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ODSC’s Cultural Broker continues to provide services during the business hours, and can be contacted by:
HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP SUPPORT GROUPS
for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community
Our Deaf Survivors Center, Inc. (ODSC), YWCA of Worcester, and the Center for Living and Working Inc. (CLW) have collaborated successfully to have Healthy Relationship group once a month at the YWCA in Worcester. We are excited that we will have this Healthy Relationship group again starting on January 8th at 1pm in Worcester Senior Center on 128 Providence St., Worcester, MA. Please see flyer below with monthly dates, from January to June. If you need information or if you plan to go, please RSVP to Denise Paro, or 508-556-1600 VP.
ODSC Welcomes Kristen Crossen
Our Deaf Survivors Center, Inc (ODSC) board members is thrilled to announce our new clinical supervisor, Kristen Crossen, who started her employment a few weeks ago.
At this time, we would also like to recognize Kim Grebert for the time and dedication she has invested in the organization over the last five years as Clinical Supervisor for ODSC. Kim truly went above and beyond her role. We are grateful for her ideas, her development of the Volunteer Advocate training, her work on the hotline with Joan, her assistance with policies/procedures and involvement with the board, and the list goes on!! Our sincere thanks for your longtime commitment to the organization. You will always have a place in our hearts at ODSC, Kim!
Now, let us formally introduce Kristen Crossen!
Kristen is Deaf, and she is a licensed clinical social work in Massachusetts. She received her undergraduate degree in Social Work from R.I.T. and then her Master's degree in Social Work from Gallaudet University. She comes to ODSC with over 10 years experience in the field, providing therapy and assessments in mental health settings.
Kristen has worked at the Walden School, a residential therapeutic school for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing on The Learning Center campus, as well as BJC Behavioral Health in St. Louis, Missouri.
Kristen believes firmly in personal empowerment, which increases self-esteem & self-growth, which is exactly what ODSC is all about!!
Welcome aboard, Kristen!
ODSC Clinical Supervisor
save the date
odsc's 20+ anniversary gala
october 25, 2020
more information soon!
Sunday Brunch FUNdraising
The Sunday Brunch FUNdraising event, chair by Joan Philip and her hard working committee on October 6, 2019, was a big success. We had over 90 people at the event. Stephanie Hakulin did an awesome job as a Mistress of Ceremony. We had a survivor panel with 4 courageous survivors of domestic violence, moderated by Michelle Cline. We also had BOLA raffles, silence auction, pie auction, basket raffles and a photo booth. The food made by Quinsigamond Community College staff, was so delicious. Everyone enjoyed this event.
Thank you all for your support!!
Cultural Broker - available to help if you are looking for information or support.
Education and Training - Provides intensive trainings and educate to agencies and Deaf community about sexual and domestic violence.
ODSC's 20th+ GALA
October 25, 2020
Interested to be Board Members? Come Join Us!
THE BOARD NEEDS FEW MORE MEMBERS TO JOIN THIS TEAM!!
IF YOU WANT TO CONTRIBUTE YOUR TIME FOR YOUR COMMUNITY, GOOD AND LEARNING EXPERIENCE!! THIS IS A FUN AND GOOD GROUP TO JOIN!!!
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED OR HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT SUE PHILIP AT
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Please help us improve and expand the services we provide with a donation of any size.
Please send you tax deductable donation to:
Our Deaf Survivors Center, Inc.
P.O. Box 2276
Worcester, MA 01613-2276
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* electric pencil sharpener
* better qualified shredder
* pocket juice
* computer accessories
* wall bulletin board
* wall bulletin board with easel board (half each side)
* passport for computer
* Master visual doorbell with one receiver
* office vacuum