Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (Central)
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TN DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DEAF, DEAF-BLIND AND HARD OF HEARING SERVICES

TN
Description Of Services: 

The Tennessee Department of Human Services' Division of Rehabilitation Services recognizes the unique needs of individuals who are Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing. In 2005, the division established a new unit to provide specialized vocational rehabilitation services to eligible clients who are deaf, deaf-blind or hard of hearing. Thirteen (13) Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors, who are specially trained to work and communicate with persons who are deaf, deaf-blind or hard of hearing, provide services that enable their clients to enter, retain, or return to competitive employment. Services are individualized and depending upon a person's needs may include the following:

Guidance and Counseling
Vocational Training
Post Secondary Education
Interpreting Services
Provision of Hearing Aids and Other Adaptive Devices
Personal Adjustment Training
Technology Services
Job Placement
Physical Restoration
Information Referral

Some of these services may be based upon economic need and may require financial participation on the part of the client

Hours: 
8am - 4:30pm
Contact Person: 
Tiffany Kelley, Director of Field Operations, Services for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and DeafBlind
Email Address: 
Phone: 
865-594-6861 (Voice)
Alt Phone: 
865-361-7845 (Text)