In 1986, Marilyn J. Smith, established the Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services (ADWAS) in Seattle WA. This organization has not only had an impact on Seattle, but all over the US. Today, ADWAS is honored to announce we are accepting nominations for the 1st ever Marilyn J. Smith In
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
Justice for Deaf Victims National Coalition (JDVNC) and Deaf DAWN are hosting a conference, “Taking Action, Creating Change” at the Sheraton Hotel in Silver Spring, Maryland near our nation’s capital of Washington, DC on October 25-28, 2016. We will be celebrating the evolution of Deaf anti-violence movement spanning thirty years of advocacy and service! In response to the changing needs of the field, JDVNC will be unveiling a new organizational name, logo, mission, vision, and values at the conference. We hope you can join us! There is 45 more days to sign up for the early bird registration which is $290. Please grab this deal, and sign up as soon as possible. Prices will increase to $340 starting February 1st. Register here. In addition, we are gathering call for proposals and presentations. If you or your agency is interested in presenting at the conference, fill out the call for proposal application here. The application is due on February 12, 2016! Some of the workshop topics we are looking to include are: advocacy prevention/education intervention engaging aspiring allies systems advocacy board development capacity building/sustainability legislation/legislative advocacy anti-oppression/ intersectionality community accountability We welcome Deaf advocates, counselors, educators, interpreters, and hearing allies working with Deaf survivors to be a part of a new wave of trauma informed advocacy and violence reduction efforts. Check out www.deafjusticeconference.com for conference updates, and follow us on: Facebook: Justice for Deaf Victims National Coalition Twitter: twitter.com/jdvnc Instagram: deafjustice123 If you have any questions, concerns or need additional information, email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Register today to be a part of a new era for the next 30 years!