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Deaf Advocacy Nonprofit Agency Asks for Donations and Sponsors


The Communication Advocacy Network  (CAN) as a nonprofit charitable organization asks for donations and sponsors for very important goal to address the rights and needs of Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, Deaf-Blind, Late Deafened individuals from all walks of life in the state of Connecticut. CAN’s primary purpose is to advocate for the deaf and deaf-blind individuals to ensure those services most citizens take for granted are accessible to these citizens. 

This past year CAN advocated for several individuals with legal, health and translation services. These individual clients would not have been able to afford these services if not for CAN. Unfortunately, however, for every individual provided support services five (5) were turned away due to lack of funds. There is the unexpected demand for Deaf Elderly Day Care service, and however, we provide several volunteers on free lance contract basis due to insufficient funding.  Regrettably, few deaf elderly people had paid out of their pockets because of their basic right for communication access using American Sign Language (ASL). 

The accomplishments in this past year are as follows: 

  • For deaf-blind services, we had hired fifteen (15) new Support Service Providers and so we are able to serve some deaf-blind clients. 
  • The Case Management Unit was implemented in response to the high demand of deaf unemployed consumers, and  referred clients. 
  • The new video remote interpreting (VRI) service becomes available in the CAN office to enable that both deaf staff members and hearing visitors communicate each other through American Sign Language via videophone. 

During this holiday season we are asking if you can help us meet our financial goals by providing funds and contributions in the form of a grant or by donating goods and services. A copy of our tax-exempt certificate will be provided  upon request. If you are able to help support CAN we will post your name and/or business on our website and brochures.

Needless to say, it wouldn’t have happened without your support!


Your donations go directly to help with service costs for Deaf Elderly and Deaf-Blind projects  - and it is only through your continued support that we can continue the projects.  Even a donation as little as $10 goes along way to ensuring that these services for citizens with deafness are accessible... but if you want to donate more, by all means, do! Please support our work by MAKING A DONATION HERE.

From all of us, Communication Advocacy Network (CAN), we wish you a very happy holiday season and a wonderful New Year.  


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 Deaf Elderly
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