Brooklyn Park Police Department polling Deaf resident interest in safety classes

The Brooklyn Park Police Department is interested in offering an interpreter for its classes that it offers.  We are in the process of finding out if the Deaf residents of Brooklyn Park would be interested in stuff like this.  Some of the classes offered are: Personal safety and Burglary protection/awareness.  As a police Department, we would also like to reach out and connect with the Deaf community to make sure they are aware of all the services we offer.  If you are interested in finding out more, please E mail Me at:

A national study for Deaf men who have sex with men (DMSM)

The University of Minnesota D-P@rk research team is looking for over 200 DMSM! There will be a $40 compensation after completion of two online surveys.
Deadline: September 1st, 2014.

Housing needed

We are in need of a place for my son to stay temporarily so that he can attend Vector and Hennepin Tech in August. He just finished at MSAD. He has applied for an apartment, but is on a waiting list. If you know of anyone looking for a Roomate near Brooklyn Park please contact him at 218-382-0097 (cell). Thanks! Survey

We are in the process of redesigning this website in order to better serve our Deaf community. Your input is important to help us better serve you and address the needs of our community. This is your site, for you. So please let us know how we can make it better!

Please click to see the survey on this site, or go to to take the survey. 

Thank you!

Warning! Scam targeting people who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing

WHAT:  If you receive an email or text message from a company called “Awareness Company – Lottery for the Hearing Impaired,” telling you that you (or a friend) have won money (i.e. $500,000.00), it is a Scam/Fraud, (not true).  DO NOT REPLY by email or text message, DO NOT FORWARD their message.

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We are Making changes has been your advocate for over 10 years - providing news, events, and resources for local deaf people. We are undergoing a renovation to provide enhanced services and be more inclusive. Our goal is to create a more informed and engaged deaf community. Our new website is only the start of this process.  We hope to continue to upgrade the website to make it easier to use, to be more inclusive and more strongly responsive to the needs of our members. 

Community and advocacy do not happen alone. It requires your help and participation.  We ask you to provide your input, feedback and support. Please let us know what we are doing right, what we are doing wrong, and how we can do better. Toward this end, we are asking for: 

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News Submission from the Minnesota Deaf community is now open for the public.

To submit your own news, please go to our News Submission page!