Who We Are
The Coalition meets quarterly to address issues pertinent to people who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.
The mission of the Coalition is to provide a forum to promote networking, communication, and information sharing, collaboration and service delivery through the mutual efforts of its diverse membership. To put it simply, we are a dedicated group of people who are Deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing, working together to improve life in Michigan for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.
In 1985, the Michigan Association for Deaf and Hard of Hearing (MADHH) hosted a meeting that included professionals and leaders working in the Deaf community. The group sought a way to band together to represent the needs of Michigan’s Deaf citizens. After identifying priority needs, MADHH helped organize the Michigan Coalition for the Deaf. By 1991, the effort had expanded to include the state’s Hard of Hearing residents, and the organization adopted its current name.
Today, the Michigan Coalition for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People has more than 40 member agencies.