Independent Living Services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
MCDHH contracts with agencies to provide DHILS programs (Independent Living Programs for Deaf and Hard of Hearing people) at eight sites throughout the state. The purpose of the programs is to provide a peer consumer environment to enable deaf and hard of hearing persons to become more independent and achieve their life goals. These programs employ persons who are themselves Deaf, late-deafened, or hard of hearing. Participants work with Independent Living Specialists to set and achieve their own personal goals for independent functioning in family, school, employment, and community situations.