Deaf & Hard of Hearing

ASADV (Advocacy Services for Abused Deaf Victims, Inc.)

Our mission is to provide support to the Deaf community and to Deaf, Deaf-Blind, and Hard of Hearing individuals, families, and children who are or have been victims/survivors of domestic violence and/or sexual abuse.

We offer a safe and supportive environment of advocacy, empowerment, community education, and training services.

All of our staff are Deaf. All of our staff, advocates, and volunteers are fluent in American Sign Language (ASL).

It is our vision that the various components of ASADV be Deaf-run and be advocates within institutionalized systems. We work cooperatively with various Deaf and hearing-based agencies.
P.O. Box 20023
(VP) 866-936-8976
(TTY/Fax) 585-232-2854
College Guide for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students

College is a huge step in a young adult’s life. Navigating a university campus and course load can feel overwhelming for any student. Deaf and hard of hearing students face an additional and unique set of challenges in their pursuit of a quality education. The team of college planning experts at have curated valuable resources in their new College Guide for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students, which includes an in-depth look at a student’s transition into college, a guide to college accommodations & assistive technology, and key strategies, resources, scholarships & more for deaf and hard of hearing students.

Deaf Counseling Center

Deaf Counseling Center is a Deaf and Lesbian owned counseling and psychological service that provides LGBT-friendly in-person and videophone therapy for Deaf LGBT clients. Contact us to learn more about our services.
11110 Whisperwood Lane
N. Bethesda
Deaf Rainbow Network of Rochester

Visit our Facebook page for discussions and local events!

Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf

Deaf LGBTQ Resources and networking. Also the host of the RAD (Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf) Conference held annually in mid-summer.
RIT/NTID: Spectrum

Spectrum is an organization that focuses on the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and allied individuals at the Rochester Institute of Technology / National Technical Institute for the Deaf. We host various community services. We work in conjunction with RITGA, RIT, and the Gay Alliance. We want to spread the word about our group for as much support as possible.
1 Lomb Memorial Drive
Stanton, Geri (LMHC)

Offers counseling services in individual, couples, and group therapy. Skilled in sign language.

TTY: 585-533-2041

46 Prince Street, Suite LL004
Third Presbyterian Church

Third Presbyterian Church is a community of diverse people united by a common faith in Jesus Christ and by meaningful worship and service. We welcome all who are seeking to live a life of Christian faith and discipleship.

LGBT persons are welcomed as full partners in ministry.

Childcare is available at most other major church events. Please check with the church office to confirm availability. Wheel chair accessible and looped for the hearing impaired.

* Third Presbyterian Church is a proud supporter of the Gay Alliance.
4 Meigs Street
Williams, Ruth (MS, Ed, NCC)

Individual, couple, adolescent, and family counseling around many issues, including: LGBT issues, self acceptance, family of origin, communication patterns, body image and eating disorders. Therapist is sign language proficient.