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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
Deaf and hard of hearing individuals who are affected by domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and/or stalking whether as a survivor or as a friend or a relative supporting another person with this experience.

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 a DV or SV survivor who is deaf or hard of hearing, or you're are a family member or a friend supporting a survivor, contact us for more information.

Contact DeafSAFE Advocate at 916-993-3393 VP or

In case of emergency, please use the national hotline provided for Deaf survivors:
9 am - 5 pm PST
Videophone: (855) 812-1001
AIM: DeafHotline E-Mail:
After Hours: Via VRS: (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.