What can Deaf Unity do?

You matter. We provide...

What we do best. Empowering victims with information, strategies,
and choices to make themselves safe, healthy, and independent.

All Deaf individuals, those with any type of hearing loss, need a safe environment. Deaf Unity works with all Deaf individuals who experience domestic violence, sexual assault, and other crimes. By providing support and resources to Deaf survivors, we are ensuring their safety and well-being. Through advocacy, we can provide hope to Deaf survivors who seek to escape from abuse.

Our services are free and confidential

What is Advocacy?

To advocate means to stand and give voice to Deaf people whose voices have been ignored or oppressed.

Deaf Unity provides:

  • Victim/Survivor advocacy

  • Crisis intervention/counseling

  • Peer support/education

  • Legal support/accompaniment

  • Deaf empowerment

  • Financial information and referral

  • Shelter information and referral

  • Transportation assistance

  • Material assistance

  • Information and referral

  • Hotline 

  • Safety planning

  • Community education

See below for types of violence we work with, however; if it's not listed here, contact us and we will work with you to ensure you get the services you need from Deaf Unity, or through a partner agency.

Types of Victimization:

  • Sexual Abuse

  • Domestic Abuse

  • Human Trafficking

  • Bullying

  • Stalking/Threats

  • Financial Abuse

  • Emotional Abuse

  • Psychological Abuse

  • Identity Theft

  • Elder Abuse

  • Digital Abuse

  • Spiritual Abuse

  • Hate Crime

  • Robbery/Theft

  • Homicide

​ ​                .... and many more.

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Deaf Unity

Email: info@deafunitywi.org

Hotline Email: help@deafunitywi.org

Hotline Text: 608-466-2881

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The Team

Debra Gorra Barash
Executive Director Interim
Alyssa Hanbury
Statewide Victim Advocate
Kelly Storm
Statewide Community Outreach & Children Coordinator

The Board of Directors

Denise Johnson
Board President
Leah Simmons
Board Secretary
Bonnie Eldred
Board Vice President
Gabrielle Humlicek
Board Member
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