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  • Rebranding Survey

    ADWAS is Rebranding! And we want you to be a part of it. What are your thoughts and assumptions about ADWAS? What are some common misconceptions about ADWAS? What do you see in the future of ADWAS? This survey will help us determine our current brand identity and where we, as a community, want it […]

  • Save the Date: Hope & Justice Gala 2022!

    Hello! My name is Debra Kahn. I am a white woman with short brown hair with dark red glasses. Also I am wearing a dark navy blue shirt and sitting on a brown sofa with a blue background. I am participating in ADWAS’ Gala Committee. We encourage all of you to save the date on […]

  • Break-In Announcement

    During our 20th anniversary in 2006, we reached a milestone and opened “A Place of Our Own”. This building has served a safe haven for many survivors and their families. We would like to share news that recently, we have had our building broken into. Many of our technology equipment was stolen. Technology equipment is […]

  • Support ADWAS by eating Ice Cream!

    ADWAS is thrilled to announce that you can support us by eating ice cream for the month of March! Molly Moon’s Ice Cream is celebrating Women’s History Month by honoring 4 women in our community and donating proceeds to an organization of their choosing. One of the women is Marilyn Smith, our Founder! Her chosen […]

  • Office Closed

    11/8/21 Dear Community, With the recent covid19 outbreak in our building, what has been and will always remain, is our top priority as an organization is the well-being and health of all our clients, staff and community. Although, since March 2020, we have practiced social distancing, wearing masks, disinfecting common areas, using conference room for […]


    Week 1And she marched for a dream Day 1: Who Founded ADWAS? Day 2: Does ADWAS serve male survivors? Day 3: Where was the first ADWAS office? Day 4: What year was ADWAS established? Day 5: What inspired the establishment of ADWAS? Day 6: Who did ADWAS write their very first two checks to? Day […]

  • Black Lives Matter

    ADWAS joins with many others across the world to express our pain about the continued violence and gross injustices directed at Black people. We grieve with Black community on the continuous countless lives lost in the Black community and most recently, George Floyd. Systemic racism is deeply rooted in our society and it’s critical that […]

  • COVID-19 Resources

    Accurate information in American Sign Language is important for accessibility. Check the information below for up-to-date information about COVID-19. Resources for Survivors Seattle Local Resources for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing  CSD COVID-19 Information COVID-19 Hotline VP: (833) 682-7630

  • New Office Hours

    Physical Office Hours Monday / Wednesday / Friday 9am – 3pm (Closed 12-1pm) Front Desk Phone (206-922-7088) Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm (Closed 12-1pm) Contact Staff Directly (VP/Email) Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm (Closed 12-1pm) National Deaf Hotline (855-812-1001) 24 hours a day 7 days a week ADWAS office hours have temporarily […]