News & Events

NorCal’s DV Advocate Training

Many thanks to the fabulous team at NorCal! We spent last week together for our 40-hour domestic violence advocate training. The DeafSafe program is a wonderful resource for survivors in Sacramento and surrounding areas.

Norcal DV training

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Need a break on your taxes?

2015 is rapidly drawing to a close. Make your tax-deductible donation to DeafHope today just in time for it to count! Deaf survivors need your support.


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DeafHope Announces 2016 Training Dates!

DeafHope’s DVSV Training will be offered three times in 2016


Attendance at all three days (Friday, Saturday and Sunday)  is required.

If you are traveling from out of town, we recommend flying into the Oakland Airport and staying at the Downtown Oakland Courtyard Marriott hotel.  It is near public transportation and only a short driving distance to our office. Click here for their website.

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Jan 22-24 / June 3-5 / Oct 14-16
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CONTENT: Violence Against Women, Domestic Violence, Sexual Violence, Community Accountability
WHO: Community members
WHERE: Alameda County FJC, 470 27th Street, Oakland
TIME: 9 am- 5 pm
presented in ASL

Trans Day of Remembrance

Today DeafHope honors all Trans people in our communities and grieves for the lives lost to violence.

Sharing again our vlog from last year about Trans Day of Remembrance. Transcript in comments in link.

CSD Open House

We had a great time at the Open House yesterday.  Wonderful to see so many beautiful faces there.  Hope the school year goes well for everyone!



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Thanks to another fantastic DVSV training group!

Stay tuned for our 2016 training schedule, to be released soon!



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Scam Alert

Description/Transcript: [A Deaf Latina woman is wearing a black top with her hair up in a bun. She is outside with bushes in the background.]  “Hello, My name is Aracelia and I am one of DeafHope’s Empowerment Director. I am here to inform the community and warn that we have been seeing an increase of fraud activity in terms of using our Board President, Julie Rems Smario’s name. Julie is not a DeafHope staff nor is seeking for a personal assistance. If you have been contacted by someone using Julie’s name seeking for a personal assistance and needing you to deposit checks for her and other duties. If the request looks suspicious, please contact police and Indeed (website) authorities and report suspicious activity. We are aware of several incidents and we want the community to know. Thank you.”

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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