Serving the Greater Phoenix Area
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Welcome to Valley Center of the Deaf
Valley Center of the Deaf (VCD) is a community-based organization that empowers Deaf and hard of hearing individuals to live independently and achieve their personal goals. VCD seeks to "fill the gaps" in the community by providing services which are not available elsewhere.Please use the following links to navigate our site:
- Interpreting Services - Interpreting resources for new and existing customers
- Request an Interpreter - convenient self service online form to enter your request
- Interpreter Resources - Information and Resources for new and existing interpreters
- Client Services - Client, Community and Vocational Services
- About Us - Information about our organization, history and services
- Contact Us - Contact information, location and directions
Valley Center of the Deaf
Events in the Community
Valley Center of the Deaf Calendar
News and Media
Articles in the Community
When Robert Sherwood, James Albert and Ken Reitz get briefed on the latest processes, join the discussion in staff meetings or converse with their manager about the Apache helicopter wire harnesses they build, they use a sign language interpreter. In the past, the three electrical technicians and eight other deaf employees who work at the Rotorcraft Systems site in Mesa, Ariz., often had to receive information from staff meetings in writing or had to postpone instructions from managers while they waited to access a sign language interpreter from outside the plant.
Valley Center of the Deaf Newsletters
Read our newsletter that contains items and news of interest to our interpreters and members of our community.
Previous Events in the Community
April 10, 2010 - Disability Empowerment Center Health & Wellness Fair
March 6, 2010 - Deaf Expo
Valley Center of the Deaf Christmas 2009
Valley Center of the Deaf's Hondo Open
Sponsored by Arizona Relay Service!
Valley Center of the Deaf at the Diamond Backs Game
Board member Tom and Penny Posedly celebrate the
signing of the National Anthem by Hands of Joy
VCD founder Jim Goodson enjoys the game with Ed Reis and VCD staff Richard Vanover
Hands of Joy perform the Star Spangled Banner
VCD Partners With Deaf Senior HousingApache ASL Trails
WHERE CAN I USE A VP (VIDEOPHONE)?Phoenix: East Central:
Arizona Council for the Blind and Visually Impaired
3100 E. Roosevelt, Phoenix 85008 (east of old VCD)
M-F: 8:30-5p (except holidays)
Go in the back. At desk, ask for Angela.
Valley Center of the Deaf
5025 E. Washington St., #114, Phoenix 85034
Burton Barr Central Library
1221 N. Central Ave., Phoenix 85004
On the Light Rail
MWF: 11-7; TTh: 9-5: Sat: 1-5
New hours after April 3, 2010. Check at
1st Floor: Give ID at Special Needs desk for control.
VP in room behind desk, back.
Phoenix: West Central:
Phoenix Deaf Community Center
1545 W. Osborn Rd, Phoenix 85013
Open during the Holidays:
Sat. 12/19/09 10am-4pm
Fri. 12/25/09 8am-8pm
Thurs. 12/31/09 5pm-Midnight
1202 W. Thomas Rd., Phoenix 85013
HC Building, Lower Level
"Student Life Center" in Sorenson Booth
M-TH: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Requesting an Interpreter
Please read our Our Services section for more information about our services and frequently asked questions.Need to make a request for an interpreter?
Please enter your username or email address and your password to access the system.
Retrieve Username & Password
Have you lost your username and/or password? Just enter your email address or username, and your information will be emailed to you.
For interpreters who need more information, please refer to our Intepreter Resources section.
How You Can Help
Valley Center of the Deaf is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, so all donations are tax-deductible
- Your donations of computers, video recording equipment, televisions, and cash are greatly appreciated, not only by us, but also by the people we serve.
- VCD is a write-in recipient agency for United Way campaigns (code 0316).
- We have a vehicle donation program. Please call 1-800-833-3006. Tell the operator that you want your vehicle to benefit Valley Center of the Deaf. Your vehicle will be towed and all paperwork for transfer of title will be provided at no cost to you.
- We can assist you with a plan to include VCD in your will.
For more information about ways you can help, please call 602-267-1921.
Valley Center of the Deaf does not, in the provision of services or in any manner, discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, handicap, or familial status.