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. For after hours emergency interpreting please call (916) 236-1184. .

FEMA is partnering with Cal OES to assist people who are recovering from the Carr Fire in Shasta County, including Deaf and Hard of Hearing wildfire survivors.

Text: Free Legal Services includes replacement of identification documents and other legal documents destroyed in the fire, assistance with life, medical and property insurance claims and help with home repair contracts and contractors. Call 1-800-822-9687 or go to Disaster Recovery Center at the former Kmart building on Hilltop Drive.

Hotline Number: Cal OES Access and Functional Needs Hotline Number 1 (833) 654-5505

Call if you need assistance with the following:

  • Help completing a FEMA application
  • ASL interpretation
  • Language translation
  • Materials in large print or Braille; or
  • Hearing assistance


The after-hours medical, law enforcement and mental health emergency phone number is changing. Beginning April 1, 2017, we will no longer have a toll free number. The NEW AFTER-HOURS emergency number is (916) 236-1184. Please update your records with this new local number. The old 1-800-504-3009 number will no longer be operational after March 31, 2017.

As a reminder, NorCal’s office hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 AM—5:00 PM, excluding holidays. During NorCal’s business hours, please continue to call (916) 349-7525 for medical, law enforcement and mental health emergencies.

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!
Camp Grizzly is our one-week residential camp program for deaf and hard of hearing youth age 7 to 17. 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.


Support Us


When you give a gift to NorCal Services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing, you are supporting Deaf and Hard of Hearing people all over northern California. From the children going to Camp Grizzly, to teens getting their first job, to making sure our elders are having the best communication possible with their doctors, your donation ensures that our community is healthy and happy!