News & Events

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:

[description and transcript in YouTube]

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.]


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

[image description: photo of 8 women and a dog posing in front of a Christmas tree inside an office lobby. everyone is smiling at the camera.]

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.

[image description: white and purple flyer with DeafHope logo at the top. Text reads: 2016 DeafHope DVSV Trainings
Jan 22-24 / June 3-5 / Oct 14-16
DeafHope logo (three purple swirls making a circle with a smaller pink circle inside)
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.

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