Bridges Oregon, Inc. is a nonprofit organization serving Oregonians who are Deaf, DeafBlind, or Hard of Hearing or face other communication barriers. It is in our mission to facilitate equity and inclusiveness and to provide a bridge to opportunities through advocacy, education and communication.
Bridges Oregon realizes equality, inclusiveness, and justice for all Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing people in the State of Oregon.
Of, By, For and With the Deaf*
Bridges Oregon is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization created by Deaf individuals. Bridges Oregon provides high-quality services to enable the Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing to freely interact with mainstream society. 100% of all net proceeds go to programs designed to promote awareness of issues related to Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing communities.
*Deaf – Bridges Oregon has adopted with minor adaptations, the definition of ‘Deaf’ that is used by the National Deaf Center (NDC). Bridges Oregon is using the term deaf in an all-inclusive manner, to include people who may identify as D/deaf, DeafBlind, deaf-blind, deaf with additional disabilities, hard of hearing, late-deafened, and/or persons with unilateral/bilateral hearing loss. Bridges Oregon recognizes that for many individuals, identity is fluid and can change over time or with setting. Bridges Oregon has chosen to use one term, Deaf, with the goal of recognizing experiences that are shared by all members of our diverse communities while also honoring all of our differences. Source: https://www.nationaldeafcenter.org/defining-deaf