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Here’s what TCGLAD can do for you.

At TCGLAD we provide a variety of health and human services to deaf and hard of hearing community. In addition to the existing services we provide, we also provide cultural and sensitivity training to hospitals, health care, companies and organizations who wish to learn more about Deaf culture and American Sign Language.

This is the list of the services we provide to the community at wide.

Information and Referral

Up to date information on all aspects of deafness is available via videophone, telephone, TTY, email or in-office services.


We advocate on behalf of individuals and groups experiencing discrimination in employment, education, communication access, social security recipients and parents planning their deaf child’s education.

Peer Counseling

Qualified staff provide peer counseling in all areas of daily living. Consumers receive assistance resolving housing concerns, consumer protection, educational questions, or any other social or economic concern.

Independent Living

Instruction is given on such skills as money management, shopping, public transportation, cooking, among other daily life activities.

Communication Assistance

For deaf consumers whose first language is American Sign Language, qualified staff members translate written documents into American Sign Language (ASL). Telephone interpreting is also providing to deaf and hard of hearing persons who need assistance and are unable to efficiently use the variety of relay services available.

Family Outreach Advocacy

TCGLAD’s Family Outreach Advocates work with deaf, hard of hearing, deafblind, and deaf disabled youth, plus their parents and/or legal guardians, to create positive outcomes and ensure a higher quality of life.

Community Education

In an effort to foster a better understanding of deafness and to increase sensitivity towards the unique aspects of the deaf and hard of hearing community, we provide presentations, in-service trainings, workshops and other media presentations. In almost all instances, there is no fee for community education presentations and services.
Workshops: Workshops provide information on a wide variety of social and education topics. TC GLAD workshops are held at the Fremont Middle School in north Oxnard, free of charge, and conducted in ASL and with an ASL interpreter. Additional communication accommodations can be provided upon request with advance notice.
We often post announcements of our community events and workshops so don’t forget to sign up for our e-news to receive them.

Interpreter Referral

In affiliation with LIFESIGNS Inc., a non-profit interpreter referral service, we assist deaf, hard of hearing and hearing individuals arrange for qualified interpreters. In addition, LIFESIGNS Inc. provides specialized interpreter services for medical and law enforcement emergencies as well as emergency situations.

To obtain an interpreter, contact LIFESIGNS Inc. at: 800-633-8883 (Voice/TTY) or visit their website.