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DeafHope and DeafSafe Access for Survivors Webinar

This webinar is for hearing organizations to learn about increasing their access to Deaf survivors.


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[image description: white text on blue banner background “Serving Deaf Survivors: A Cultural and Linguistic Perspective” black text on white background ” October 5, 2016 10-11:30am PST
Join DeafHope and DeafSafe in this interactive webinar training specifically for DV/SA advocates, law enforcement and prosecutors who wish to better serve Deaf Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Violence. This training is conducted by Deaf advocates who have extensive experience working with Deaf survivors and with local police officers, assistant district attorneys and victim advocates.  Our webinar will discuss best practices on communicating with Deaf and hard of hearing survivors, provide insight on the culture and language perspective of the Deaf community, and tips on dealing with communication issues REGISTER TODAY!

This workshop is presented in ASL with spoken English interpretation and English captions. For accommodations or other questions about this training session, please contact us no later than September 20:

This project was supported by Grant No. 2014-UD-AX-0005 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

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Like football? Watch Monday night games AND support DeafHope!

Amber is hosting an online NFL Squares Pool fundraiser for DeafHope.  Help support our work to end violence while you enjoy Monday Night Football.  Four chances to win every week for each square you buy!
Interested in joining our Squares Pool? Here’s how it works. For $75 you get one square.  Log into our pool website and pick your favorite square on the grid (like bingo) before the first game.  That will be your square for every week of the season. Here is an example of the first week grid:
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Now just sit back and enjoy Monday Night Football.  Once the season starts and everyone has chosen their squares, the bingo grid will be randomly filled in with the score numbers along the top and side of the grid to replace the question marks.  You can log in to see the score for your square. Here is an example:
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At the end of the game, let’s say these are the scores at each quarter, just for fun:
Q1: 4-9 Rams – Amber wins $25!
Q2: 2-6 Rams – Raider Fan wins $50
Q3: 1-9 Rams – Aracelia wins $50!
Q4: 9-8 49ers – Team DeafHope wins $75!
For more chances to win, buy more squares! Each square costs $75 one time then you play for the whole season! After each game, we will send winnings to the winner through their Paypal account.
If you are interested in joining our pool, send $75 per square via PayPal to  Once we receive your payment, we will send instructions on how to lock in your square on the grid. Thanks for your support in ending violence!

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Survivor Centered Advocacy Research

Find out more about a new project DeafHope is participating in with the Blue Shield of California Foundation and the Asian Pacific Institute on Gender Based Violence:

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ALC – Leadership and Community Change


[image description: South Asian woman in traditional dress, hair pulled back, glasses, holding microphone. She is standing in front of a screen with a powerpoint slide.  Blue text on white background: Learn from the people Plan with the people Begin with what they have Build on what they know of the best leaders When the task is accomplished the people will remark We have done it ourselves   – Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching]

ALC – Five Principles of Community Organizing

How can DeafHope organize from the bottom up?


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ALC – Reflecting on our Messages

At ALC today, DeafHope EDs are discussing with other DVSV organizations how we are contributing to community dialog.  What messages are we trying to share? What are the underlying or unintentional messages? We are thinking a lot about the videos that we post.  What are your thoughts?


[image description: photo of a flyer with green, black and red block colored background, a black and white photo of a woman at the top, she has a bandana over her head and her hand is up to her mouth as if she is shouting. Large red text is next to her Stop Rape (that is the message she is calling).  Below that in black text “10 Top Tips to End Rape 1. Don’t put drugs in women’s drinks. 2. When you see a woman walking by herself, leave her alone. 3. If you pull over to help a woman whose car has broken down, remember not to rape her. 4. If you are in a lift and a woman gets in, don’t rape her. 5. Never creep into a woman home through an unlocked door or window, or spring out at her from between parked cars or rape her. 6. USE THE BUDDY SYSTEM! If you are not able to stop yourself from assaulting people, ask a friend to stay with you while you are in public. 7. Don’t forget: it’s not sex with someone who’s asleep or unconscious – it’s RAPE! 8. Carry a whistle! If you are worried you might assault someone ‘by accident’ you can hand it to the person you are with, so they can call for help. 9. Don’t forget: Honesty is the best policy.  If you have every intention of having sex later on with the woman you are dating regardless of how she feels about it, tel her directly that there is every chance you will rape her. If you don’t communicate your intentions, she may take it as a sign you do not plan to rape her and inadvertently feel safe. 10. Don’t rape. Looking for information and ideas on how to campaign against rape? Check out the following website:]



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