Deaf Services

We have advocates available to help individuals who are Deaf and hard of hearing

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IM or Email

Contact us on Instant Messenger (DeafHotline) or Email deafhelp@thehotline.org

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Video Phone or TTY

Contact us 24/7 at 1-800-787-3224 (TTY) or by Video Phone at 1-855-812-1001 (Monday to Friday 9AM—5PM PST)

Live Chat

We offer the same advocacy through our new online chat services, available Monday to Friday 9 AM—7PM CST

Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing Services

All survivors of domestic violence face the same issue: abuse thrives in isolation. This can be especially true for survivors of domestic violence who are deaf, deaf blind or hard of hearing.

The hotline strives to educate the public about the need for Deaf, Deaf-blind, and hard of hearing abuse outreach programs. The safe and strictly confidential services that the hotline offers to Deaf survivors can be life-saving. The hotline has partnered with the Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services (ADWAS) to ensure Deaf advocates are available to respond through email, instant messenger, and video phone to those callers seeking help.

Abuse in the Deaf Community
Learn about the specific and unique barriers that victims of domestic violence who are Deaf or hard of hearing may face, and the help that we offer here at the hotline.

Support for the Deaf Community
Our safe and strictly confidential services that we offer to Deaf survivors can be life-saving.

Resources and Outreach
Learn about making efforts to understand the Deaf, Deaf-blind, and hard of hearing culture, and how family violence programs can help.