News & Events

It’s time for the Super Bowl…

… and it’s time to end our silence about domestic and sexual violence.

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Introducing Deaf Action to End Domestic and Sexual Violence

We are proud to collaborate with ADWAS in Seattle, WA; ASADV in Rochester, NY; and Vera Institute of Justice on this project, funded by the Office on Violence Against Women. We aim to strengthen the movement to end domestic and sexual violence in Deaf communities through training, consultation, and networking.

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DVSV Community Training

We had a powerful, inspiring weekend together at our community training. It is an honor to see the ever-growing community of allies for Deaf survivors!


[image description: photo on left shows Aracelia Aguilar presenting in a conference room, behind her a powerpoint slide reads Sexual Assault Crime Flowchart and the DeafHope Power and Control wheel is visible on the side. photo on the right shows a group smiling at the camera, along with a sweet service dog in the front.]

Honoring Marie Smith

Sweet Marie will forever be our DeafHope angel. Her memorial service today was such a gift to us all, a beautiful gathering of the Deaf community she so loved.

[image description: Photo of Stan and Marie Smith, kissing in a gondola, with blue skies and fluffy white clouds behind them]

Reiki for Survivors – Thanks to Ami from DOVE

DeafHope is thrilled welcome Ami Garry from DOVE to share a special Healing Spaces workshop on Reiki.  Our morning together was full of connection and information.  Thank you for sharing your talents Ami!

Ami Reiki
[image description: Ami presents as a white woman, she is wearing a purple patchwork sweater, glasses and her long hair pulled back. She is in a conference room with a powerpoint presentation next to her. The first image shows the text “What is Reiki: how can it benefit YOU? Presented by Ami Garry, CRMT” the second image shows the text “What does Reiki do? Relieves pain, clears toxins, promotes creativity, relaxes and reduces stress, promotes natural self-healing, enhances personal awareness” Below the photos purple text says “DeafHope Healing Spaces”]

DeafHope Mission

We are excited to start out 2016 by sharing our updated Mission statement with you all:

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Happy Holidays from DeafHope

From the DeafHope family to yours, we wish you happy holidays and a fabulous 2016.

DeafHope Board holiday party 2015 (1)

[image description: DeafHope Board standing together in front of a lit Christmas tree.  Standing at the back are Sherrie Donaville-Sims, Mary Klein, Jane Whitney, Amber Hodson, Rochelle Greenwell and Julie Rems-Smario.  Sitting in the front are Tara Holcomb Aracelia Aguilar and Brian Berlinski. Each of us are holding a holiday ornament.]


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