Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services presents a support group for Deaf sexual assault survivors starting in January 2014. You are not required to share your experience. Please watch the vlog for more information. If you want to discuss if this group is for you please con
Have you been to the store on our website and wondered what some of our videos are like? Here are excerpts from ‘Far From Love,’ which is an instructional DVD bringing awareness about domestic violence in the Deaf community. Purchase your copy today!
Join The Seattle Foundation as they organize the biggest day of giving in King County. GiveBIG is a one-day online charitable event designed to give generously to non-profits in the Puget Sound including ADWAS! The Seattle Foundation will match gifts proportionally (even gifts from ou
An Evening of Hope & Justice Auction Dinner, live and silent auction to support ADWAS in ending violence in our community. Join us on Saturday, November 1, 2014 for our annual Hope & Justice Auction Gala at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center on the water front. Patron Ticket: $150 Individual Ticket: $110 When you buy a Patron ticket this year, you’ll be treated to a wine & cheese reception with the ADWAS Executive Director and Board. You’ll also have a chance to win a door prize. The Patron VIP early entry begins at 5:00 PM otherwise registration opens at 6:00 PM. To purchase your tickets, please email Patty Liang at email@example.com. All proceeds benefit Deaf and DeafBlind survivors of domestic and sexual violence.
DOORS OPEN 6:30 PM FILM STARTS 7 PM Q/A PANEL & SOCIAL 8 PM DOORS CLOSE 9 PM Press Release Join the abused Deaf women’s advocacy services (ADWAS) and the Engaging Deaf Men Project (EDMP) in their groundbreaking documentary film premiere titled, “Take A Stand”. The documentary follows Deaf men in the community on their journey towards the vision of EDMP which is “to engage Deaf and DeafBlind men as aspiring allies in Taking A Stand to end violence against women through the fostering and creating of opportunities for men to have safe and efficient dialogue(s) with one another as a community of men that creates a positive ripple effect to other men in the Deaf community. In November, 2013, ADWAS launched the first Deaf men weekend retreat for EDMP in which 13 leaders in the community were recruited to attend and take the first steps to discuss their roles in supporting the women’s movement to end violence on all fronts. Men have a positive role to play in the primary prevention efforts in which these efforts not only include discussing healthy relationships but what makes a healthy community free of violence. Creating a space for men to have dialogue allows further discussions on creating an anti-violence community that includes discussing gender based violence, racist violence, and gay bashing as an effort to stop the violence before it starts. From the first retreat led to other engagement opportunities with the men as well as another retreat that expanded to 28 men in which a series of public awareness video projects were created culminating in the film documentary, “Take A Stand”. The evening program will feature the documentary film premiere and audience participation in discussions about the film and how the community can also Take A Stand against violence. The documentary is in English subtitles and also the discussion after the viewing will be in American Sign Language and voice interpreted. For DeafBlind participants requesting accommodation, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org by Oct 22 to RSVP.