Resources and Outreach

Improve Your Program’s Outreach

If you are a family violence program, here are some ideas for helping improve your program’s outreach to those Deaf, DeafBlind and hard of hearing:

Make efforts to understand the Deaf culture:

  • Invite deaf advocates to your program.
  • Recruit Deaf, DeafBlind and hard of hearing volunteers.
  • Become familiar with Deaf resources: local interpreters, churches, cultural groups and school programs.
  • Add TTY phone numbers to printed materials.
  • Teach staff to use TTY and ensure that the line is always answered.
  • Ensure that television public service announcements are close captioned.

The Hotline also provides technical assistance to hearing programs to help them meet the needs of Deaf survivors seeking their services. If you or your organization needs more ­information please e-mail: [email protected]

Further Resources

Resources provided by ADWAS: Abused Deaf Women Advocacy Services

California – San Francisco

Deaf Hope
470 27th St.
Oakland, CA 94612
Videophone: 510-735-8553
Office: 510-267-8800 (Voice)
Fax: 510-740-0946
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.deaf-hope.org

California – Los Angeles

Peace Over Violence
Deaf, Disabled & Elder Services
Voice: 213-955-9090
Videophone: 866-947-8684
Website: peaceoverviolence.org

California – Sacramento

Deaf Survivor Advocacy for Empowerment (DeafSAFE) program (under NorCal Services for Deaf/HH)
4708 Roseville Road, Suite 111
North Highlands, CA 95660
Videophone: 916-993-3393
Videophone: 916-993-3048
Voice (after hours): 916-236-1184
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.norcalcenter.org/deafsafe


DOVE-Deaf Overcoming Violence Through Empowerment
PO Box 150449
Denver, CO 80215
24 hour Crisis Line: 303-831-7874 (Videophone/Voice) or [email protected]*
(*Advocate will respond within 20 min)
Office: 303-831-7932 (Videophone/Voice)
Fax: 303-831-4092
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.deafdove.org


DIAA-Deaf Iowans Against Abuse, Inc.
VP/Voice: 319-382-3078
Email: [email protected]
Crisis Hotline Contact Information:
Hotline VP/Voice: 319-531-7719
Email: [email protected]
Crisis Text Line Only: 515-661-4015
Website: www.DIAAIowa.org


Chicago Hearing Society-Domestic Violence Program
2001 N Clybourn Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
Office: 773-248-9174 (TTY)
Office: 773-248-9121 (Voice)
Videophone: 773-904-0156
Fax: 773-248-9176
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.chicagohearingsociety.org


Our Deaf Survivors Center, Inc ODSC
PO Box 2276
Worcester, MA 01613
During business hours:
Contact Cultural Broker: 978-451-7225 (VP) or email [email protected]
Hotline: 844-637-2723 Monday-Friday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Website: www.odscunity.org


CSD of Minnesota-ThinkSelf
2375 University Avenue W. Suite 110
St. Paul, MN 55114
Office Videophone: 651-964-2052
Videophone to reach Advocate: 651-829-9089
24/7 Text Hotline and Facetime: 651-280-7878
Glide username: @ThinkSelfAdvocates
Email: [email protected]
Fax: 651-256-1053
Website: www.deafabe.com

New York – NYC

Barrier Free Living’s Non-Residential Domestic Violence Program
P.O Box 20799
New York, New York 10009
Videophone: 646-350-2662
Fax: 212-673-5167
Nicolyn Plummer
Email: [email protected]
Hotline: 212-533-4358 V; After 5 p.m.: 866-689-4357
Website: www.bflnyc.org

New York – Rochester

ASADV-Advocacy Services for Abused Deaf Victims
PO Box 20023
Rochester, NY 14602-0023
VP: 585-286-2713
TTY/Fax: 585-232-2854
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.deafignite.org

New York – Syracuse

Vera House, Inc.
6181 Thompson Road, Suite 100
Syracuse, NY 13206
Phone:  315-425-0818
24-hour Crisis and Support Lines:
315-468-3260 Domestic Violence
315-422-7273 Rape & Sexual Assault
TTY:  315-484-7263 (business hours)


DWAVE-Deaf World Against Violence Everywhere
PO Box 1286
Worthington, OH 43085
Office Videophone: 614-678-5476
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.dwaveohio.org


Safe Place
PO Box 19454
Austin, TX 78760
24-hour hotline: 512-267-SAFE (7233)
V for Deaf services: 512-356-1599
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.safeaustin.org/safeplace


SLCAD: Sego Lily Center for the Abused Deaf
452 east 3900 south
Salt Lake City, Utah. 84107
SLCAD Hotline VP: 801-614-7885
Text: 801-997-0452
AIM: slcadhotline
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.slcad.org


DVAS-Deaf Vermonters Advocacy Services
PO Box 61
South Barre, VT 05670
Videophone/Voice: 802-661-4091 (Advocate will respond within 30 min)
Text: 720-235-6539
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.dvas.org

Washington, D.C.

5321 First Pl NE
Washington, DC 20011
Videophone: 202-559-5366
Fax: 202-742-1730
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.deafdawn.org


ADWAS – Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services
8623 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
Office: 206-922-7088 (VP)
24/7 National Deaf Hotline: 1-855-812-1001 (VP) | Email: [email protected] | Instant Messenger: DeafHotline
Fax: 206-726-0017
General Email: [email protected]
Website: www.adwas.org


Deaf Unity
PO Box 8713
Madison, WI 53708
Hotline text line: 608-466-2881 (Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Central time)
Hotline email: [email protected]g
Website: www.deafunitywi.org

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