their consumer through the MHCD Helpdesk or if at the Recovery Center, at the Recovery Center first floor desk.