DeafHope is committed to increasing access to services for Deaf survivors. Below are resources that can help you can provide more accessible services. We can support you with training, technical assistance and case consultation. Although we have a hearing staff person at DeafHope, all of our trainings and consultation services are provided in American Sign Language. This is to honor our commitment to Deaf access and equality, and our work to end the oppression of audism. While all of our services are free of charge, ASL interpretation would need to be provided by your agency in order to communicate effectively. We have a list of qualified interpreters we can recommend. Contact an advocate at DeafHope for more information.
Vera Institute of Justice Center on Victimization and Safety:
– Culture, Language, and Access: Key Considerations for Serving Deaf Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence
– Working with Sign Language Interpreters Tip Sheet
National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women:Violence in the Lives of Deaf/Hard of Hearing