New Directions for Houston Deaf Forum

New Directions for Houston Deaf Forum

By Billy Koch
February 17, 2010

As some of you know Brad Porche and myself had been looking into trying to
help the Houston Community to try to establish a Deaf Center. And during
our efforts of trying to set up the center we have crossed paths with
different organizations that do provide services.

Now with due respect, with the current economy, with the government cutting
their spending, organizations are donating less and less to the non-profit
organizations. Agencies/Non-Profit organizations are closing all over the
U.S. we feel that it would not be feasible to try to establish a center at
this time. Even though it is still a goal and a common ground we would
like to achieve but the opportunity would be very limited. So with this in
mind – we are looking to suspend the Houston Deaf Forum but what we will
continue to work on is trying to bring the community together to work

We will continue to post on the Houston Deaf Network and will try to become
more proactive by posting more information for the community at HDN. So our
first step would be to utilize Houston Deaf Network (HDN) as our resources
to find ways to improve the services to the deaf and hard of hearing

The idea/concept is NOT dead , but just merely on hold until the economy
gets better and the government and more increase their spending rather than
cut their spending.

We “Thank” you for your support and look forward to the day we can bring a
center here in Houston.

Sincerely Yours,

Houston Deaf Forum
The February 27th meeting will be cancelled.


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