NorCal Services for Deaf & Hard of Hearing is a non-profit community-based organization serving Deaf & Hard of Hearing individuals in 24 northeastern counties of California. Founded and managed by a team of Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals, NorCal Services for Deaf & Hard of Hearing has been an organization ‘of, by and for’ the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community since 1977. 

Our services


One-on-one assistance and system advocacy to ensure equal access and opportunity to education, employment and public services. Information and consultation for businesses, employers and public agencies about the Americans with Disabilities Act and other applicable non-discrimination laws. Information about your legal rights and strategies for self-advocacy for communication access issues, disability discrimination, free and appropriate public education, and other areas. Assistance and representation at administrative proceedings including Individualized Education Program or Social Security.


Want to improve your writing skills? Need to improve your your communication skills with your boss? Want to pass your DMV Test? Need help becoming job ready? Want to learn to budget your money better? Do you need help getting into college? NorCal’s specialized employment services can help you!

Specialized Programs

Camp Grizzly is our one-week residential summer camp program for Deaf, Hard of Hearing and KODA youth ages 7 to 18.

EXCEL is our day program for Alta Regional Center consumers who are deaf or hard of hearing, based in Sacramento.

DeafSAFE is a program providing support for deaf and hard of hearing survivors of sexual violence


We offer an array of access services ranging from counseling, independent living skils to community education.


Interpret, connect, success! Our Access Communication Today (ACT!) provide top-level, high quality interpreting services for your business. We also have dedicated managers to provide the best customer service.