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.
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It’s true, H Street in Washington D.C. is getting a new Mozzeria! This will mark the second ASL-centric business on H Street in Washington, D.C., joining the Starbucks Signing Store that opened to great fanfare last fall. Learn more about SVF’s partner.
CSD SVF is growing! Bus Door Films is the fifth deaf business partner of CSD Social Venture Fund. Deaf-owned BDF is a creative production and filmmaking business focused on providing quality video services for both deaf and hearing clients.
National Deaf Therapy is the fourth business partner of our Social Venture Fund. NDT is a national web-based eTherapy mental health platform dedicated to serving the deaf, deaf and blind, deaf and disabled and hard-of-hearing communities.
Although there has been recent growth in deaf businesses, accessible resources for deaf entrepreneurs continue to be sparse. CSD announced that it will establish an incubator program and social investment fund to support deaf businesses.