Peer Advocate

Peer Advocate

Serving the Deaf and Hard of Hearing since 1980

Here at Nexus Inland Northwest, we are driven to provide a compassionate community, referrals, and assistance for those who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. It is essential that Nexus staff understand the legal rights of those with hearing loss, so we can be of the greatest support and educate individuals all along the hearing spectrum in regards to their rights and responsibilities.

Our Pledge: All individuals associated with Nexus are taken very seriously. Our work is emotional and yet rewarding - governed by both written laws and unwritten laws of humanity.

Who can benefit from this service? First of all, any individual, at any age who is Deaf or Hard of Hearing and is in need of options, information, interpreter services, referrals, and/or community.

Services are listed below: 

  • English to ASL Translation: If you have bills or letters that you need help understanding and filing out, we are happy to help!
  • Budgeting and Payee Program: Budgeting is a learning skill that helps you have money left over at the end of the month and allows you to start saving for adventures or expenses. If you struggle with budgeting, our payee program can help!
  • Educational Guidance for Families: Have a child who is deaf or hard of hearing? Our Peer Advocate can help you to understand IEPs, 504s, and any other questions you may have about the education system and its options.
  • Advocacy: Peer Advocate will help you to understand your rights and take action. If you feel your rights has been violated, our Peer Advocate can help you to get started.
  • Social Security Issues: Having trouble navigating the Social Security system? We are here to help!
  • Obtaining Assistive Technology: If you need assistive technology such as an iPad, amplified phones, alert devices, or hearing aids, our Peer Advocate can help point you in the right direction and apply for services.
  • Employment Resources & Skills: Trying to find a job? Our Peer Advocate can assist you to find employment resources such as DVR and develop needed skills to enter the work force.
  • Independent Living Skills: Struggling to live independently? We can help teach you independent living skills and provide support as you work toward being successfully independent.

Want to learn more? Please contact the front office at (509) 315-2288 or email at frontoffice@nexusinw.com to make an appointment.

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