News & Events

October is DV Awareness Month

Today DeafHope participated in the Alameda County Board of Supervisor’s hearing to proclaim October as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  We are honored to work alongside community members year-round to end violence.  It is important to take special time this month to educate ourselves and do a personal inventory of how each of us can support a world without violence.

Alameda County DV month

[image description: Collage of three photos.  On the left is the proclamation certificate naming DeafHope along with other Bay Area DV agencies, signed by members of the Board of Supervisors.  There is extensive text using the term “Whereas” to explain the importance of DV awareness month and services in our community.  In the top right photo, Aracelia Aguilar (wearing a black top and white pants) is standing beside a white man in a suit and glasses.  He is handing her the large paper certificate and both are smiling at the audience for photos (this camera angle is from the side).  The photo is taken inside a courtroom.  The bottom right photo shows Amber Hodson (wearing a black top and gold necklace) and Aracelia standing outside the courthouse.  Aracelia is holding the certificate, you can see the word Proclamation along the top.  They are smiling at the camera the building and with a bright blue sky behind them.]

Sharing the beauty and power of our Tea Party

It’s an exciting night!

Our own Brian Berlinski got in on the act! Don’t miss out tomorrow – Deaf Magicians are with us for one more night!



[image description: two photos of Brian Berlinski on stage with Deaf Magicians and assistants. He is wearing a wry grin and a long leather coat draping along the stage in one photo, and his head is sticking through a hole in a black fabric box in the second.]

A Day Out for the DeafHope Team

As part of our commitment to collective leadership and ongoing improvement of our structure, the DeafHope EDs took some time for team building at Omescape in Richmond.  We had fun while learning a lot about ourselves and how we work together.  We were reminded of some important lessons through an exciting team game: Remember to look at the big picture, Don’t rush over things and Ask for help when you need it!  We finished the day feeling reinvigorated and connected.

staff day

[image description, collage of three photos: In the left photo, Amber Hodson (wearing a purple cardigan, hoop earrings and sunglasses), Tara Holcomb (wearing a blue and white blouse, hair pulled back with sunglasses) and Aracelia Aguilar (wearing a multi-colored top, hoop earrings and hair in a ponytail) are standing close, smiling at the camera. Blue skies, a calm sparkling ocean and sailboat masts are in the background.  The middle photo shows the logo of Omescape in metal lettering on a wooden backdrop.  The right photo shows Amber, Tara and Aracelia standing together in front of a backdrop with words all over it like PLAY, ESCAPE, TREASURE, FUN, and LOVE PEOPLE.  We are each holding signs – Amber’s says “uh-oh”, Tara’s says “I feel smart today” and Aracelia’s says “almost”.]

Join us for a night of Magic!

The World Deaf Magician’s Tour is coming to Fremont! DeafHope is hosting the show for two nights. Buy your tickets at the door.

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7th WDM Tour 2015 CSDF

Save the Date!

Get your tickets here

2015 Tea Party
[image description: purple and white flyer with a drawing of a flowery tea pot pouring tea into a cup. Photos are shown of Sami Thuahnai (flashing an ILY sign at the camera), Emcee; Drago Renteria (wearing a fedora and glasses), 2015 Trailblazer, and Elena Ruiz-Williams (hair short, wearing glasses), speaker. Text reads DeafHope Tea Party, Oct 4 12-4p $75, Wedgewood Banquet 10051 Doolittle Dr. Oakland CA. A seed for change!]

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Anniversary of our New Logo

This summer DeafHope celebrated the one year anniversary of our new logo. Find out more about the history and development of the DeafHope logo:

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Upcoming Events

October 2016

  • Deaf Access for Survivors webinar: Oct. 5 10a
  • DVSV Training Must attend all three days: Oct 14, 15 & 16 9-5p