Deaf Services Advocates Program

Deaf Services Advocates are employees of Community Mental Health Centers (CMHCs) or substance use treatment providers who have received specialized training from the Office of Deaf Services. Training topics include DMH’s deaf and hard of hearing services options; communication methods; legal and policy requirements, and more. Training emphasizes the rights of deaf and hard of hearing people to make informed decisions about their care and communication.

Advocates support culturally appropriate services and effective communication for deaf and hard of hearing people served by their agencies. They enable deaf and hard of hearing people to navigate services more easily and improve quality of care.

The agencies listed below participate in the Deaf Services Advocates Program. Individuals who live in a county listed below may contact their local Advocate with questions or concerns.

Directory of Deaf Services Advocates by Provider Agency

To search for your county, press Ctrl+F (Command+F on Mac), and type your county's name.

Arthur Center (East Central Missouri Behavioral Health)

Counties Served: Audrain, Callaway, Monroe, Montgomery, Pike, Ralls

BJC Behavioral Health

County Served: St. Louis County, St. Louis City

Burrell Behavioral Health, Service Area 10

Counties Served: Christian, Dallas, Greene, Polk, Stone, Taney, Webster

Burrell Behavioral Health, Service Area 12

Counties Served: Boone, Carroll, Chariton, Cooper, Howard, Moniteau, Morgan, Pettis, Randolph, Saline

Clark Community Mental Health Center

Counties Served: Barry, Dade, Lawrence

Compass Health (Crider Health Center)

Counties Served: Franklin, Lincoln, St. Charles, Warren

Compass Health, Service Area 8B

Counties Served: Bates, Benton, Cedar, Henry, Hickory, St. Clair, Vernon

  • To be Announced

Compass Health, Service Area 11

Counties Served: Camden, Cole, Laclede, Miller, Osage, Pulaski

Comprehensive Mental Health Services

County Served: Northeast Jackson County

COMTREA

County Served: Jefferson

FCC Behavioral Health

Counties Served: Butler, Carter, Dunklin, Pemiscot, Reynolds, Ripley, Wayne

New Horizons

Counties Served: Boone, Cole

North Central Missouri Mental Health Center

Counties Served: Caldwell, Daviess, Grundy, Harrison, Linn, Livingston, Mercer, Putnam, Sullivan

Ozark Center

Counties Served: Barton, Jasper, McDonald, Newton

ReDiscover

Counties Served: Jackson County

Southeast Missouri Behavioral Health

County Served: St. Francois

Swope Health

County Served: West-Central Jackson County

Tri-County Mental Health Services

Counties Served: Clay, Platte, Ray

Truman Behavioral Health (Truman Medical Center)

County Served: Northwest Jackson County