Center On Deafness – Inland Empire is a non-profit community based service agency. The mission of the CODIE is to ensure equal access of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community to the same opportunities afforded their hearing counterparts. The organization’s general purposes and powers are directed around the promotion of the social, recreational, cultural, educational, and vocational welfare of its Deaf and Hard of Hearing constituents.
CODIE’s specific and primary purpose is to act as a coordinating agency that addresses the board social service needs of Deaf and Hard of Hearing people through direct service provision, advocacy, research and dissemination of information regarding deafness to parents, professionals and consumers.
CODIE is committed to the philosophy”…of, by, for and with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.”
In the summer of 1994, GLAD-IC was established to provide quality services to the Inland Empire’s Deaf community. At the beginning of the year of 1997, the name was changed from GLAD-IC to CODIE. Today CODIE directly serves clients within the Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.
CODIE is a member of the California Coalition of Agencies serving the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. (CCASDHH)
CODIE is a subsidiary of GLAD.