Advocacy

We assist in the following…

-How to request interpreter
-Domestic Violence support such as a protection order, escape plan, shelter, etc.
-Crime victims support such as rape, shootings, assault, etc.


We will accompany you to…
-Medical appointments
-Court appearances
-Lawyer appointments
-Police situations and interviews

Deaf Services Team

The program serves Deaf individuals in the Tulsa area, as well as having the potential to serve individuals state-wide. We are so happy to meet you please reach out to any of us if you have any questions via email or video phone. We are here to help you and be here for you!

Click on the gray boxes below to learn more information about our Deaf Services staff members. 

Renee' Erwin, Deaf Services Manager

Renee’ Erwin, Deaf Services Manager
video phone: (918) 932-2022

rerwin@tsha.cc

Renee’ Erwin is a 2015 graduate of East Central University with a BA in Services to the Deaf/Counseling.  She did her internship here at TSHA and was hired as a Deaf Services Specialist.  She now oversees the Deaf Services (DS) Department as Deaf Services Manager since becoming full time in May of 2016. She has really improved the DS department, bringing more access, more involvement, and changing how DS serves our community including working with many other businesses, agencies, attorneys and organizations to better serve their deaf consumers. 
 
In 2017 she was chosen as 2018 Tulsa Woman of the Year by the Mayors Commission on the Status of Women in collaboration with the YWCA for improving access and breaking down barriers in Tulsa.  
 
When she isn’t working, she is enjoying time with her soon to be 1 year husband and their 7 children and staying busy with 6 of whom are ages 10 and under.  Her son and daughter in law recently made their home in Tulsa and she is excited to be welcoming a grandson in January 2023!

Calise Cox, Deaf Services Specialist

Calise Cox, Deaf Services Specialist
video phone:(918) 925-9760

ccox@tsha.cc

 

Calise is a recent graduate of East Central University (Once a Tiger, Always a Tiger) with her focus in counseling to the deaf. She joined us full time after she completed her internship in 2021 and we could not be more thrilled. Calise makes a difference at TSHA, by being herself and being able to relate to the clients on a personal level. She is eager to learn, patient with staff and clients as she begins her journey as our Deaf Services specialist. Welcome Calise!

Vlogs by Deaf Services Department

All of our videos are created in sign language for our culturally deaf community. We always have a transcript posted in the description on YouTube and are working towards creating captions in the future. If you are interested in captioning and being a volunteer please contact togden@tsha.cc. If there is a topic you would like Deaf Services to consider doing a vlog over please contact Renee' Erwin, Deaf Services Manager at rerwin@tsha.cc


Videos from Deaf Services

Community Testimonials

Resources Provided by Deaf Services

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA Title I-III) is information you can provide to anyone that is refusing to provide a sign language interpreter. 

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