As some of you know Brad Porche and myself had been looking into trying to help the Houston Community to try to establish a Deaf Center. And during our efforts of trying to set up the center we have crossed paths with different organizations that do provide services.
Now with due respect, with the current economy, with the government cutting their spending, organizations are donating less and less to the non-profit organizations. Agencies/Non-Profit organizations are closing all over the U.S. we feel that it would not be feasible to try to establish a center at this time. Even though it is still a goal and a common ground we would like to achieve but the opportunity would be very limited. So with this in mind – we are looking to suspend the Houston Deaf Forum but what we will continue to work on is trying to bring the community together to work together.
We will continue to post on the Houston Deaf Network and will try to become more proactive by posting more information for the community at HDN. So our first step would be to utilize Houston Deaf Network (HDN) as our resources to find ways to improve the services to the deaf and hard of hearing community.
The idea/concept is NOT dead , but just merely on hold until the economy gets better and the government and more increase their spending rather than cut their spending.
We “Thank” you for your support and look forward to the day we can bring a center here in Houston.
Houston Deaf Forum
The February 27th meeting will be cancelled.