Introduction to CAIRS

Since 1990, CAIRS has been professionally serving the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community in greater Chicago. Founded by one Deaf and Hard of Hearing person and one hearing interpreter, CAIRS is one of the largest and oldest agencies serving the metropolitan Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community. In addition to the provision of interpreter services, CAIRS engages in vital resource development, community building and extensive charitable giving activities. CAIRS is proud to serve the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community and is grateful for this very important privilege!

CAIRS Ongoing Mission of Service – All That We Do

  • CAIRS provides Interpreting Services on a 24-hour basis, seven days a week.
  • CAIRS Mission, Vision and Values statements prioritizes service excellence.
  • CAIRS serves and supports the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community in the areas of focused charitable giving, education and community networking.
  • CAIRS serves and supports the interpreter community by funding educational workshop throughout the year, managing the CMP Sponsor Program and collaborating with the Illinois Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (IRID) and the Indiana Interpreter Certification Program.

CAIRS Charitable Giving Mission – Supporting our Partners

As an organization serving the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community, CAIRS understands that we need to support our three distinct partner communities! First, is our core partner, the Deaf and Hard or Hearing Community. Next are our interpreters and clients; without whose collaboration we could not serve our core partner community! All three partner communities collaborate in a noble cause and are important to CAIRS!