Community Outreach news and updates from Jacksonville Speech and Hearing Center.

GivingTuesday 2020

Support JSHC This #GivingTuesday (December 1)!

On Tuesday, December 1, the Jacksonville Speech & Hearing Center will participate in #GivingTuesday2020, a global day dedicated to giving. This year, our goal is to raise $15,000—funds that will enable us to provide 428 people in our community with speech and hearing screenings.

These screenings will provide the basis for individuals with speech, language, and hearing needs to receive the essential care that they require in order to effectively communicate.

For more than 70 years, we’ve provided life-changing services that enable children with speech disorders to start kindergarten on level with their peers, adults with hearing loss to remain active members of the workforce with the help of hearing aids, and veterans to overcome service-related hearing challenges as they transition into civilian life.

We work to care for everyone who needs our help, regardless of ability to pay.

Over the past year, the unique challenges presented by COVID-19 have further emphasized the importance of being able to communicate with the world around us. In a time of physical distancing, the ability to speak and hear is a major component of what keeps us connected. It allows us to express how we’re feeling, listen to others, and be heard within our community.

Help Our #JSHTree Grow!

This year’s #GivingTuesday focuses on the importance of community and how, despite the challenges we face, together we can open a world of communication for those in need.

In the spirit of the giving season, we’ll be creating a virtual giving tree to showcase the collective impact of your giving! With each gift, each donor’s name will be added as a leaf to our virtual #JSHTree to symbolize how shared generosity helps our mission grow stronger.

Updates of the #JSHTree’s progress will be shared on social media throughout the day, and after #GivingTuesday2020 ends, you’ll receive your own copy of our final #JSHTree with your thank you note!

With your gift, you’ll not only be helping our virtual tree grow, but our patients continue to grow in confidence and independence through high-quality, compassionate speech and audiology care.

You can contribute to our cause by donating via our website’s “Donate” button, our official #GivingTuesday Facebook fundraiser, cash, or checks made out to the “Jacksonville Speech & Hearing Center.” Thank you in advance for your generosity!

For any #GivingTuesday-related questions, please contact Emily Wasek at EWasek@shcjax.org or (919) 760-3650.

JSHC #GivingTuesday

Help Support JSHC This #GivingTuesday (December 3)!

A Global Day of Giving

#GivingTuesday #PinDownCommunication

This year on Tuesday, December 3, the Jacksonville Speech & Hearing Center will be participating in #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving. Our goal is to raise $17,500—funds that will provide 500 members of our community in-need with free speech and hearing screenings

These screenings will provide the basis for individuals with speech, language, and hearing needs to overcome the communication difficulties that hinder their ability to thrive socially, academically, and professionally. With your support, we can help people speak, we can help people hear, and, most importantly, we can help people be heard. 

For the past 70 years, we have provided life-changing services that enable children with communication disorders to start kindergarten on level with their peers, adults who have lost their job due to hearing loss to obtain the hearing aids necessary for them to return to the workforce, and veterans overcome service-related hearing challenges as they transition into civilian life.

In honor of our 70th Anniversary, this #GivingTuesday will feature special edition 70th anniversary button pins designed by children in our community. For every $70 that you donate to our #GivingTuesday efforts, you will receive a complimentary button pin that you can proudly wear to demonstrate your commitment to helping us #PinDownCommunication on the First Coast.  

Through your gift, you will truly be making a difference in our patients’ lives and in our community. You can contribute to our cause by donating via our website’s “Donate” button below, our official #GivingTuesday Facebook fundraiser, cash, or checks made out to the “Jacksonville Speech & Hearing Center.” Thank you in advance for your generosity! 

For any #GivingTuesday-related questions, please contact Emily Wasek at EWasek@shcjax.org or (904) 717-6933.

 

Please take a moment to share this with your friends, family and connections.

You’ll be providing a favor to your connections by letting them know about a life-changing opportunity. You’ll be providing a favor to us by helping us get more visibility for our cause. But most importantly, you’ll be providing a favor to Northeast Florida’s community by helping our children gain the gift of communication.

Thank you!

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JSHC Pindown Contest

Pin Down Communication Contest

Put Your Artistic Skills on Display!

In honor of our 70th Anniversary, the Jacksonville Speech & Hearing Center is holding a #PinDownCommunication art contest for patients and community members. All entrants are encouraged to submit an original design for special edition pins celebrating our 70 years of service!

Voting is Open! (Voting Ends on November 20th)

Vote for your top 3 designs by clicking the link below.

Contest rules are as follows Read more

Jacksonville Speech & Hearing Certified Autism Center

Support Autism Awareness Month

Support Autism Awareness Month

Did you know that April is National Autism Awareness Month? This month, we’re joining in to support Autism awareness. As the first healthcare provider in Northeast Florida to become a Certified Autism Center, we strive to participate as an advocate for all those who identify as part of the autism spectrum. Read more

#GivingTuesday JSHC Thank You

Support JSHC on #GivingTuesday December 3

Changing The World One Child At A Time!

#GivingTuesday #GivingtheGiftofCommunication

This year on Tuesday, December 3, the Jacksonville Speech & Hearing Center will participate in #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving.

#GivingTuesday harnesses the capability of social media along with the generosity of individuals around the world to generate true improvement in their communities; offering a stage so that they can encourage the donation of time, resources, and skills to heal local concerns. Additionally it brings together the shared power of an amazing assortment of partners— nonprofits , civic organizations, businesses, corporations, as well as families and individuals—to encourage and amplify small acts of kindness.

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Medical Mission at Home

Medical Mission at Home

Medical Mission At Home

We are proud to partner with St. Vincent’s HealthCare for the Medical Mission at Home event taking place Saturday, April 14 at the Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center.

April 14, 2018

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Prime Osborn Convention Center
1000 Water St.
Jacksonville FL 32204

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FinFest 2018

Finfest 2018

Please join us on Saturday, May 19th for FinFest 2018 at Timuquana Country Club. Featuring the popular TOP SECRET BAND, silent auction, and plenty of food & drink! Remember to dress in island attire.

FinfestTickets are available to purchase online or through our office… Read more

9 Great Reasons to Volunteer

9 Great Reasons Why You Should Volunteer

VOLUNTEERING

A Cause Greater than Oneself… It Starts with You!

“As we work to create light for others, we naturally light our own way.”

-Mary Anne Radmacher

Volunteering for most people means setting aside some time to perform tasks for others free of charge. In this age where time equates to money, it is easy for people to ignore volunteering opportunities. It is a waste of time and money for them. However, volunteering has more benefits that most people care to admit. There are also numerous things you can do as a volunteer from working at a local daycare to traveling abroad to help the less fortunate. Read more

JSHC New Facility

JSHC’s New Facility

1010 Davis

Jacksonville, FL (September 1, 2017) — The 68-year old nonprofit Jacksonville Speech & Hearing Center (JSHC) will open a new facility at 1010 North Davis Street on Monday, September 18, 2017. The announcement was made by Michael Howland, President and CEO. The new location will replace the 55-year North Laura Street home of the JSHC and include expanded areas for speech-pathology and audiology services, new hours and technological upgrades.

Providing Access to a World of Communication

“Our North Davis Street location is designed and built specifically to give our patients the best possible experience,” said Howland. “Selling the building we owned in Springfield, leasing the Davis Street location and investing the proceeds in our mission is the right choice to make in an era of tight funding for nonprofits.”

Located near the confluence of I-10 and I-95, the location features ample free parking and access to bus lines 4, 22 and 307. Hours will be 7:00am to 6:00pm Monday through Thursday, and 8:00am to 5:00pm on Fridays, an expansion of eight hours per week.

Jacksonville Speech and Hearing Center has helped over 13,000 patients in the last three years, including patients who need hearing/audiology services and speech-language pathology services. The audiology team conducts hearing evaluations for children and adults, including fittings, offering a complete line in the latest technology of hearing aids. They also provide hearing aid repairs, custom ear molds, hearing protection devices, musician plugs, swim molds and assistive listening devices.

The speech-language team works with children and adults who have articulation/phonological disorders/apraxia, autism and pervasive developmental disorders, fluency disorders such as stuttering, oral-motor speech disorders, receptive and expressive language disorders, voice disorders and conducts diagnostic assessments. JSHC also is credentialed by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards as a Certified Autism Center.

1010 Society

In conjunction with the move, JSHC is announcing the introduction of the 1010 Society. Those who invest $1,010 in general support to the JSHC over the year will become Founding Members of the Jacksonville Speech & Hearing Center 1010 Society. “The 1010 Society and 1010 Club, along with naming opportunities for our new location, will provide critical support for our expanded operations,” said JSHC Board Chair Amy Ruth, a senior executive with Florida Blue. “We’re excited to build upon a legacy of community service that began when the Junior League of Jacksonville gave us our start in 1949

For more information about the 1010 Society, contact Rebecca Dugger or Michael Howland.