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Services for Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (DHH) is a program of STARS designed to prevent the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs among deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals from kindergarten through early adulthood.

These students are naturally at a higher risk for drug and alcohol abuse because of their increased difficulties with communication, isolation, depression, learning and family connections.

Our award-winning services have received national and local attention, including the Prevention & Education Meritorious Award from the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, and the Health Care Provider Award to Laura Lekowicz, DHH program director, by the Mayor’s Advisory Committee for People with Disabilities.