• Area Agencies on Aging: 1A, 1B and 1C
  • Title IIIB of the Older Americans Act
  • Community Development Block Grants
  • Educational Contracts
  • Corporations, Foundations, and Businesses
  • Individual Contributions
  • State Office on Aging

As an official 501(c) (3) nonprofit group, we rely on formal funding programs, contributions from individuals and an outstanding network of volunteers, especially for our seniors program.

Federal and State funding is never enough. DHIS requests your help to more adequately provide services that are needed to preserve the independence and dignity of all deaf and hard of hearing individuals.

There are several ways you can help:

  • Annual donation.
  • Donation after services are rendered for you or your family.
  • Donation in honor of a friend, family member, or loved one.
  • Donation to support Interpreting Services or one of our special programs.

You may download a donation form here, or make a donation online with your credit or debit card online via PayPal.

Volunteer Program

DHIS relies on a network of caring, giving, talented individuals to leverage available resources and provide valuable community input to our nonprofit mission.
Volunteers may help at Seniors Satellite Sites, help out in the office and with advocacy campaigns, or chaperone on field trips and outings.  For more information on becoming a DHIS volunteer, please call (248) 473-1888.

Board of Directors

Lynn Prybys, Chairperson, Assistant Business Practices Officer, Select Speciality Hospitals
David Wizgird, Vice Chairperson, BC-HIS, Hear Clear
Darlene Graham, Secretary, Deaf Services Advocate-Medical Affairs, McLaren Macomb
Richard Rosenbaum, Treasurer, Owner, Redevex Corporation

Members of the Board

Linda Booth, President, Deaf & Hearing Interpreting Services, Inc.
Ronald Denham, Regional Site Coordinator, Deaf & Hearing Interpreting Services, Inc.
Joanne Galbo, Tri-County Deaf Senior Citizens
Carol Dunaj, Tri-County Deaf Senior Citizens
Berge P. Avesian, Jr., Evangelical HOMES
Ken Carter, Tri-County Deaf Senior Citizens
Joann Kingsbury, Tri-County Deaf Senior Citizens
Patricia Holland-Soma, Disability Advocate, Producer, Host, Cable TV Program Equal Access