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423.615.9051 (videophone)

BridgesEAST builds access, equity, and inclusion in partnership with the D/deaf, Deaf-Blind, and Hard of Hearing communities through advocacy, education, empowerment, and effective communication. Please scroll through our website to learn more. 

Adult Education & Outreach
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Interpreting Services
Youth Education & Services
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Bridges for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing has expanded—EAST! After more than 95 years of amazing service to Middle Tennessee with growth into northern Alabama and southern Kentucky, we launched BridgesWEST, serving southwest Tennessee and into parts of Mississippi and Arkansas. Now, just four years later,  we are excited to introduce BridgesEAST, serving northeast Tennessee and into parts of Virginia and North Carolina! 

BridgesEAST is proud to be a local agency located in the Tri-Cities and building on the more than 95 years of excellence Bridges for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing has delivered. Most importantly, BridgesEAST exists because the northeast Tennessee community

invited us! Their advocacy and leadership makes our work possible! Together, we will identify needs and create solutions. Some of the programs we will bring include: high-quality and affordable Interpreting Services using local interpreters; Community Services, including client advocacy, workshops, ASL classes, community events, work with families and employers, job training, systems navigation, and much more; Youth Education & Services (will launch in a couple of years); and other services in coordination with our other locations including Advocacy (systems-change advocacy to serve our entire community), Empowerment (basic case management and resource referral), and more. 

We have an amazing, local team at BridgesEAST, and we look forward to serving! 

2024 Winter

American Sign Language


2024 Winter ASL Level I

6:00p to 7:00p | 8-Week Class

Thursdays | In-Person

February 29th - April 18th

BridgesEAST classes held at:

Johnson City Medical Center

400 North State of Franklin Road

Johnson City, TN  37604

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