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Deaf Power and Control Wheel in ASL

DeafHope is excited to share a new version of our Power and Control Wheel in ASL.  Click on each section for a video.  If you are experiencing any of these forms of abuse, there is support for you.  Contact DeafHope or the National VP Hotline.

Thank you to Wenda Whalen, one of DeafHope’s founding Board members for sharing her ASL talents. Also giving thanks to Rossana Reis for designing our Deaf Power and Control Wheel.  We are grateful to each survivor for sharing their story and courage, which contributed to the important information in this Wheel.


DeafHope’s #IKnowSomeone campaign has come to a close, but you still can submit videos any time.  We can all help in the effort to spread awareness and support for survivors of domestic and sexual violence.  You can check out our playlist with all #IKnowSomeone videos below.  We send a heartfelt thank you to all the community members who participated in this important campaign.

Culturally Responsive DV Network

DeafHope is honored to work with peer DVSV organizations from around the state of California who provide services to marginalized and underserved communities.  As a part of CRDVN, a project funded by the Blue Shield of California Foundation, we are working together to make sure survivors of color, undocumented, Deaf and other survivors are at the forefront of policy, funding and services.  Last week CRDVN met to discuss our plans for the next six months, which include advocacy on the state level for increased funding and improved safety planning for undocumented survivors.  We learned about how nonprofits can advocacy for policy change and had some fun self-care in the evening with henna!

[image description: large photo on the left, group of women standing in a large room with a light wood floor, looking toward a speaker, large painted images on white paper on the floor. Bottom left, orange letters CRDVN on pink background with confetti shapes around it. bottom middle, someone getting intricate henna tattoo on their hand.  top right round painted image on white paper of flowers and a river with the words returning to the root and source. middle right, painted image on white paper of green leaves, a stream and footprints with the words discovering footprints.  bottom right, painted image on white paper of a large green tree with the words in the world renewed.]

DeafHope Board Retreat

The DeafHope Board and Staff met for our annual retreat this weekend.  We had fun, discussed our vision for 2018 and got excited for the new projects in store for our communities!

[image description: collage of four images. on the left, group photo of DeafHope team outside, smiling at the camera, Rochelle and Aracelia sitting in front, Amber, Mary, Jane, Brian and Sherry standing in the back. at top right, snapchat image of Brian with a curly blonde wig animation, raising his arms in the air in triumph. at middle right, Brian and Aracelia sitting in a living room smiling at the camera.  At bottom right, Jane, Brian and Aracelia are leaning over a table playing a board game.]



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Happy Holidays from DeafHope!

[description: DeafHope holiday photo, standing together smiling at the camera holding holiday ornaments. Mary is on the left wearing glasses and a grey sweater, then Aracelia with hair pulled back, wearing a red sweater and shiny scarf. Next is Jane wearing a dark top, then Brian with a holiday hat, last is Julie wearing a black top and silver bangles. In the background you can see just the top of a lighted christmas tree.]


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