CDBS Family Support Providers

California Deaf-Blind Services is working to ensure that family members of children who are deaf-blind have access to other family members for the purpose of peer support and guidance. CDBS staff understand, however, that there is no need to create a duplicate or parallel family network—many Family Resource Centers (FRCs) around the state already operate successful, effective family-to-family support networks. The goal of CDBS is to make sure that interested family members from around the state are linked with their local FRCs, that the FRCs benefit from the training that CDBS conducts, and that FSPs are supported by CDBS in whatever way they need in order to be effective.

 Family Support Providers have experienced deaf-blindness in their families; they are here to help.  You can link to some of the FSP profiles below by clicking on their names.

Name Location/Region E-mail Spanish-speaking
Patricia Barr Long Beach Please contact CDBS Family Specialist Myrna Medina No
Teresa Becerra North Hills/San Fernando Valley teresabl.ffec@earthlink.net Yes
Debra D'Luna Orange County debradluna@gmail.com No
Martha De La Torre Long Beach mdelatorre1@memorialcare.org Yes
Josie Garro Chino/San Bernardino County j.garro@verizon.net Yes
Michele Hatfield Bakersfield rbdhatfield@yahoo.com No
Heidy Hernandez Lawndale Please contact CDBS Family Specialist Myrna Medina No
Jessica Horta Paramount Please contact CDBS Family Specialist Myrna Medina No
Sandra Luckett Rancho Santa Margarita/Orange County sjluckett@cox.net No
Alba Marquez Whittier mmkaritamia@aol.com Yes
Myrna Medina Riverside County medinam66@sbcglobal.net Yes
Esmeralda Mora Los Angeles miamora3@hotmail.com Yes
Miriam Mullen Al Hambra mullen_miriam@yahoo.com Yes
Herlinda Rodriguez Downey hrodriguez60@yahoo.com Yes
Sandra Suitor Sacramento sandrasuitor@wavecable.com No