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Unites Foundation COVID-19 Micro-Grant Recipients

The Unites Foundation is proud to support non-profit organizations that have been impacted by COVID-19. This includes organizations that are currently struggling with resources, funding shortages, or adapting their services in response to the pandemic. This week, CSD announced the six organizations within the deaf community that will receive these micro-grants to support their efforts.

Community Building


Mental Health May: 5 Tips for Practicing Mental Wellness

Although 1 in 5 people will experience mental illness during their lifetime, everyone will face challenges to their mental wellbeing. Especially during times like this, when a global pandemic is changing life as we know it. These days, many are struggling with added stress from job loss, working while parenting full time, loneliness from being quarantined in their homes for so long.

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3 Non-Intuitive Marketing Strategies with Rosa Lee Timm

Born deaf in a small country town in California, Rosa Lee Timm grew up in a very close-knit, religious, bi-racial, a deaf family whose first language was American Sign Language (ASL). With the constant support of her family and the deaf community around her, her childhood was one without communication or social barriers. Currently, Rosa Lee Timm is the Chief Marketing Officer of Communication Service for the Deaf, the world’s largest deaf-led social impact organization. She also is a performance artist and widely known for her YouTube ASL music videos as a solo performer of The Rosa Lee Show and as a lead actress in ASL Films’ feature film Versa Effect.For those who are deaf or hard-of-hearing, the problem is made worse by a lack of resources at every level of government, as well as within the healthcare system, according to Chris Soukup, CEO of Communication Service for the Deaf (CSD). To this day, he said, there are no language interpreters at White House press briefings. "We've seen a lot of mayors, a lot of governors that have included that practice momentarily and have been very responsive," Soukup told Cheddar. "We've had some challenges in creating that same awareness in the White House."

Impact Investing


Mental Health: More Than an Awareness Issue

There is a mental health crisis in the deaf community, compounded by information gaps in researching the issue. Various studies offer a range of numbers, with one estimating that approximately 5 million DHH people need mental health treatment annually.



Inside CSD


Meet Board Member Elise Nye

Our Board of Directors has a new member! CSD is proud to announce that Elise Nye will serve on the Board of Directors effective July 1, 2020. She joins nine other board members whose role is to provide overall strategic guidance to the organization.

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