News & Events

It’s an exciting night!

Our own Brian Berlinski got in on the act! Don’t miss out tomorrow – Deaf Magicians are with us for one more night!



[image description: two photos of Brian Berlinski on stage with Deaf Magicians and assistants. He is wearing a wry grin and a long leather coat draping along the stage in one photo, and his head is sticking through a hole in a black fabric box in the second.]

A Day Out for the DeafHope Team

As part of our commitment to collective leadership and ongoing improvement of our structure, the DeafHope EDs took some time for team building at Omescape in Richmond.  We had fun while learning a lot about ourselves and how we work together.  We were reminded of some important lessons through an exciting team game: Remember to look at the big picture, Don’t rush over things and Ask for help when you need it!  We finished the day feeling reinvigorated and connected.

staff day

[image description, collage of three photos: In the left photo, Amber Hodson (wearing a purple cardigan, hoop earrings and sunglasses), Tara Holcomb (wearing a blue and white blouse, hair pulled back with sunglasses) and Aracelia Aguilar (wearing a multi-colored top, hoop earrings and hair in a ponytail) are standing close, smiling at the camera. Blue skies, a calm sparkling ocean and sailboat masts are in the background.  The middle photo shows the logo of Omescape in metal lettering on a wooden backdrop.  The right photo shows Amber, Tara and Aracelia standing together in front of a backdrop with words all over it like PLAY, ESCAPE, TREASURE, FUN, and LOVE PEOPLE.  We are each holding signs – Amber’s says “uh-oh”, Tara’s says “I feel smart today” and Aracelia’s says “almost”.]

Join us for a night of Magic!

The World Deaf Magician’s Tour is coming to Fremont! DeafHope is hosting the show for two nights. Buy your tickets at the door.

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7th WDM Tour 2015 CSDF

Save the Date!

Get your tickets here

2015 Tea Party
[image description: purple and white flyer with a drawing of a flowery tea pot pouring tea into a cup. Photos are shown of Sami Thuahnai (flashing an ILY sign at the camera), Emcee; Drago Renteria (wearing a fedora and glasses), 2015 Trailblazer, and Elena Ruiz-Williams (hair short, wearing glasses), speaker. Text reads DeafHope Tea Party, Oct 4 12-4p $75, Wedgewood Banquet 10051 Doolittle Dr. Oakland CA. A seed for change!]

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Anniversary of our New Logo

This summer DeafHope celebrated the one year anniversary of our new logo. Find out more about the history and development of the DeafHope logo:

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DeafHope receives Funding from the Blue Shield of California Foundation

We are excited to announce that DeafHope has received another year of funding from the Blue Shield of California Foundation.  So honored to have their support in ending violence in the Deaf community! This grant of $15,000 will pay for direct advocacy services for Deaf survivors including peer counseling, systems support and exploring community-based alternatives to safety.



[image description: logo, text reads blue of california foundation, with an image of a blue shield with the medical snake on it after the word blue ]

Don’t miss out on DeafHope trainings and events

We sometimes get feedback from people that they haven’t heard about our events or trainings.  We don’t want you to miss out!  We post information on our website, Facebook and Twitter accounts. The front page of our website has links to follow us.  The best way to stay in touch with the news and events at DeafHope is to subscribe to updates from our website.  Check out this video to learn more:

[description: Opening title “How to subscribe to DeafHope email updates”  Video opens with Ken Arcia sitting in front of a brown background.  He is wearing glasses.  He explains the purpose of this video, to learn how to subscribe to DeafHope email updates.  Then he shows a short tutorial with computer screen images guiding people through the DeafHope website to subscribe.]

DeafHope DVSV Training

We hosted another DVSV training this past weekend with a fabulous group of community members. Thank you all for your commitment to ending violence! Check out our training announcement here if you are interested in joining the next one. Stay tuned for our 2016 calendar of trainings to be released soon by subscribing to our updates.

[description: group photo in front of a bright blue painting and two windows looking out onto green trees. 9 people are standing together in two rows (with Tara on the far right holding her baby). Everyone is smiling at the camera.]

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