The National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH) is available to Deaf callers across the nation. ADWAS partners with NDVH, whose headquarters are located in Austin Texas, to provide this valuable service for Deaf callers nationwide.
Deaf NDVH advocates at ADWAS answer videophone calls, instant messages and emails Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM, PST
The 24 hour TTY line is answered 24 hours in Austin, Texas by hearing advocates.
Deaf advocates, because of their experience working in the field of Domestic Violence for Deaf survivors and their extensive training, are uniquely able to provide crisis intervention, education, information and referrals for Deaf callers.
ADWAS can listen, provide information and referrals, do Domestic Violence education and brainstorm with callers different ways to keep safe and do formal safety planning.
ADWAS also can work with Deaf and hearing friends and family member of Deaf survivors.
ADWAS provides support, education and technical assistance for hearing Domestic Violence programs and shelters to improve their accessibility for Deaf survivors who need their services.
Deaf advocates additionally provide outreach within the Deaf community to spread awareness of this special program and information about how and when to reach us.