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The Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (VDDHH) works to reduce the communication barriers between persons who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families and the professionals who serve them. VDDHH operates with the full understanding that communication is the most critical issue facing persons who are deaf or hard of hearing. The foundation of all programs at VDDHH is communication - both as a service (through interpreters, technology and other modes) and as a means of sharing information for public awareness (through training and education).\r\n\r\n
In partnership with people with disabilities and their families, the Virginia Department of Rehabilitative Services collaborates with the public and private sectors to provide and advocate for the highest quality services that empower individuals with disabilities to maximize their employment, independence and full inclusion into society.
Dream Catchers provides therapeutic horse back riding and other horse-related activities to people with special needs in a caring and safe environment.
To provide youth with the education and skills they need to become self-sufficient adults.
To Develop, Translate, & Share Information as Tools For Positive Change for The Special Needs Community.
Essex Churches Together is a Christian group united in partnership to provide and coordinate resources and services to assist all Essex County residents in need.
To secure concerted actions of our members in matters educational, philanthropic, and civic
To preserve the rich heritage and history of the county; to educate citizens of Essex County and visitors through stimulating educational programs, publications and displays including historic memorabilia; and to inspire an interest in further research and appreciation of the unique traditions that are a part of Essex County.\r\n
The Essex Public Library provides materials and services to help community residents meet informational, educational and recreational needs, placing a special emphasis on providing community information, promoting education of our youth, supporting informational needs of people in transition and providing a variety of high interest, high demand materials to our rural population.