The mission of the Family Center on Deafness is to "empower Pinellas County families with deaf or hard of hearing members by providing programs and services to promote communication and independence."
Family Center on Deafness (FCD) provides a wide variety of programs for families throughout Pinellas County. Participants come from households that include at least one individual who has significant hearing loss.
Services are consumer-driven, and determined by the current needs of the clients. An advisory Council composed of community members of all hearing levels determines its service and program priorities. The families themselves also take an active role in planning and hosting group activities. FCD has a formal, written collaboration with Pinellas County School Board and a number of other community / educational service providers.
Who is eligible for services?
To qualify to receive services, an individual or a member of his/her household must register at an intake with a physical address that lies within the boundaries of Pinellas County.
Eligible participants include:
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