Deaf Shalom Zone is not a provider of direct service, but we know who is. We help Deaf and DeafBlind individuals connect with government agencies, charitable organizations, foundations, and with students and other volunteers
Please contact our case manager if you need assistance understanding your mail or personal business transactions, communicating with a utility, business, or vendor, discerning or finding the benefits or services you need, communicating with your doctor or employer.
More than ever people are experiencing food in-security. Our partnership with the MD Food Bank and others allows us to offer free groceries to those in need.
Our pantry is open weekly
In addition to food insecurity, many Deaf people experience a feeling of isolation. Our kitchen volunteers source and prepare a nutritious meal every week. All are welcome. Join us after worship for fellowship, food and fun.
Students engage in service learning in community activities designed to promote meaningful authentic communication and connect what they learn in the classroom with real world experience.
Students engage in service learning as they progress through their program from learning the basics of American Sign Language to preparing for a career in interpreting or other related fields.
"It is good that we are here" Matt 17:4
I am glad to be back to Maryland to be closer to my family, and some old friends. I had been in Massachusetts for some 30 years, with occasional visits to Maryland.
I taught ASL for interpreter students, and I am proud many of them went on to become certified. I also worked part time with theatre interpreters in Boston. We were forever powerfully impacted by almost all of the interpreted plays.
I am so glad to be working here at Deaf Shalom Zone (DSZ), which focuses working with people to be successful in independent living skills, such as reading and understanding important mail, using public transportation, budgeting, and the like. We also have a Food Bank. I work here on Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday afternoons. You can contact me on videophone, or email, DeafShalomZone.CM2@Gmail.com.
We always have volunteer opportunities, for Deaf, and/or also for hearing ASL students. We need help painting and organizing for our new Baltimore Deaf History Room which will have a grand opening to be announced in few months. For other fun event announcements, you can contact me at DeafShalomZone.cm2@Gmail.com.
I hope you feel comfortable to talk with me about anything.