OUR PHILOSOPHY

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

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.

CHANGE BEGINS WITH YOU

LEARN MORE
GET HELP
DO SOMETHING

WHAT CAN DEAFSAFE DO?

  • Listen, support you, give you tools for safety and self sufficiency.
  • Help you with restraining orders, police reports, and communication access.
  • Go with you to court and medical appointments.
  • WHAT CAN I DO TO SUPPORT A SURVIVOR?

  • Always listen to and believe the survivor.
  • Ask the survivor how you can help.
  • Respect the survivor's choices and boundary needs.
  • Keep your conversations with the survivor confidential.
  • DEAF WOMEN ARE VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
    1 OUT OF 2
    Facts & Stats: "DAWN" Web., 24 March 2016.
    DEAF MEN EXPERIENCE SEXUAL TRAUMA IN THEIR LIFETIME
    4 OUT OF 10
    Schild & Dalenbery, 2015
    COMPARED TO HEARING WOMEN DEAF WOMEN EXPERIENCE SEXUAL ASSAULT
    TWICE THE RATE
    Anderson, 2010

    THE MOST TROUBLING FACT IS...

    "...the Deaf Community is largely invisible to victim service providers..."

    CONTACT US

    Contact DeafSAFE if you are experiencing domestic violence, sexually assaulted or being stalked.

    PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    Partner with DeafSAFE to become more inclusive for the Deaf community and put an end to the silent epidemic of systematic re-traumatization for Deaf Survivors.
     
    TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
    It is important to respond to the Deaf survivors' needs in a culturally and linguistically appropriate manner. DeafSAFE provides workshops for community members, law enforcement, hospitals and medical centers and nonprofit organizations at no charge.
     
    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.
    4708 Roseville Road, Suite 111
    North Highlands, CA 95660
    VP (916) 993-3393
    V (916) 349-7500
     
     
    National Hotline for Deaf Survivors
    VP (209) 518-9361
    AIM DeafHotline
     
    This project was supported by 2014-UD-AX-0005 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.