Literacy Classes
American Sign Language, English, Mathematics, and Life Skills instruction are provided by deaf instructors for the deaf refugees and their family members.
Driver's Education
Our volunteers help the refugees learn the material needed to pass the written permit test and provide on the road instruction to obtain their driver's license.
Deaf Mentors
Mentors are assigned to a deaf refugee. They meet regularly for a few hours. The purpose is to establish friendship and serve on the front-line to determine any specific needs the refugee may have.
Volunteers will assist you with translating various documents, understanding your mail, and filling out forms.
We will assist you with citizenship process.
Social Events
Each month, we host social and cultural events to broaden horizons and have a bit of fun.
Our volunteers advocate for refugees' needs in court, at doctor appointments, school, and in the community by making sure their communication needs are met and connecting them with services and professionals as needed.

© 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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