Family Voices of TN PEARS - "Parents meeting parents where they are" (https://tndeaflibrary.nashville.gov/resources/statewide-middle-northeast-southeast-west-east/family-voices-of-tn-pears-parents-meeting)
Family Voices of TN PEARS
955 Woodland Street
Nashville, TN 37206
Family Voices of TN PEARS is a statewide program that directly supports families and their children who are D/deaf or hard of hearing by connecting them with a Parent Guide and providing the opportunity to connect with a D/deaf or Hard of Hearing Guide. FVTN PEARS provides individualized information, resources, & support from parents who have lived experience raising a child who is D/deaf or hard of hearing. FVTN PEARS is contracted by the TN Department of Health Newborn Hearing Screening Program to provide family support to families who have newly diagnosed children who are D/deaf or hard of hearing. PEARS provides support to families with children ages 0-21.
If you would like to learn more about PEARS, or to request a Parent Guide or a D/deaf or Hard of Hearing Guide, please reach out to Melanie Lindsay.
PEARS is primarily funded through a grant provided by the TN Department of Health Newborn Hearing Screening Program. There is never any cost to families seeking support.