The Deaf Community is a beautiful linguistic and cultural minority. But we also experience domestic and sexual violence at a greater incidence as a minority population.
The National Domestic Violence Hotline partners with ADWAS to provide a Hotline staffed by Deaf advocates who answer calls from 9am-5pm, Monday through Friday in American Sign Language. Through empowerment philosophy, Deaf advocates truly understand who they are helping, and can easily communicate information and promote access to resources with culturally sensitive training.
Deaf Unity is partnering with CSD in a national campaign to help raise funds for the National Hotline