CODA Couch 🤟🏼

Welcome to the CODAcouch- where Deafhearts live. We're excited to connect CODA’s all around the world! Yup, you read that right. This couch has no seating limits and a spot saved for you!


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Frequently Asked Questions

What is this?
It’s a dream coming to fruition. There are different layers that are forming that look like:
  1. codacouch — a space where you can connect with other codas around the world directly.
    • Traveling for leisure? Meet up & crash on the couch!
    • Traveling for work or moving? Ask a local resources & connections!
  2. A list of businesses owned by CODAs/Deaf.
  3. Intentional discussion board
  4. A place to find love? Probably not…but tell us if you do- we want the scoop!
Who is behind this?
Leah Monson and Nick LeFors III. Two childhood codas that have complementary talents and a shared dream and passion to nurturing connection in our coda community.
What inspired this?
Leah and Nick attended coda-international conference for the first time in Rhode Island (2018). It didn't take much to know this was a permanent relationship in their lives and identity. They were so inspired by the experience, they created a group text message with other codas they grew up with. As it goes, lots of them had gotten married or moved away from home. Within 24 hours of starting that group message, there was an overwhelming response containing videos, photos and updates of what everyone was up to. It was life giving & fulfilling, that’s when Leah & Nick realized they wanted to create a space for that within the global coda family.
What about Facebook?
Good question! A lot of activity and discussion happens on Facebook and we don't want to take away from that. Facebook groups are generalized and things get lost in threads. We believe we can create an intentional space and exactly what we want. We can be intentional with creating a space that is uniquely our own.

Get Involved

We're figuring this out as we go. It's shaping up to be a wild ride; join us! codacouch@gmail.com

Does this cost money?
Another good question! Right now, server space is being donated and we want to keep it that way. As this dream gets bigger and expands, we will reevaluate if that needs to change. Our desire is free participation and membership.
Can I be on the board?
Right now, it’s just the two of us. If this site grows, there might be a need for more involvement. We already have more ideas we would love to integrate but as they say, good things come to those who wait! Please email us at codacouch@gmail.com if you have any suggestions or ideas! We are all about community!
What if I'm happy with where I'm at?
Then we are happy for you! We hope one day, you’ll take your spot on the codacouch!
Wait, so how did you build this website?
Prepare to have your mind blown. This page was built using a lovely piece of software called, Coda. That's freakin' wild, right?! This page was built by CODA's, for CODA's, with Coda. It's a marvelous triple threat.