Why Choose Hand-N-Hand?
Hand-N-Hand is a nonprofit organization that offers children ages birth to five who are deaf and hard of hearing, their parents, and families the opportunity to connect in a friendly environment that promotes language, early literacy, and social and emotional development through Educational Programs, Parent and Community Education, and Outreach. Hand-N-Hand is the only nonprofit in Northeast Wisconsin offering specialized programs to young deaf and hard of hearing children and their families. Hand-N-Hand programs are driven and designed by parents, individuals educated and active in the deaf and hard of hearing field, and Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community members.  This unique organization serves as a resource for agencies and families educating and promoting the importance of early intervention and education for young deaf and hard of hearing children, while raising the community’s awareness the impact a hearing difference may have on a child’s and family’s development.  Read more…
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Our Programs
Deaf and hard of hearing playgroups
Parent and community education
Parent and parent networking
Outreach
Classes/Events
Roots-N-Wings (RNW)
Feb. 26, 2018 - 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
ROOTS-N-WINGS (RNW), 10-week class, will teach children ages 6 through 12 the basic roots of sign language while encouraging them to spread their wings and feel comfortable using the language.



Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) Playgroup
Feb. 26, 2018 - 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Connecting children, families and communities through play! DHH PLAYGROUPS offer children ages birth to five who are deaf and hard of hearing, their parents, families, and caregivers the opportunity to have fun and learn in a friendly environment that promotes language, early literacy, and social & emotional development.



Music-N-Motion
Feb. 28, 2018 - 9:30 am - 10:30 am
MUSIC-N-MOTION is a music & movement class for deaf and hard of hearing infants and toddlers.

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Feb 19 - 12:31 pm
Hand-N-Hand programs are cancelled for this evening, 2/19/18. Safe travels to all. I look forward to seeing you next week Monday, or sooner at other HNH programs throughout the week!Make a great day!
Feb 15 - 2:31 pm
Hand-N-Hand proudly began our Little Listeners class this morning and ASL II class begins tonight. Visit our new website, www.hnhnew.org, for more information on classes!
Feb 9 - 5:22 pm
Hand-N-Hand Roots-N-Wings, ASL II, Music-N-Motion, and Little Listeners begin next week! Final registrations due 2/9/18, contact Jenny at jlgeiken@hnhnew.org. Visit us at www.hnhnew.org
Jan 22 - 3:20 pm
Due to inclement weather, Hand-N-Hand Deaf & Hard of Hearing Playgroup has been cancelled for Monday, January 22, 2018. Safe travels everyone!
Jan 22 - 2:20 pm
Together, with community support, we raised $25,000 through our 2018 Silent Night Casino Royale fundraiser, which will benefit Hand-N-Hand Educational Programs, Outreach and Support for children who are deaf & hard of hearing, their families and the community throughout Northeast Wisconsin. I invite you to view the Hand-N-Hand video which embodies the heart of Hand-N-Hand (www.hnhnew.org).
Jan 9 - 1:06 am
Very excited to see families, friends and community members at the big event we have been planning since May 2017, Silent Night Casino Royale. Saturday January 6, 2018 5pm-11pm, The Marq, DePere. TA great big thanks goes out to all who have donated and sponsored this event! "Each year in Wisconsin approximately 130 babies are born with hearing loss, most families are not prepared for this diagnosis and seek services to support them and their child." said Jenny Geiken, program director for Hand-N-Hand. "Hand-N-Hand hosts weekly playgroups, parent networking, sign language classes, and connects families experiencing hearing loss. This gives children and parents the opportunity to learn about hearing loss and socialize with others who are also on this journey." Hand-N-Hand of Northeastern Wisconsin, which provides services for young children with hearing loss, will host "Hand-N-Hand Silent Night Casino Royale," a fundraising gala on Saturday, January 6 at 5 p.m. at The Marq, DePere. Scotty, Morning Show Host - Q 90 FM will emcee the event. The evening includes auctions, dinner, casino events, live music by Kevin Barnett, and more. "The funds raised for this event will enable Hand-N-Hand to continue to promote awareness, provide educational programs and outreach support to children who are deaf and hard of hearing, their families and the community throughout Northeast Wisconsin." For more information, go to: www.HNHNEW.org.
Jan 9 - 12:11 am
Great time had by all at the Hand-N-Hand Christmas party. We even had a visit from Santa's reindeer!
Dec 18, 2017 - 12:31 pm
January 6, is quickly approaching...kick off your New Year and attend this great gala! You still have 4 days to send in your reply, reply's are requested by 12/22/18! Go to www.hnhnew.org and print the reply card (Hand-N-Hand address is on the card). Hope to see you there!
Nov 12, 2017 - 1:01 am
Please accept this as an invitation to attend Hand-N-Hand Silent Night Casino Royale on January 6, 2018! (save the date attached - formal invitation to follow) Hand-N-Hand will host our 7th Annual Fundraiser, Silent Night Casino Royale, on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. at The Marq at French Road, De Pere. The evening includes live entertainment of Casino Events and jazz music by Kevin Barnett, silent and live auctions, dinner, and more. Cocktail attire encouraged. SILENT NIGHT CASINO ROYALE at-a-glance: 5:00pm Cocktail Reception Live Entertainment Silent Auction Begins 6:15 pm Dinner Served Hand-N-Hand Remarks Making A Difference Award Presentation 7:00PM 50/50 Raffle / Live Auction 8:00-10:30PM Entertainment / Casino Events $5000 Casino cash for each attendee Silent Auction begin to close @ 8:45PM The Silent Night Gala is open to the community. Anyone touched by hearing loss, FAMILIES, providers, and the general public are encouraged to attend this event and support this unique cause. Sponsorship opportunities are available; donations are greatly appreciated (donation letter attached). Corporate tables and individual tickets are offered. Ticket cost is $75.00 per person/$1,000 table. Volunteer opportunities are also available. Funds raised at this event will enable Hand-N-Hand to continue to promote awareness, provide and expand educational programs, outreach and support to children who are deaf & hard of hearing, their families and the community throughout Northeast Wisconsin. For more information, please contact: Jenny Geiken at 920-737-0477 or jlgeiken@hnhnew.org Please feel free to check out our website to learn more about the event and our organization, www.hnhnew.org. MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THIS WORTHY EVENT, SILENT NIGHT CASINO ROYALE, ON JANUARY 6, 2018!
Nov 3, 2017 - 12:20 am
It was the Halloween party at Hand n Hand tonight! What a great time, thank you to everyone who came!
Feb 19 - 12:31 pm
Hand-N-Hand programs are cancelled for this evening, 2/19/18. Safe travels to all. I look forward to seeing you next week Monday, or sooner at other HNH programs throughout the week!Make a great day!
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"Hand-N-Hand is a place where our family has always felt welcome. Our children get the opportunity to interact with their friends and we get the opportunity to practice our sign language skills and share our experiences with other families who have children with hearing loss. There is NO other program like it in Northeast Wisconsin."

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