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. People who live in a county listed below may contact their CMHC and ask to speak with a Deaf Services Advocate about questions or concerns.
Directory of Provider Agencies with Deaf Services Advocates
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Counties Served: Audrain, Callaway, Monroe, Montgomery, Pike, Ralls
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
Counties Served: Barry, Dade, Lawrence
Compass Health, Service Area 16
Counties Served: Franklin, Lincoln, St. Charles, Warren
Compass Health, Service Area 8B
Counties Served: Bates, Benton, Cedar, Henry, Hickory, St. Clair, Vernon
Compass Health, Service Area 11
Counties Served: Camden, Cole, Laclede, Miller, Osage, Pulaski
County Served: Northeast Jackson County
County Served: Jefferson
Counties Served: Butler, Carter, Dunklin, Pemiscot, Reynolds, Ripley, Wayne
Counties Served: Boone, Cole
Counties Served: Caldwell, Daviess, Grundy, Harrison, Linn, Livingston, Mercer, Putnam, Sullivan
Counties Served: Barton, Jasper, McDonald, Newton
Counties Served: Jackson County
County Served: St. Francois
County Served: West-Central Jackson County
Counties Served: Clay, Platte, Ray
Truman Behavioral Health (Truman Medical Center)
County Served: Northwest Jackson County