Pain is Real. So is Hope.

I just got back from Haiti after another round of leadership training for the staff at the Haiti Deaf Academy (HDA). On this trip, the staff and I discussed the challenges they face when caring for the deaf children at HDA. Tragically, many of the deaf children come to HDA having endured disease, abandonment, hunger,


Making Ripples

Making Ripples “Even the smallest act of caring for another person is like a drop of water – it will make ripples throughout the entire pond.”- Jessy and Bryan Matteo For the last two years, I have enjoyed representing Hope Signs as a volunteer with Deaf Teen Quest (DTQ) here in Jacksonville, Florida. DTQ sends


Encourage, Educate, & Empower

Four months ago today, my team and I were in Haiti, and what a trip! In just a week’s time, we managed to conduct a survey trip of the deaf community, Leveque; host a three day camp for over 50 students at the Haiti Deaf Academy; and provide professional development for three deaf national pastors.

here's to the next chapter.happy retirement, mark!

Hope Signs Goes to Haiti

In a little over a week, I will be will be headed to Haiti. I know that traveling the world is a privilege and a luxury, but it is not always pretty. In fact, I am already preparing myself for the heartbreaking sights I am guaranteed to see in Haiti. Nearly half of the population

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Why we are here…

Hi! Welcome to Hope Signs’ new corner of the virtual world! I am Rebecca Diley, the founder and president of Hope Signs. Allow me to share my story with you and how it has led to the development of Hope Signs. I grew up in Florida and am the oldest of five children, I naturally