• New Position Opening: Advocate Coordinator

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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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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.)
hotline@deafdawn.org

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.