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Deaf people surviving abuse: DAWN agency

The DAWN agency promotes healthy relationships and ending abuse in the Deaf community. They also provide services to Deaf people surviving abuse.
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Deaf DAWN

The DAWN agency promotes healthy relationships and ending abuse in the Deaf community. For example, they address domestic violence, sexual violence, and other gender-based violence. DAWN also provide services to Deaf people surviving abuse. For example, they refer survivors to medical and legal services. They also provide peer advocacy, support groups, and other services to survivors. Meanwhile, DAWN recognizes that oppression causes violence to Deaf people of all identities.

 

DAWN works in Washington, DC, USA. The DAWN website has some accessibility barriers for people using screen reading software. For example, most images do not have descriptions for people who cannot see them.

 

Also learn about other best practices helping deaf people surviving abuse.

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