March 20, 2020

Patricia Sieglen-Perry, Executive Director announces about the agency operations related to COVID-19 (coronavirus).

Hello! My name is Patricia Sieglen-Perry, Executive Director, at DCS.

Regarding the current situation, COVID-19/Coronvirus, we know that it’s strange and scary time for all of us in the San Diego Deaf and Hard of Hearing community. We want to share with you that DCS will remain open for all services. However, DCS staff will work from their homes. You can contact any department through videophone (VP), FaceTime, and email.

If you need immediate help, please call any DCS phone number and we will connect you to right person for assistance.

DCS and North County Office buildings will close effective on Monday, March 23rd.

Here’s the list of contact information for you.

Front Desk

Behavioral Health Services
Alicia Walsh, Clinical Director of Behavioral Health

Client Support Services (CSS)
Scott Keller, CSS Director

North County Office
Idy Fass

Employment Services
Marlene Chidichimo, Employment Services Director

Interpreting Services
Jennifer Pelloni, Interpreting Services Director

Domestic Violence Hotline
Abused Deaf Women Advocacy Services (ADWAS) Hotline: 800-799-7233 (VP)

Crisis Text Line: 741741

Access and Crisis Line: 211 or 888-724-7240 (V)

Clinical Director of BHS – Alicia Walsh: 619-452-2004 (V/VP)

Center for Community Solutions (CCS): 888-385-4657 (V)

If you have any questions or concerns about COVID-19, we are here for you. We will continue to share essential resources to support you through this time of crisis. Please look for our postings via Facebook Twitter, Instagram and subscriber emails. Remember, please wash your hands at least 20 seconds, stay home if you are sick, and maintain social distancing.

Stay healthy. This will improve. We are in this together.

Thank you.

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