Confidential. ASL-Accessible. Survivor-centric.
24/7 Deaf Survivors ASL Hotline
The Deaf Hotline is a 24/7 hotline that is ASL accessible for people experiencing abuse. With the Deaf Hotline, you can consult with a culturally-adept and trained advocate in ASL. Whether you're in need of safety planning, crisis intervention, emotional support or have some questions, we are here for you.
A hotline for deaf survivors
About The Deaf Hotline
Formed by a partnership between Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services and the National Domestic Violence Hotline, the National Deaf Hotline of ADWAS has been serving survivors both locally in WA and nationally since 2003. In 2017, The Deaf Hotline went 24/7 and has since then produced educational materials and provided trainings.
Relationship education | Safety planning | Crisis Intervention | Referrals
Deaf Hotline Services
Accessibility, confidentiality and integrity are of great importance to our services. Our advocacy is survivor-centric and we recognize that the self-determined liberation of survivors is tied to the liberation of all people. If you have questions about relationships, anti-violence, or need accessible resources, reach out to us.
Develop relationship skills
Relationship Skills Resources
Browse our ASL educational materials on maintaining healthy relationships.Healthy Relationships
Learn about power and control
Get to the root of domestic violence, sexual assault, harassment, stalking and other types of abuse.About Abuse
Make a safety plan
Safety Plan Development
Check out tips for a safety plan to de-escalate and resolve a crisis or leave an abusive relationship.Safety Planning
Find Services Near You
Deaf Advocacy Programs
Locate deaf programs near you for crisis intervention, advocacy and accessible services. Contact us for information and referrals.Get Help
Deaf survivors in the US face accessibility barriers to domestic violence services. We aspire to change that.
By prioritizing an anti-oppression philosophy, we strive to create an inclusive and equitable society that serves everyone, regardless of their background or identity. We believe that this is essential to achieving our goal of a more accessible and safer world for all.