Deaf Services

Deaf Services

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

IM OR EMAIL

Contact an advocate on Instant Messenger (DeafHotline) or by email: nationaldeafhotline@adwas.org

VIDEO PHONE OR TTY

Get help 24/7 by calling 1-800-787-3224(TTY) or 1-855-812-1001(Video Phone)

LIVE CHAT

We offer advocacy through our online chat services, available every day from 7 a.m.—2 a.m. CST

Deaf, DeafBlind 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, DeafBlind or hard of hearing.

The Hotline strives to educate the public about the need for Deaf, DeafBlind and hard of hearing abuse outreach programs. The safe and strictly confidential services that The Hotline offers to Deaf survivors can be life-saving. We have 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 seeking help.

Abuse in the Deaf CommunityLearn 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 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, DeafBlind and hard of hearing culture, and how family violence programs can help.

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