GLAD maintains a list of resources for consumers through its Information & Referral program. Below is a short list of local, state, national, and international organizations and programs for your convenience. Contact us for more in-depth resources.

Organizations & Programs

Children, Youth, and Families

  • Five Acres
  • California School for the Deaf, Riverside
  • Marlton School
  • Stars Basketball Camp
  • Deaf Youth Literacy Camp
  • Lions Wilderness Camp


  • Southern California Association of Deaf-Blind
  • Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults, Southwest Region Office

Higher Education

  • National Center on Deafness – California State University, Northridge (NCOD)


  • Los Angeles Jewish Deaf Community (Closed)
  • Holy Angels Catholic Church of the Deaf
  • Calvary Community Church (Norwalk)
  • Deaf Church Where (directory)

Interpreting Network

  • Southern California Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf


  • Disability Rights California – Los Angeles Office

Mental Health

  • Peace Over Violence
  • Deaf Recovery Community, Los Angeles

Racial, Ethnic, and Cultural Organizations

  • Alma de Muxeristas
  • Deaf Latinos y Familia
  • Southern California Asian Deaf Association
  • Southern California Black Deaf Advocates


  • Los Angeles Club of the Deaf
  • Whittier Club of the Deaf
  • Deaf Women of Los Angeles


  • California Home for the Adult Deaf

Sister Agencies

  • Deaf Community Services of San Diego (DCS)
  • Center on Deafness – Inland Empire (CODIE)
  • Orange County Deaf Equal Access Foundation (OC DEAF)
  • Tri-County GLAD (TCGLAD)


  • Deaf West Theatre


  • California Association of the Deaf


  • California Deafblind Services


  • Disability Rights California

Racial, Ethnic, and Cultural

  • California Manos del Corazon

Sister Agencies

  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing Center, Inc.
  • Deaf Community Services of San Diego, Inc.
  • Deaf Counseling, Advocacy, and Referral Agency


  • California Department of Education
  • California Department of Rehabilitation


  • National Association of the Deaf
  • Language Equality & Acquisition for Deaf Kids
  • Helping Educate to Advance the Rights of Deaf Communities


  • National Center on Deaf-Blindness

Higher Education

  • Gallaudet University
  • National Technical Institute for the Deaf – Rochester Institute of Technology
  • National Deaf Center on Post-Secondary Outcomes


  • Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

Mental Health

  • DeafHope
  • Deaf Counseling Center
  • National Deaf Therapy

Racial, Ethnic, and Cultural

  • National Black Deaf Advocates
  • Council de Manos
  • National Asian Deaf Congress


  • Deaf Women United
  • International Committee of Sports for the Deaf
  • World Federation of the Deaf
  • World Federation of the Deafblind
  • Deafblind International
  • World Association of Sign Language Interpreters
  • World Recreation Association of the Deaf

Interpreting Services

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires government agencies, businesses, and nonprofit organizations that serve the public to provide auxiliary aids and services for effective communication with deaf, hard of hearing, deafblind, and deaf disabled individuals. Qualified sign language interpreting services are available through LIFESIGNS, a subsidiary of GLAD.

For immediate medical, legal, and civil emergencies during weekends, holidays, and after 5PM on weekdays, call their after-hours hotline at (800) 633-886.

Not finding what you're looking for?

GLAD provides a broad variety of resources and what is listed here is not exhaustive. Contact us to inquire if we are able to serve you.


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