Statewide Office of Deaf Services

Alabama Department of Mental Health
100 N. Union Street
P.O. Box 301410
Montgomery, Alabama 36130 (Show in Google Maps)
334-239-3780 (voice)
334-242-0796 (fax)
334-239-3558 (videophone)

CONTACT

  • Steve Hamerdinger <steve.hamerdinger@mh.alabama.gov>
    Director
  • Shannon Reese <shannon.reese@mh.alabama.gov>
    Coordinator
  • URL: http://www.mh.alabama.gov/MIDS/

HOURS

Weekdays: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Weekends: depends on facility
Emergency Contact: Steve Hamerdinger, 334-652-3783
Program type: Central Operation

TYPE OF ORGANIZATION LEGALLY RESPONSIBLE
State

AGENCY ACCREDITATION
state

DEAF PROGRAM
Year established: 2003

SERVICES ROUTINELY AVAILABLE TO DEAF PEOPLE

FEES

Service fee for deaf clients? No
Fee covered by third party? No
Adjustable fee (sliding scale)? No

SERVICE PROVIDERS
Staff total: 3 # fluent signers: 3
Service Providers Deafnicity: deaf, hearing, hard of hearing, CODA,
Interpreting services provided? Yes
We operate under the only state code standards for mental health interpreting in the country.

ACCESSIBILITY
Assistive technologies available: visual signal device for emergencies (fire alarm),

Facilities accessible by wheelchair? Yes
Facilities accessible by public transit? Yes

COMMENTS
We provide support for our regional staff (6 regions) and operate on teh administrative aspect of this program. We also handle referrals and offer technical assistance as well as training about deaf and hard of hearing clients for those requesting it.

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