Moving to a new country is a 

once in a lifetime adventure.

Network with other Deaf refugees

and volunteers to help you connect

ASL, English, and life skills.  

Our Mission

We recognize that deaf refugees have unique needs that are best served and assisted by the general Deaf community. Our mission is to collaborate and serve as a bridge with current organizations and agencies to ensure inclusion of Deaf refugees into our Rochester Deaf community and into general society by providing assistance as they strive to be self-sustaining neighbors while still retaining their own cultural heritage, identity, language, and religion.

What We Do

We help both long-time and newly resettled Deaf refugees become independent and adjusted to life in Rochester through a variety of programs and classes. We also work as advocates for the needs of our Deaf refugees, especially as liaisons with other agencies and providers in Rochester. 

Our team of volunteers provide the following: 

Literacy Classes • Paperwork assistance • Social events and cultural events 

© 2017 by Diana Pryntz,

Deaf Refugee Advocacy, Interim Executive Director & Co-founder

Rochester Refugee Resettlement Services is the fiduciary for Deaf Refugee Advocacy.

Deaf Refugee Advocacy

POB 10335

Rochester, NY 14610

VP: 585-286-3440

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