Meet Todd, one of our newest DAC staff members!
Tell us a little bit about yourself:
My name is Todd Hunter and I was born hard of hearing to a Deaf father and a hearing mother. I am a proud CODA who is passionate about the Deaf community, and I am also married to a CODA, Jennifer, who is a Deaf education teacher. Growing up in the Deaf community, I’ve always wanted to give back to the local community that raised me. I’ve seen firsthand the challenges that my Deaf grandparents faced as they got older, which is what led me to the senior citizen coordinator position. I am excited to be part of a team who wants to give back to the Deaf community!
What does the Senior program do?
SCOP (Senior Citizens Outreach Program) is a DAC program focused on serving Deaf and hard of hearing seniors in North Texas. The program works to ensure seniors have equal access to the resources they need. One of the goals of this program is to make sure our seniors have a place where they feel connected. While most things are happening virtually right now, we host a variety of events where we gather with seniors to play games, go on trips, or just converse with one another.
What else do you want readers to know?
I grew up coming to the old DAC building with my grandparents. What I remember the most is that regardless of who worked there at the time, it always felt like family. DAC was always a safe place for Deaf people to get the resources they needed and fine people that were in their corner fighting for them. I am very proud to be part of that legacy now.