614-841-1991   614-515-6065 VP
5830 N High St., Worthington, OH 43085

Community Resources

DSC facilitates adult services such as access to assistive technology, case management, advocacy and social events. Adults are empowered to overcome communication barriers, access resources and develop life-changing skills.

DSC offers a variety of community resources to members of the deaf and hard of hearing community. Read below to learn more and contact us today for more information.


  • DSC staff works with Deaf and Hard of hearing consumers that live in the Central and Southeastern parts of Ohio.
  • DSC staff can help with many different kinds of daily issues such as SSA & Medicare issues, Welfare benefit issues, Employment issues, CMHA issues, Court/Probation issues and many other issues
  • DSC staff can teach and/or empower consumers how to resolve problems, advocate for their needs, overcome communication barriers and access community resources.


  • DSC can help consumers understand and fight for their rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other civil right laws.
  • DSC provides both direct and indirect advocacy services
  • DSC can help businesses, organizations, community services providers, government offices and others to find best way to meet their ADA responsibilities


  • DSC can help Deaf and hard of hearing person who live in the city of Columbus who are low to moderate income get free equipment to make their homes accessible
  • DSC receives grant funds from City of Columbus/HUD that helps pay for the assistive devices.
  • DSC can refer consumers that do not live in the city of Columbus but live in Franklin County to another organization that can help with getting equipment

Consumers can get help by coming to DSC during Walk In hours on Tuesdays 9 am to Noon and Thursdays 1 to 4 pm or by appointment by calling 614-841-1991, 614-515-6065 VP, 614-841-4909 fax or email communityresources@dsc.org


With the grants made available through H.U.D., the City of Columbus has contracted with DSC to be able to provide equipment to individuals who meet the established criteria. Through DEMP, qualifying people can receive home modification equipment such as TTY’s amplified phones and signalers.

If you are interested in receiving an application, contact DSC at 614-841-1991 or 614-515-6065 VP community resources@dsc.org.


  • Must be deaf or hard of hearing or have a dependent that is deaf or hard of hearing.
  • To get free equipment, you must live in Columbus.
  • To get free equipment, you must meet the income level.
  • If you want to know whether you can get free equipment, ask us!
  • Amplified Phones, TTYs, Flashing Smoke Detectors and other devices available.

For more information about DEMP, you can contact T.J. Veppert at tjveppert@dsc.org.


Community Resources

Tamera (TJ) Veppert

Walk-ins on Tuesday will remain the same 9 AM to noon – Thank you!

  • Deaf Services Center
  • 5830 North High Street
  • Worthington, Ohio 43085


Contact Us

5830 N High St.
Worthington, OH 43085
614-841-1991 ASL Interpreting Requests: interpreting@dsc.org Spoken Language Requests: spokenlanguages@dsc.org