Local Deaf And Hard Of Hearing Resource Directory

When it comes to expertise in providing resource information about any topic related to hearing loss, look no further than RICDHH’s Information and Referral Service. Whether you are looking for information about social opportunities, civic engagement, employment and independent living, assistive technology, mental health services, education, or resources for parents, the resource directory is a convenient place to find what you’re looking for.

For any updates in contact information for the directory or if you would like to be added to the directory, please contact us.


Advocacy / Legal Rights

Request for Assessment and Training


Charlotte "Dee" Spinkston, Executive Director
Department of Administration Building
One Capitol Hill, Ground Level Providence, RI 02908
Voice: (401) 256-5511
Fax: (401) 222-5736
Email: cdhh.main@cdhh.ri.gov
Website: https://cdhh.ri.gov
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33 Broad Street, Suite 601, Providence, RI 02903
Voice: (401) 831-3150
Fax: (401) 274-5568
TTY: (401) 831-5335
Website: https://www.drri.org/
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180 Westminster Street, 3rd Floor Providence, RI 02903
Voice: (401) 222-2661
TTY: (401) 222-2664
Fax: (401) 222-2616
Website: http://www.richr.ri.gov/
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Advocacy / Victims of Crime

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Victims of Crime Advocacy (VOCA)
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program
33 Maple Avenue North Providence, RI 02911
Videophone: (401) 406-3356
Videophone: (401) 441-6325
Voice: (401) 519-1916

American Sign Language

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Assistive Technology

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Denise Corson, Program Coordinator
Office of Rehabilitation Services (ORS)
40 Fountain Street, 5th floor Providence, RI 02903
Voice: (401) 462-7857
Fax: (401) 222-3574
TTY: (401) 222-1679
Email: denise.corson@ors.ri.gov
Website: http://atel.ri.gov/
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Church/Religious Services

Alpha & Omega Deaf Church

Pastor Seth Sobral
13 Antiwater Street Providence, RI 02908-1623
Videophone: (401) 262-0861
Email: ssobral1@aol.com

Diocese of Providence Apostolate for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Irma I. Rodriguez
One Cathedral Sq. Providence, RI 02903
Voice: 401-278-4578
Email: rodriguez@dioceseofprovidence.org
Website: https://dioceseofprovidence.org/ministry-for-the-deaf-and-hard-of-hearing [dioceseofprovidence.org]

ASL Interpreted Masses
  1. Every Sunday at St. Patrick Church, Providence, 9:00 am

    For more information, please call 401.278.4578.
  2. Every Sunday at St. Mary of the Bay, Warren, 8:00 am

    For more information, please call 401.278.4578.
Summary: Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence provides Sunday Holy Mass at various parishes throughout the state of RI. Helps coordinate interpreter service for Funeral, Sacraments, and church events. We are reorganizing and are looking for volunteers.

Rhode Island Catholic Deaf Community Center

Irma I. Rodríguez
1 Cathedral Square Providence, RI 02903
Voice: (401) 278-4578
Email: rodriguez@dioceseofprovidence.org
Summary: Rhode Island Catholic Deaf Community Center provides Sunday service and holds monthly social/meetings. We are reorganizing and are looking for volunteers.

Cochlear Implant

Dental Service

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General Dentist
Dental Solutions
556 Armistice Blvd. Pawtucket, RI 02861
Voice: (401) 475-9909
Fax: (401) 633-6116
Email: drmolar93@gmail.com

* Accepts all private insurance plans including MassHealth and RI Medicaid

Early Detection & Hearing Intervention

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Employment Services

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Teresa O’Brien, MA, CRC
Supervisor for Southern Region & Deaf/Hard of Hearing Unit
Office of Rehabilitation Services
RI Department of Human Services
40 Fountain Street Providence, RI 02903
Voice: (401) 787-2984
Fax: (401) 222-3583
TTY: (401) 421-7016
Email: Teresa.obrien@ors.ri.gov
Website: http://www.ors.ri.gov/

Government (State Agencies)

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Web: http://www.health.ri.gov/
Birth, Marriage, Death records
Web: http://www.health.state.ri.us/records/
Disability and Health Program
Web: http://www.health.ri.gov/family/disability/index.php

Newborn Hearing Screening Program

Liza Then, Newborn Hearing Screening Manager/ EHDI Coordinator
Web: http://www.health.ri.gov/newbornscreening/hearing

The program provides ensures timely audiological evaluation to every newborn infant in Rhode Island for early detection of hearing loss following state mandated procedures.
Special Need Emergency Registry
Web: http://www.health.ri.gov/emergency/about/specialneedsregistry/index.php

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Mental Health

Suzanne S. Borstein, Ph.D

Clinical PsychologistClinical Psychologist
75 Sockanoseet Cross Road, Suite 212 Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: / TTY: (401) 941-2159
Fax: (401) 942-1999
Email: ssb@DrBorstein.com
Web: http://drborstein.com/

Caroline Obrecht, LICSW

Psychotherapy Wayland Psychotherapy
120 Wayland Ave, Suite 4A Providence, RI 02906
Phone: / TTY: (401) 273-7077
Fax: (401) 273-9997
Email: COBrecht@cox.net
Insurance: Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Consolidated Health Harvard Pilgrim, Health Plans Inc, Medicare Oxford, Tricare, Tufts and United Health - United Behavioral Health

Robert Raphael, Ph.D

Delta Consultants West
1395 Atwood Avenue Johnston, RI 02919
Phone: / TTY: (401) 944-9888
Fax: (401) 944-5888
Email: bobr@edgenet.net

Rose Molina, LICSW

Social Sparks, Inc.
237 Front Street Lincoln, RI 02865
Phone: / TTY: 401-475-0653
Text: 401-255-6906
Fax: 401-475-0729
Email: socialsparksri@gmail.com
Web: http://www.socialsparksri.com/
Insurance: Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Health (UBH) and Neighborhood Health Plan

Debra J. Raiche, A.A., L.C.D.P.

Coordinator of Services for the Deaf
Bridgemark Addiction Recovery Service
2020 Elmwood Avenue Warwick, RI 02888
Videophone: (401) 354-7640
Voice: (401) 781-2700
Fax: (401) 781-2790
Email: draiche@bridgemark.org
Web: http://www.bridgemark.org/

James Simon, LICSW

Outpatient Psychotherapist & Clinical Consultant
1130 Ten Rod Road, Bldg. C, Bldg. B-101 North Kingstown, RI 02852
Phone: / TTY: 401-294-8181
Videophone: 401-372-3075
Fax: 401-294-7773
Email: jsimonlicsw@gmail.com
Web: www.perspectivescorporation.co

Social Sparks: A Social Emotional Learning Center

Social Sparks, Inc.
237 Front Street Lincoln, RI 02865
Phone: / TTY: 401-475-0653
Text: 401-255-6906
Fax: 401-475-0729
Email: socialsparksri@gmail.com
Web: http://www.socialsparksri.com/
Insurance: Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Health (UBH), Neighborhood Health Plan and Tufts (in progress)

Hearing Aids/Hearing Loss

Request for Assessment and Training

Hard of Hearing / Hearing Loss

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Betsy Beach, President
Sargent Rehabilitation Center
800 Quaker Lane Warwick, RI 02818 401) 338-5329
Email: betsybeach@verizon.net
web Web: http://hlari.blogspot.com/

Sargent Chapter, local affiliate of the Hearing Loss Association of America dedicated to the well-being of people of all ages and communication styles who do not hear well; holds monthly meetings designed so that participants can share social and communication experiences with one another.

Legal Services

Law Office of Ellen Saideman

Ellen Saideman, Esq.
7 Henry Drive Barrington, RI 02806
Voice: (401) 258-7276
Fax:(401) 709-0213
Email: esaideman@yahoo.com

Rhode Island Disability Law Center

275 Westminster Street, Suite 401 Providence, RI 02903
Voice: (401) 831-3150
TTY: (401) 831-5335
Fax:(401) 274-5568
Web: http://www.ridlc.org/

Rhode Island Legal Services

56 Pine Street, Suite 4 Providence, RI 02903
Voice: (401) 274-2652
TTY:(800) 662-5034
Fax:(401) 453-0310
Web: http://www.rils.org/

American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island (ACLU of RI)

128 Dorrance Street, Suite 400 Providence, RI 02903
Voice: (401) 831-7171
Fax:(401) 831-7175
Web: http://www.riaclu.org/

Organizations – Local

Rhode Island Association of the Deaf, Inc. (RIAD)

Danielle Loughlin, President
P.O. Box 40853 Providence, RI 02940-0853
Email: riadprez@gmail.com
Web: http://www.riadeaf.org/

The mission of the Rhode Island Association of the Deaf is to advocate and facilitate changes in the quality of life for the Rhode Island Deaf community by working to improve awareness, conditions, and opportunities in these aspects of life: Civic, Economic, Social, Academic and Recreational.

Rhode Island State Association of the Hearing Loss Association of America (RI HLAA)

Betsy Beach, President
Sargent Rehabilitation Center
800 Quaker Lane Warwick, RI 02818 (401) 338-5329
Email: betsybeach@verizon.net
Web: http://hlari.blogspot.com/

Rhode Island Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RIRID)

Rosa Norberg & Maureen McEntee, Co-Presidents
P.O. Box 20056 Cranston, RI 02920
Email: riridpresident@ririd.org
Web: http://www.ririd.org/

The Rhode Island Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf provides international, national, state, and local forums and an organizational structure for the continued growth and development of the profession of interpretation and transliteration of American Sign Language and English.



Telecommunications (Relay Services)

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Sign Language Interpreters & Certified Deaf Interpreters

Request for Assessment and Training
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Alumni Association of Rhode Island School for the Deaf

Gloria Sobral, President
RI School for the Deaf
1 Corliss Park Providence, RI 02908
Email: sapphiresky7468@aol.com

The Alumni Association of Rhode Island School for the Deaf preserves the influence and prestige of the Rhode Island School for the Deaf, promotes closer ties between school and the alumni: scholarship fund to the Rhode Island School for the Deaf students

Rhode Island Deaf Senior Citizens

Raymond Niford, President
Silver Lake Annex Community Center
529 Plainfield Street Providence, RI 02909
Voice: (401) 944-8300
Email: rwniford@comcast.net

Rhode Island Deaf Senior Citizens. provides exists for the mutual association and social enjoyment of its members. The organization will support measures to better their condition and standing in society at large; and to strengthen their union and fellowship.

Social Service Agencies and Programs

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Support Living (Independent Living)

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Lorna Ricci, Executive Director
1944 Warwick Avenue Warwick, RI 02889
Voice: (401) 738-1013
Fax:(401) 738-1083 Fax
Email: info@oscil.org
Web: http://www.oscil.org/

Summary: The Ocean State Center for Independent Living (OSCIL) provides peer support and counseling services, advocacy, skills training, information and referral to disabled individuals. Citizenship training for the Deaf and/or non-verbal. Smoke detector Program, Literacy Education.
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James Simon, Senior Dir., Deaf and HOH Services
1130 Ten Rod Road North Kingston, RI 02852
TTY: (401) 583-0086
Videophone: (866) 971-4771
Voice: (401) 721-5657 ext. 21
Email: Jsimon@perspectivescorporation.com
web Web: http://www.perspectivescorporation.com/

Summary: Perspectives Corporation is a multifaceted, dynamic human service agency that has been providing support to people with disabilities since 1977. While the main office is in North Kingstown, they support adults and children throughout the state of Rhode Island. Perspectives Corporation offers a range of services within their Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing specialty including; Early Intervention, Home-Based Therapeutic Supports for youth age 3-21, Residential and Day Support Services for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, and American Sign Language Classes for the Community.
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Paul Molloy, Executive Director
290 Main Street Warren, RI 02885
Videophone: (866) 792-9383
Voice: (401) 245-3609
Fax:(401) 245-9565 Fax
Web: http://www.corliss.org/

Summary: The Corliss Institute provides social and rehabilitative services to deaf persons with diverse disabilities in a manner which empowers them to live, learn and work successfully as integrated members of community.