NorCal Services for Deaf & Hard of Hearing is a non-profit community-based organization serving Deaf individuals in 24 northeastern counties of California.

Founded and managed by a group of Deaf leaders, NorCal has been an organization ‘of, by and for’ the Deaf community since 1977.

“Deaf” is used to be inclusive and encompasses individuals who are Deaf, hard of hearing, late-deafened, Deaf with developmental disabilities, and Deaf-Blind, Deaf Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC).

It is our vision that Deaf individuals have the basic human right to have access and opportunities to services, education and employment equal to those who can hear.


EMPOWER Deaf individuals to live independently and productively within the greater society.

ADVOCATE for equal access and opportunities for Deaf individuals in our society.

EDUCATE family members, service providers, employers and the general public of the unique communication needs, abilities and accomplishments of Deaf children and adults.

Core Values

  • Respect: NorCal respects our diverse community and each other

  • Collaboration: NorCal’s strong foundation allows us to enjoy collaborating with others.

  • Commitment: NorCal’s commitment to excelling in all that we do for services.

  • Thrive: NorCal’s goal supports our Deaf community to thrive in equity and equality of economics and wealth.