Deaf Crisis Line

321-800-3323 (DEAF)

Medical/Mental Health

L.E.A.D. provides FREE ASL interpreting services to Deaf victims of crime that attend medical or mental health appointments.


Our highly experienced interpreters are trained in a trauma-informed approach and work with medical and mental health professionals to ensure culturally and linguistically appropriate services are provided for Deaf victims that have experienced a traumatic event.


Interpreting situations might include an appointment with a physician, hospital, or a mental health provider.


Deaf and hard of hearing victims may display a wide range of physical or emotional symptoms while in crisis.  Therefore, L.E.A.D. collaborates with hearing service providers to bridge the communication barrier between the hearing and Deaf world. Our case managers can offer case management or advocacy while collaborating with other agencies during the healing process.


Our licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) provides ongoing therapy services to Deaf victims and their families. As a Deaf psychologist, Dr. Logan, the executive director of DeafLEAD can provide free consultation or support to any service provider who is working with Deaf, hard of hearing, late-deafened, or DeafBlind victims of crime.

Stop the Violence.

Leadership through Education & Advocacy for the Deaf

2505 West Ash Street, Columbia, Missouri 65203

(573) 445-5005 (V/TTY)

(800) 380-DEAF (V/TTY)

(573) 303-5604 (Videophone)

TEXT:  Text HAND to 839863