You are not alone

Call 911 if you are in physical danger.

You can dial 911 from your cell phone or landline. You can also use Video Relay Service to contact emergency services.


Contact DeafHope

DeafHope provides support services including peer counseling about DVSV, support groups, systems advocacy and referral to DVSV legal services and shelter.  We also provide space to explore options for safety and healing that include community based alternatives to police and court systems.

DeafHope staff is not in the office everyday because we go out to meet survivors in the community where they need support.  The best way to meet with an advocate is to make an appointment first by email.  You can also call our videophone and leave a message.  In your message, please include your name, your location, your contact information and if it is safe to contact you.  If you want to come by the office, there is a receptionist at our building front desk Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm Pacific Time (closed on weekends and holidays).  They can connect you with help or send a message to DeafHope staff for you.  You may ask the front desk for DeafHope’s contact card.

To reach the DeafHope team for any reason, Email:

510.735.8553 VP
510.267.8800 V
510.740.0946 F

Alameda County Location:
470 27th Street
Oakland, CA 94612

Contra Costa County Location:
256 24th Street
Richmond, CA 94804

Create a Safety Plan

Safety planning is an important process for each survivor.  There are ideas for safety planning while in a relationship, after leaving, if you experience stalking, and many other scenarios.  Your personal safety plan will change over time and depending on the situation.   Your safety plan should include your children.  Consider your safety at work, home, anywhere you may go.  Visit our safety planning and resource pages for more information.  You may also contact an advocate at DeafHope for assistance.

Here are some general resources in Alameda County:

National Hotline

Deaf hotline advocates are available from 9-5 (PST) M-F

AIM: DeafHotline Email: VP: 855.812.1001

To find a Deaf DVSV agency in your area, click here.

Hearing advocates at the National Hotline are on duty 24 hours.
TTY: 800.787.3224
Voice: 800.799.7233