VIOLENCE/ABUSE/CRISIS HOTLINE ORGANIZATIONS ACCESSIBLE
TO DEAF VICTIMS AND SURVIVORS BY TTY, FAX OR E-MAIL

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Last Updated: 9/26/2003

NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE/ABUSE HOTLINE (TTY)800-787-3224

Many U.S. local and state agencies provide crisis hotlines, counseling, legal referrals and advocacy, and operate community education programs. If they don't have TTY's they can be contacted through a relay operator (711) in the U.S. or by fax or e-mail. They are usually listed in the phone directory under government agencies or social services.

If you contact a crisis hotline, here are some things they may be able to help you with:

Crisis Counseling
Safety Planning
Information and Referral
Court Accompaniment
Legal Advocacy
Medical Advocacy
Shelter Assessment and Intake
Temporary Protective Orders
Educational Services
Parenting and Children's programs
Psychotherapy Services

Shelter Services are legally required to provide interpreters, but sadly they don't always know this, and they often don't have interpreters who are immediately available. They also don't usually have TTYs, flashing lights or other accommodations that are essential for Deaf women to feel they are safe, included, and they are not alone. But they do provide important services in times of crisis.

Womens' Shelters can provide:

Basic Needs and Safety
Advocacy / Case Management
Court Accompaniment
Counseling
Information and Referral
Children's Programs
Life Skills Workshops

All crisis hotlines are accessible through relay services (711) in the U.S., but here are a few you can reach directly by TTY:

ADWAS (Abused Deaf Women's Advocacy Services)
2627 Eastlake Avenue East
Seattle WA 98102-3213
(TTY ONLY): Business Office Phone 206-726-0093
(TTY ONLY): 24-hour crisis line 206-236-3134
FAX: 206-726-0017
E-Mail: adwas@adwas.org
Website: http://www.adwas.org
ADWAS is for Deaf, Deaf-Blind, and Hard of Hearing victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in the Seattle/King County and South Snohomish County areas of Western Washington, although, if a victim moves here to escape her abuser, then she is considered a resident of Seattle/King County (or S. Sno. Co.)

DWAV in California has sadly closed its doors,
but a new agency called Deaf Hope will be opening
for Bay Area residents soon:
Website: http://deaf-hope.org
DeafHope will be providing advocacy services to Deaf survivors in the Bay Area, effective immediately. Shortly, we will be announcing our 24-hour TTY hotline and community office information.

If you or anyone you know are experiencing domestic violence and/or sexual assault, please contact DeafHope at services@deaf-hope.org. An advocate will be in contact with you.

Dove-Advocacy Services for Abused Deaf Women and Children
Jennifer A. Pfau, Executive Director
P.O. Box 44191
Denver, CO 80201
TTY:(303)831-7932
RELAY: 1-800-659-3656
FAX:(303)831-7282
24-HR TTY CRISIS LINE: (303)831-7874
E-mail: jennpfau@aol.com


DAWN - Deaf Abused Women's Network in Washington, DC
1701 K Street, NW, Suite301
Washington, DC 20006
24-HR TTY HOTLINE: 1-866-290-DAWN (3296)
Website: www.deafdawn.org


DAWCAS - Deaf Abused Women and Children Advocacy Services in Austin, TX
24-HR HOTLINE: 1-888-915-8159 (or thru the relay at 711)
Website: www.dawcas.org


DVAS - Deaf Victims Advocacy Services in Vermont
24-HR TTY SUPPORT LINE: 1-800-303-DVAS (3827) (or thru the relay at 711)
Website: http://www.dvas.org


LACAAW - Los Angeles Commission on
Assaults Against Women
DEAF AND DISABLED SERVICES
605 West Olympic Boulevard, Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA 90015
TTY: 213-955-9095
FAX: 213-955-9093
Skilled ASL counselors staff the TTY line for Deaf and hearing-impaired women who wish to receive counseling on the phone, set-up appointments for in-person counseling or get general information.
Website: http://www.lacaaw.org/lacaaw/services.html
E-Mail: lacaaw@lacaaw.org

National Domestic Violence/Abuse Hotline
Voice: 1-800-799-SAFE
Voice: 1-800-799-7233
TTY: 1-800-787-3224

Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence
2064 Eastman Ave., Suite 104
Ventura, CA 93003
Voice: 805-654-8141
Voice: 24-Hour Hotline: 805-656-1111
Voice: Spanish Hotline: 800-300-2181
TTY: 805-656-4439
FAX: 805-654-1264
Website: http://www.thecoalition.org/index.html

Victim Services Hotlines
2 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10007
Voice: 212-577-7700
Voice: 24-hour hotline: 800-621-HOPE (4673)
Voice: 24-hour Domestic Violence TTY Hotline:
TTY: 212-233-3456
TTY: 800-810-7444
FAX: 212-385-0331
Website: http://www.victimservices.org/

Friends of Battered Women and Their Children
P. O. Box 608548
Chicago, IL 60660
Voice: 773-274-5232
Voice Hotline: 1-800-603-HELP
TTY: 773-274-6508
FAX: 773-262-2543
E-mail: afriendsplace@worldnet.att.net
Website: http://www.afriendsplace.org/

Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence

8645 Martin Way NE - Suite 103
Lacey, WA 98516
Voice: 360-407-0756
FAX: 360-407-0761
TTY: 360-407-0760
E-Mail: wscadv@wscadv.org



Find more resources at these links:

Abuse - Deafness Hard of Hearing - Net Links
Domestic Violence Hotlines
Domestic Violence Resources
FMF - 911 For Women
NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE
Depressed or suicidal? Free confidential support worldwide from Befrienders International

More E-mail and WEB addresses for organizations with crisis hotlines (If they have TTY numbers, they were not listed)


RAPE, ABUSE & INCEST NATIONAL NETWORK
Website: http://www.rainn.org/
Voice: 1-800-656-HOPE


RAINN operates the nation's only toll-free hotline for survivors of sexual assault. The hotline is operated 24 hours a day, and routes each call instantaneously to the rape crisis center nearest the caller by reading the first area code and prefix of the caller's telephone number. All centers on the network provide counseling and support, and each call is confidential. RAINN's office is located at:
252 Tenth Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
Voice: Business Phone: (202) 544-1034
FAX: (202) 544-1401

National Coalition Against Sexual Assualt
125 N. Enola Drive
Enola, Pennsylvania 17025
Voice: 717-728-9764
FAX: 717-732-1575

Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
130 Seward Street, Room 209
Juneau, AK 99801
Voice: 907-586-3650
FAX: 907-463-4493
Website:
http://www.andvsa.org/

Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence
100 West Camelback Road, Suite 109
Phoenix, AZ 85013
Voice: 602-279-2900
FAX: 602-279-2980
E-mail: acadv@goodnet.com

Arkansas Coalition Against Domestic Violence

#1 Sheriff Lane, Suite C
North Little Rock, AR 72114
Voice: 501-812-0571
FAX: 501-812-0578
E-mail: ssigmon@arkansas.net


Colorado Domestic Violence Coalition
P.O. Box 18902
Denver, CO 80218
TOLL-FREE: 888-778-7091
Voice: 303-831-9632
FAX: 303-832-7067
E-mail: ccadv@ix.netcom.com
Website: http://www.psynet.net/ccadvc
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D.C. Coalition Against Domestic Violence
513 U Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
Voice: 202-783-5332
FAX: 202-387-5684
Website: http://www.dccadv.org/

Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence
815 Park Blvd, Suite 140
Boise, ID 83712
TOLL-FREE: 888-293-6118
Voice: 208-384-0419
FAX: 208-331-0687
E-mail: domvio@micron.net

Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence
801 South 11th Street
Springfield, Illinios 62703
Voice: 217-789-2830
FAX: 217-789-1939

Chicago Abused Women Coalition
P.O. Box 477916
Chicago, IL 60647-7916
Voice Hotline: 773-278-4566
Voice Administration: 773-489-9081
E-mail: cawcadmin@mindspring.com
Website: http://www.cawc.org/


Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence
2511 E. 46th Street, Suite N-3
Indianapolis, IN 46205
TOLL-FREE: 800-332-7385
Voice: 317-543-3908
FAX: 317-377-7050
Website: http://www.violenceresource.org/

Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women
1821 University Ave.W.Suite S-112
St. Paul, MN 55104
Metro-Area Hotline: 651-646-0994
Phone: 651-646-6177>
FAX: 651-646-1527
E-mail: mcbw@pclink.com Website:
http://DAWN_1.tripod.com/MCBW/

Mississippi State Coalition Against Domestic Violence

5425 Executive Plaza
Jackson, MS 39206
Voice: TOLL-FREE: 800-898-3234
Voice: 601-981-9196
FAX: 601-981-2501
E-mail?

SAFE House
18 Sunrise Drive, Ste. G-70
Henderson, NV 89014
Voice: 702-451-4203
FAX: 702-451-4302
E-mail: safe@intermind.net
Website: http://home.talkcity.com/karmaway/stunaep/safehouse/index.html

New Mexico State Coalition Against Domestic Violence
P.O. Box 25266
Albuquerque, NM 87125
TOLL-FREE: 800-773-3645 (in New Mexico Only)
Legal Helpline: 800-209-DVLH
Voice: 505-246-9240
FAX: 505-246-9434
E-mail: nmcadv@nmcadv.org
Website: http://www.nmcadv.org/dv/

North Dakota Council on Abused Women's Services
State Networking Office
418 East Rosser Avenue, Suite 320
Bismarck, ND 58501
TOLL-FREE: 800-472-2911 (In ND Only)
Voice: 701-255-6240
FAX: 701-255-1904
Website: http://constitution.btigate.com/~endabuse/html/home.html

Ohio Domestic Violence Network

4041 North High Street, Suite 400
Columbus, OH 43214
TOLL-FREE: 800-934-9840
Voice: 614-784-0023
FAX: 614-784-0033
Website: http://www.ohiodvnetwork.org/

Oklahoma Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
2525 NW Expressway, Suite 208
Oklahoma City, OK 73116
TOLL-FREE: 800-522-9054
Voice: 405-848-1815
FAX: 405-848-3469
Website: http://www.ocadvsa.org/

Laurel House

P.O. Box 764
Norristown, PA 19404
Voice: 800-642-3150
HOTLINE: 1-800-642-3150
Fax: 610-275-4018
E-mail: LaurelHaus@aol.com
Website: http://www.libertynet.org/laurelh/

Resource Center of Aberdeen, S.D.
Voice: 24-Hour Crisis Line: (605) 226-1212
Voice: Toll Free: (888) 290-2935
Website: http://www.angelfire.com/sk/rescenter/

Tennessee Task Force Against Domestic Violence
P.O. Box 120972
Nashville, TN 37212
TOLL-FREE: 800-356-6767
Voice: 615-386-9406
FAX: 615-383-2967
Website: http://www.citysearch.com/nas/ttfadv

Texas Council on Family Violence
P.O. Box 161810
Austin, TX 78716
TOLL-FREE: 800-525-1978
Voice: 512-794-1133
FAX: 512-794-1199
Website: http://www.ndvh.org/

Vermont Network Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
P.O. Box 405
Montpelier, VT 05601
Voice: 802-223-1302
FAX: 802-223-6943

E-mail: vnadvsa@sover.net
Website: http://www.vnadvsa.together.com/

Washington State Domestic Violence Hotline
Voice: 800-562-6025
E-mail: csn@willapabay.org

Manitowoc Domestic Violence Center
PO Box 1142
Manitowoc, WI 54220
Voice: 920-684-5770
Website: http://www.lakeshorebizdir.com/dvc.htm


Center for the Prevention of Sexual and Domestic Violence
936 North 34th Street, Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98103
Voice: 206-634-1903
FAX: 206-634-0115
Website: http://www.cpsdv.org/

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