News & Events

National Brief on Lack of Services for Deaf survivors of DVSV

Please share this important document from the Vera Institute of Justice. We want to educate hearing service providers everywhere that Deaf survivors are not getting the vital access they deserve! Click here to read the full brief.

vera brief on deaf dvsv
[image description: Purple text reads Vera Institute of Justice Center on Victimization and Safety Culture, Language, and Access: Key Considerations for Serving Deaf Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence January 2015. Black and white images shows a woman in glasses with her hair pulled back signing the word “support” toward the camera.]

DeafHope is excited to Announce….

Mozzeria will be creating our fantastic chocolate-themed dinner for Glimmer of Hope! Get your tickets before they are sold out.

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Believe Survivors Series

The DeafHope Empowerment Directors share some final thoughts about the important message in the Believe Survivors series.  Thank you again to the San Francisco Deaf Club and Convo for their support.  We were thrilled to have the talented Jay Kowalczyk film this series.

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Believe Survivors Series

DeafHope interviewed Melvin and Rhona, the main actors in our Meet Tom video.  See what they had to say about their experience.

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Interested in making a donation to support Glimmer of Hope?

DeafHope is seeking donations for our auction at our 12th Annual Glimmer of Hope fundraiser. Would you like to showcase your business at our event with a donation of your product? Can you share your artistic talents with the community? Got a vacation home to make available? We love to have art, jewelry, vacation packages, and gift certificates at our auction. Send an email to the staff: if you have something to donate. You can also drop off your donations to our office:

470 27th Street
Oakland, CA 94612

Click this link to get your ticket to our Chocolate themed event. Hope to see you there!

Believe Survivors part two

Check out the second video in our Believe Survivor series.  The San Francisco Deaf Club and Convo supported this project.

Trigger warning: This video shows a scene of brief physical violence.

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Believe Survivor Series

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

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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