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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.




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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


Sharing news from ASADV

Excited for the beautiful changes happening at our sister organization IGNITE (formerly ASADV). We are deeply grateful for the leadership and widespread contributions Erin Esposito has made in the DVSV field over the years. She has a special place in our hearts as an important part of the DeafHope family, also as a Trailblazer award recipient. Thank you Erin for sharing so much of yourself with us, for all you have given this work, for your dedication to community accountability, child sexual abuse, and your spirited presence with legislators in DC. Can’t wait to see what you get up to next!

Thank you to Santa’s Deaf Elves!

img_9670We are deeply grateful to the support of Deaf women in the Bay Area who created some lovely holiday baskets for Deaf survivors.

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Community Workshop – Access in Correctional Settings

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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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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