• Survivor Services

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  • Taking Action, Creating Change

    Justice for Deaf Victims National Coalition (JDVNC) and Deaf DAWN invite you to its 2016 biennial advocacy conference at the Sheraton Hotel in Silver Spring, Maryland, October 25-28, 2016

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  • Mental Health Counselor - Available position

    DAWN is seeking a Mental Health Counselor to provide vital therapeutic services for survivors on on-going basis. The position is contractual. Please see the link for more information.

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  • Strength of ONE!

    Strength of ONE! One hour, one person, one community...YOU can make a difference by being a part of our cause. All it takes is donating one hour of your pay. Please donate to DAWN for our survivors during the holidays. #StrengthofONE

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  • What's your definition of love?

    Watch what love means to some members of our Deaf community.

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  • Young adults are at the greatest risk of intimate partner abuse.

    DAWN provides support services and educational outreach to Deaf adults ages 18 - 24 to help stop and prevent domestic abuse.

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    Shop at smile.amazon.com (same website as www.amazon.com, but with a perk!) and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to DAWN.

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  • We believe in the inherent health and resiliency of survivors.

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Healthy Relationship?

Is your relationship a good one? To find out, take our relationship quiz.


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Donate money or time to help us help stop abuse.


Need help now?

Have you been abused and need help from DAWN? Access our resources.


Our Mission

DAWN's mission is to promote healthy relationships and end abuse in the Deaf community of the Washington, DC area. We do this in two ways:

  • Providing survivors of abuse with help they need to heal and progress with their lives.
  • Educating Deaf and hearing communities on the issues and how to foster positive relationships.

Need help now?

Emergency E-mail Hotline (Mon – Fri 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

If this is an emergency, dial 911

What we provide

Are you a Deaf survivor of domestic violence, sexual abuse, or stalking? DAWN provides crisis intervention services for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind communities. Our survivor services include:

  • Resource referral (medical and legal)
  • Case management
  • Peer advocacy
  • Counseling
  • Support groups
50% of deaf women
16% of deaf men

are victims of domestic abuse.

More Facts & Stats

DAWN provides educational outreach and other resources to help prevent abuse and promote healthy relationships in Washington, DC’s Deaf community.