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Office of Vocational Rehabilitation in Allegheny County


Posted on January 18th, 2015, in Local and State Government Agencies

The Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, or OVR, provides vocational rehabilitation services to help persons with disabilities prepare for, obtain, or maintain employment. OVR provides services to eligible individuals with disabilities, both directly and through a network of approved vendors. Services are provided on an individualized basis The OVR counselor, during face-to-face interviews, assists customers […]

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Private Practitioners: Gretchen Hoffer, MA, NCC, LPC


Posted on January 18th, 2015, in Agencies that Serve Persons

Program Type: Therapy services for Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol. Address: Village Center for Holistic Therapy, 68 Wabash Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15220 Phone (v): 412-455-6890 ext, 4 Fax: 412-455-6891 Website: www.villagetherapy.org Contact Person: Gretchen Hoffer, MA, NCC, LPC gretchen@villagetherapy.org Population Served: Provide servifes for both Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol therapy for ages 12 […]

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Pressley Ridge Communication Support Services


Posted on January 18th, 2015, in Agencies that Serve Persons

Program Type: Pressley Ridge CSS provides support services for Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing through quality interpreting services, assessment, training and consultation. Committed to bridging the gaps between the hearing and deaf worlds both in a career setting where they support professional development of deaf employees, and in a mental health setting where they […]

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PAHrtners Deaf Services


Posted on January 18th, 2015, in Agencies that Serve Persons

Program Type: Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community Living Arrangement (CLA) ID. Address: 928 Brodhead Road, Moon Township, PA 15108 Phone: 412-927-4058 Fax: 724-457- 0384 Web: www.PAHrtners.com Contact Person: Angela Gallo, Operations Director Population Served: ID/Dual Diagnosis – adults Type of Behavioral Services Offered: Peer specialist, residential services, case management services. Reimbursement: Accepted for case […]

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Mercy Behavioral Health


Posted on January 18th, 2015, in Agencies that Serve Persons

Program Type: Community mental health agency. Address: Center for Hearing and Deaf, 1945 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 Phone (v): 412-515-8225 24/7 MBH Hotline: 1-877-637-2924 (MercyBH) TTY: 412-281-1375 Videophone: 412-515-8225 Fax: 412-281-6564 Web: www.pmhs.org Contact Person: Jan Majocha jmajocha@pmhs.org Population Served: Adults, children and families Type of Behavioral Health Services Offered: Outpatient therapy (individual, couples, […]

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Family Services of Western Pennsylvania – Tarentum


Posted on January 18th, 2015, in Agencies that Serve Persons

Program Type: Behavioral health. Address: 201 Corbet Street, Tarentum, PA 15084 Phone (v): 724-226-0664. To initiate services call point of entry at 1-888-222-4200. Fax: 724-230-2778 Contact Person: Almira Comino, CominoA@fswp.org Population Served: Adults, children and families Type of Behavioral Health Services Offered: The agency maintains a house for deaf persons with intellectual disabilities. The facility offers assessments and referrals. Outpatient therapy and medication […]

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Looking for a Counselor or Psychiatrist?


Posted on January 11th, 2015, in Helpful InfoProvidersTopic of Interest

1775This attached pamphlet lists counselors and psychiatrists that have experience working with individuals who are Deaf, DeafBlind or Hard of hearing. These counselors and psychiatrists practice in Pittsburgh and surrounding counties in Western Pennsylvania.

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Pursue a Rewarding Career: Work with Deaf people


Posted on November 23rd, 2014, in CareersTopic of InterestVideos

1756 If you can learn sign language or if you are familiar with assistive devices or audiology you may want to consider becoming a counselor to work with people who Deaf, Deaf-blind or hard of hearing as a career choice. Various programs exist to pursue such interests at the University of Pittsburgh.

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Value Behavioral Health of PA


Posted on September 28th, 2014, in AdvocacyBehavioral HealthHealth EducationTopic of InterestVideos

1484 Value Behavioral Health is a managed care insurance company in Western Pennsylvania. VBH-Pa covers sign language interpreters for its members. If you need assistance accessing services if you are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, it is always a good idea to contact your insurance provider through the member services number listed on the back of your insurance card.

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Evolution of the Hearing Aid


Posted on September 24th, 2014, in Health EducationPhysical Health

Nowadays hearing aids are only worn by 10-20% of people who could actually benefit from them. It’s a shame really, as these marvels of modern technology have come along way from their humble beginnings. Our latest Infographic looks at this incredible evolution from the Ear Trumpet to the ground breaking In-Ear Amplifiers. Source & embedded […]

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