News & Events

Believe Survivor Series

Tara Holcomb and Brian Berlinski talk about the making of “Meet Joey”.

[description and transcript in YouTube]

DeafHope 2015 Retreat

Photo from Day 2 of the DeafHope Board/Staff retreat

[Image description – Seven people holding a white banner with DeafHope text and logo. Background is blue sky with small trees on a green hillside. Text at the bottom of the image reads: Brian Berry-Berlinski, Ken Arcia, Jane Whitney, Aracelia Aguilar, Julie Rems-Smario, Amber Hodson, and Tara Holcomb.]

No Board Meeting Tonight

Happy New Year! In the spirit of preparing and visioning for 2015, the DeafHope Board of Directors are meeting for our annual retreat this month. There will be no regular public meeting. Please join us next month.

Believe Survivors part one

DeafHope is proud to release our new video series entitled “Believe Survivors”.  Thanks to the San Francisco Deaf Club and Convo for helping us share this important message.  Here is our first installment “Meet Joey”.  Stay tuned for part two next week.

Trigger warning: This video contains a scene that implies sexual violence.

[description and transcript in YouTube]



It’s been a busy week!

The DeafHope Empowerment Directors had a great time at a conference on capacity building hosted by the Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence and Casa de Esperanza.

APIIDV Institute

[image description: On the left side Aracelia Aguilar, Amber Hodson and Tara Holcomb are standing together in a conference room. Amber is holding Tara’s sleeping baby. On the right side is an image of a large sheet of flipchart paper with a tree drawn on it. Orange post-its along the roots of the tree have words like social justice, Deaf/ASL, collectivism, survivor, confidentiality.  It is titled Core Values above it.  To the side of the trunk it says Organizational Infrastructure and orange post-its say shared leadership, self-care, space for intensive discussion, policies and practice, ASL fluent staff. Drawn at the top of the tree are leaves, apples and flowers. Words are written into the apples and leaves such as support group, online resource center, communication access, peer counseling, training for Deaf community and hearing, transformative justice, survivor empowerment, Deaf shelter.  To the side it says Programs/Outcomes.]

Office Closed for the Holidays

The DeafHope office will be closed these days for the holiday season:

  • December 24th
  • December 25th
  • December 26th
  • December 31st
  • January 1st
  • January 2nd

If you have an emergency, please call 911.  You can also contact the National Hotline during business hours:

VP: 855.812.1001

We will follow up on emails and calls as soon as we return.  Happy Holidays!

Need a break on your taxes?

2014 is rapidly drawing to a close. Make your tax-deductible donation to DeafHope today just in time for it to count! Deaf survivors need your support.



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