CCHAT Center

“We are so grateful for the amazing support the CCHAT community has provided for our son and our whole family. Being the parent of a child with hearing differences can feel very overwhelming and it can be difficult to even know where to start with providing them with the best resources possible. It has truly been incredible seeing the academic, social, and emotional growth that Lucas has displayed since starting at CCHAT. He absolutely loves going to school and his confidence increases every single day. We appreciate the amazing faculty and staff that have contributed to this program, going above and beyond to provide our family with the support, resources and guidance to successfully navigate our son's educational experience.” Kristen Menzel, mom

CCHAT opened its doors in 1996 with the singular mission of teaching children who are deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) to develop the necessary listening and spoken language (LSL) skills required for lifelong success. Now in its 26th year, CCHAT has evolved to become the premier LSL program for children with hearing loss in the greater Sacramento area. In total, the program serves hundreds of students each year between its Rancho Cordova campus and through mainstream services in local school districts. CCHAT envisions a future where the educational, social, and vocational success of these children is not limited by their hearing loss. 

CCHAT's impact is evident when looking at students and alumni who are thriving on their hearing loss journey thanks to a foundation of listening and spoken language skills developed at CCHAT. Hafiz Azizpur, currently in CCHAT's Primary Class, moved to the United States from Afghanistan, and his family credits CCHAT for developing his language and restoring hope to their family. Read his story by clicking on the "Meet HAFIZ!" tab above.


CCHAT is a unique program for children with hearing loss, birth to third grade. CCHAT’s primary goal is to help these children achieve age-appropriate listening and spoken language skills, allowing them to mainstream into neighborhood schools alongside their hearing peers. Children access sound with hearing aids and cochlear implants, and CCHAT’s dedicated staff of teachers, speech therapists, audiologists, and instructional aides helps students learn how to listen and speak for themselves. With the development of communication skills, children gain independence and the ability to succeed in a hearing world.


*Funds necessary to maintain the highly trained teachers of the deaf and hard of hearing, speech-language pathologists, and audiologists who are paramount to the success of CCHAT and its students. Programs include Newborn Hearing Screening/Diagnostic Evaluations, Infant/Toddler Early Intervention Programs, Preschool Program, Primary Program, Hearing and Healthcare for All, and Mainstream Support Program.

*CCHAT is looking to add three members to their current Board of Directors. Areas of desired expertise include finance, marketing, and media relations.

*Facilitate the organization and execution of fundraising events.

Equity Statement

The CCHAT Center admits students of any race, color or ethnic origin to all of the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. CCHAT does not discriminate on the basis of gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, hiring policies, and other school-administered programs.

Organization Data


Organization name

CCHAT Center

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Year Established


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Operating Budget

$1,000,001-$5 million

Organization Need

Funding: Unrestricted, Funding: Program, Board Members, Volunteers

Demographics Served

Individuals with disabilities, Youth & Children

Local Counties Served

El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Yolo

Equity Statement

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11100 Coloma Road
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

Service areas

Sacramento, CA, US

Placer, CA, US

Yolo, CA, US

Colusa, CA, US

El Dorado, CA, US





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