06 April 2020, By Melissa Cowan

Deaf Services Needs Your Support During COVID-19

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It’s a difficult time for many of us in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly for those who need extra support or services during this uncertain time. Now more than ever, not-for-profit organisations like Deaf Services appreciate your support.

What does Deaf Services do?

Deaf Services provides vital programs and services to a wide range of vulnerable community members such as Deaf, deafblind, hard of hearing and people with disabilities. Their service extends across all ages, with a focus on empowering the Deaf community to live full and independent lives.

Support Deaf Services - Auslan (Australian Sign Language) courses

A great example of Deaf Services in action is the Auslan interpreters present at every Queensland Emergency Broadcast. Deaf Services offers a range of programs, such as:

  • Providing early intervention and therapy support for Deaf and hard of hearing infants and children
  • Improving the quality of life, independence and personal well-being of Deaf and hard of hearing seniors
  • Support and information for Deaf and hard of hearing Australians as they transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme
  • The delivery of nationally recognised accredited Auslan (Australian Sign Language) courses

How can I support Deaf Services?

The Deaf Lottery Australia provides important funding for Deaf Services to continue to operate. Every ticket purchased in each Deaf Lottery Australia draw supports the delivery of Deaf Services’ vital programs. Supporters also have the chance to win a choice of four lifestyle prizes valued at $850,000 each. Choose from a luxurious home, your dream car, motorhome package or design your own lifestyle with cash and gold bullion! But most importantly, know that proceeds from your ticket go towards supporting Deaf Services’ essential work.

The Deaf Lottery draw 184

Why your support matters

The Australian Government has announced that essential services will remain in operation as a core priority through the COVID-19 pandemic, which is why the programs Deaf Services deliver are now more important than ever. As a not-for-profit organisation, Deaf Services relies on the generosity of the community to continue to provide new and vital services. It’s crucial that support for these services remain consistent, especially in times of crisis. Deaf Services provides support to vulnerable members of our community: Deaf, deafblind, hard of hearing, seniors and people with a disability.

Support Deaf Services - Ageing Well program

Help Deaf Services

Deaf Services appreciates your support during this uncertain time. Purchase a ticket in The Deaf Lottery Australia draw 185 for your chance to win an $850,000 1st prize and help fund their important work.

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