ThinkSelf, Minnesota’s Deaf Adult Basic Education Program
2375 University Avenue West, Suite 110
St. Paul, MN  55114
Education Manager (612) 405-4472
Voice/Videophone  (651) 964-2052
Fax:  (651) 256-1053

Application for Reimbursement of Funds Support Services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Adults
Use this application to request reimbursement funds authorized under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.57 for interpreter and note-taker services for deaf, deafblind and hard-of-hearing adults. Funds are available for Adult Education programs and adult vocational educational programs. Applications are for services provided between July 1st and June 30th. Link to application for reimbursement of funds at the Minnesota Department of Education – Scroll to “Application for funds support services for deaf and hard of hearing adults”.

Link to Minnesota Statutes, Section 124D.57

Hearing Aid Financial Resources

Community Service Clubs
Some clubs, such as Kiwanis and Lions, may have funds to assist community members in purchasing hearing aids – but not all clubs give monies directly to individuals. You will need to contact the service club(s) in your area to see if they have funds available to assist in purchasing devices.

Equipalife Micro Loan Program
Assistive Technology of Minnesota
P.O. Box 310
Maple Plain, MN 55359-0310
(763) 479-8239 (Voice) or (866) 535-8239 (Voice)
(800) 627-3529 or 7-1-1 (Minnesota Relay for TTY users)

Starkey Hearing Foundation – HEAR NOW Foundation
Hear Now is an application based program that provides hearing help to low-income Americans.  Each person is fit with new, top-of-the-line digital hearing aids that are customized to their hearing loss.  Call or email if you know someone is struggling with hearing loss and unable to afford hearing aids.
6700 Washington Avenue South
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
(800) 328-8602


Disability Hub Minnesota
A free statewide resource network that helps you solve problems, navigate the system and plan for your future.
(866) 333-2466

Gallaudet University
Gallaudet University is a bilingual, divers, multicultural institution of higher education that ensures the intellectual and professional advancement of deaf and hard of hearing individuals through American Sign Language (ASL) and English.

Minnesota Chemical Dependency Program
Deaf and Hard of Hearing
2450 Riverside Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55454
(800) 282-3323V/TTY
(651) 964-1427 VP

Minnesota Deaf Muslim Community
Offers interpreting services, literacy support, ASL classes, ASL driver’s education classes, an innovative apprenticeship program, deaf awareness workshops for the hearing and anti-discrimination workshops addressing implicit bias and how to eliminate it. 

Minnesota Department of Human Services
Provides information and referrals at many locations throughout the state.
St. Paul (651) 431-5940
St. Cloud (800) 456-3690
Duluth and Virginia (888) 234-1322
Moorhead (800) 456-7589
Mankato (800) 331-1148

Minnesota Department of Human Services, Interpreter Agencies

Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf
The Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf is a free state school for students that are Deaf/Hard of Hearing, serving students Birth-21.  Located in Faribault, MN
(507) 384-6600

Hennepin County
Provides services for uninsured or under insured individuals.

Midwest Center for Post Secondary Outreach

Minnesota Commission Serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing People

Minnesota Department of Human Services
The DHS provides mental health services and information to help Minnesotans who are deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing and their families.  Six locations throughout Minnesota.

Minnesota Department of Human Services – Telephone Equipment Distribution Program (TED)
The TED Program provides telephone equipment to people who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf blind, speech impaired or have a physical disability and need adaptive equipment in order to use the phone. The equipment is loaned out at no cost as a long-term loan. Available equipment include Captel phones, light flashing ring signalers, TTYs, amplified telephones, loud ringers, hands free speakerphones and more.

Minnesota Help
Online access to statewide community resources and has a link specifically for disabilities.

Minnesota Mental Health Resource List
for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children and Adults

Minnesota Sign Language Interpreter Referral

The National Deaf Center
The National Deaf Center has resources providing access to deaf students in the classroom.

See the Sounds-Visual Phonics
Created by the International Communication Learning Institute, this site contains links to pages to learn about using visual phonics to teach students.

Translate Live
Offers ILA devices to help people with disabilities increase communication and employment access.