Our History

At a Town Hall meeting in 1994, the Deaf community expressed an interest in creating a Deaf Culture Center, then called DCC, located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. A handful of Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf-Blind, plus other supporters formed a committee to spearhead the DCC Building Fund. The plan is to purchase land and build a center that contains apartment units for Deaf Senior Citizens and people with other disabilities.

DCCNM has its roots in Community Outreach Program for the Deaf(COPD). For 13 years, COPD has provided services to the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf-Blind communities. For the last decade, DCCNM continues to thrive with the help of individuals or volunteers who have given their time, energy and wisdom.

Today the DCC is now known as Deaf Culture Center of New Mexico or DCCNM and is seeking $1 million of funds with the New Mexico Legislature to buy land and/or build the DCCNM Center.