We practice survivor centered philosophy. This means that you choose, you decide. And we support your decision.

For program brochure click here: Program Brochure

Who we serve include:

Individuals who experience domestic violence, dating violence, sexual violence and stalking who are deaf or hard of hearing, and intimate partners and family members close to survivors who are also emotionally affected.

Our confidential and free services include

Talk with an advocate who can provide emotional support

Request an advocate to support you at the hospital

Help with legal issues such as restraining orders and police reports and go with you to court

Advocacy to make sure you have qualified sign language interpreters and effective communication with hospital staff, police officers and in the court system

Support in advocating for your safety and independence

Resources or services for employment, SSI, education, housing, health care, Victim of Crime (VOC) compensation, immigration

Request that an advocate work in a team with police, hospital, social worker, rehab counselor, therapist, and/or district attorney (DA) to better serve and support you.

If you live in Northern California and you are survivor who is deaf or hard of hearing, or your are a family member or a friend supporting a survivor, contact us for more information.

Contact DeafSAFE Advocate
(916) 993-3393 VP or bwatterson@norcalcenter.org

National Hotline for Deaf Survivors
VP (206) 518-9361
AIM: DeafHotline
E-Mail: deafhelp@thehotline.org

Via Video Relay Service: 800-799-7233
TTY: 800-787-3224




This project was supported by Grant No. 2011-UW-AX-0004 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this program are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.








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