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 are affected by their experience of sexual violence, present or past, who are deaf or hard of hearing
Deaf and hard of hearing Domestic Violence survivors who also experience sexual violence
Intimate partners and family members close to survivors who are also emotionally affected by sexual violence

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 SV 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 at 916-993-3393 VP or cmichaels@norcalcenter.org
Hotline Email: hotline@deaf-hope.org Mon-Fri 9am-5pm PST

This project was supported by Grant No. 2009-KS-CA-0001 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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