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An Online Resource Library on Gender-Based Violence.

What's Happening for Deaf Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence?

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Tuesday, January 25, 2022, 02:00PM

Deaf domestic and sexual violence programs are few and far between in comparison to hearing programs. There are only 20 "for Deaf, by Deaf" programs compared to approximately 3,000 programs designed for hearing survivors. What does this mean for Deaf survivors of domestic and sexual violence trying to heal from violence and abuse? Join this panel discussion with advocates from Deaf domestic and sexual violence programs to learn more about the state of Deaf services. These boots-on-ground advocates will share more about their programs, including about the National Deaf Hotline, the barriers Deaf survivors experience when trying to access services from hearing programs, explore the disparities Deaf survivors of color experience, and share why understanding what's happening, and the resources available to Deaf survivors of domestic and sexual violence, is critical.

Join panelists from DeafHope, DAWN, Bridges Deaf Advocacy Program, and End Abusestaff to learn more about the needs of Deaf survivors of domestic and sexual violence, the barriers they experience, and the resources available, including Deaf anti-violence programs and services.





Roberta Eaton (she/her)

Survivor Resource Specialist

DAWN – Washington, DC

DeAnna Swope (she/her)

Program Manager

BRIDGES Deaf Advocacy Program

Georgia Coalition Against DV


Aracelia Aguilar (she/her)

Empowerment Director

DeafHope – San Francisco, CA

Liam Esposito (he/him)

Project Manager, Deaf-Led Advocacy

Vera Institute of Justice

American Sign Language interpreting will be provided for all webinars in this series. Closed captioning and other accommodations for the live session are available upon request. We use Zoom webinar for all of our virtual trainings. If you need assistance with registering or have any questions you can email us at

Event Contact Information

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The National Center on Ending Abuse of People with Disabilities
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