News & Events

Deafies in Drag!


Deaf celebrities Deafies in Drag are coming to the Bay Area!!!!!

This is a JOINT FUNDRAISER supporting both DeafHope and DCARA with proceeds going to both agencies to support the Deaf LGBTIQQA community and Deaf survivors of Domestic/Sexual Violence.

Saturday, June 10
7:00p to 11:00

Deafies in Drag from Los Angeles is coming to San Francisco.

If you have any questions, please contact Brian Berlinski at

If you’re interested in volunteering for this event, please contact Mary Therese Garcia.

Buy your tickets now at
Tickets: $50 – online
$ 60 – At the Door

[Flyer image description: Two figures in the middle are Deafies in Drag – the Drag queen on the left, Casavina, is wearing a red sequin dress with a white feather boa and a blond wig in an up-do. On the right is Selena Minogue, wearing a bright lemon yellow dress and turquoise necklace, donning a fiery red wavy wig that goes to the shoulders. Both have full makeup on. Top left: Deafies in Drag official logo. Top right text reads: June 10, 2017. 7:00PM to 11:00PM. Deaf Community Center 1550 San Leandro Blvd, San Leandro, CA 94577. Middle of flyer: Comedy / Prizes / Sip & Savor. for tickets. contact: Bottom section: DeafHope logo, map of event location in San Leandro, DCARA logo. Background of flyer is hot pink.]

DV Advocate Training

DeafHope was thrilled to support a national advocate training hosted by our Deaf Action Technical Assistance Project. We were lucky to have Susana join in – she shares her perspective on the training.

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An Exciting Announcement!

DeafHope is THRILLED to welcome a new member of our team. Roberta will be working with us remotely on a part time basis to expand our DVSV ASL videos and support survivors. Join us in sending Roberta a big hello!

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Dre’s Powerful Story

We are honored to create spaces for Deaf survivors to share their experiences and their truth.


Need a break on your taxes? Help Deaf survivors at the same time!

2016 is rapidly drawing to a close. Make your tax-deductible donation to DeafHope today just in time for it to count! Survivors need your support.


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DV Training at NorCal’s DeafSAFE Program

We were thrilled to spend last week with the wonderful team at NorCal – several of their client advocates participated in 40 hours of Domestic Violence Advocate training.  They are doing amazing work at NorCal and DeafSAFE, we are glad to partner with them in the work to end domestic and sexual violence.




[image description: We are gathered in an office with a small Christmas tree to the left of the photo.  Standing together is Charity, a white woman with glasses, a red top and black cardigan, Don Lee with a beard and glasses, wearing a sweater, Amber with shoulder length hair and wearing a black top and Eduardo, with dark short hair, a goatee and wearing a black hoodie style sweater.  Kneeling in the front is Brittany with long light brown hair, wearing a black sweater and draping her arm around Nikki, a brown and black dog.]


The DeafHope Board voted today to immediately close our Wells Fargo accounts. Thanksgiving and Columbus Day are rooted in the same violence as the implementation of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Keep loving, keep fighting.

Nah, You Can’t Support #NoDAPL and Celebrate Thanksgiving


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