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Abused Deaf Women's Advocacy Services

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Most of us can look back and remember a joyful holiday celebration shared with family or friends. For families transitioning away from violence these celebrations can be bitter sweet, especially for children.

We believe that helping families to maintain the consistency of their traditions is a way to give Deaf and Deaf Blind survivors of domestic violence, hope, a chance to rebuild and celebrate the joy of family, renewed and safe.

I have been coordinating this amazing program for almost 20 years and I have seen for myself how perfect strangers can meet through the act of giving and receiving and in the end everyone feels a little better.

If you want to be a part of making this happen, join us for "Share the Holidays" by adopting an ADWAS family, Buy an artificial tree/decorations/lights, purchase a gift card for food+ stores to be given to mothers for the holidays, buy gifts for children (typical donation is about $70 per child), make a cash donation.

Contact Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services to find out how, adwas@adwas.org or contact Linda at linda@adwas.org

Have a blessed year,

Linda Goldman

Program coordinator

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About Abused Deaf Women's Advocacy Services


8623 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115, US

Mission Statement

Abused Deaf Women's Advocacy Services empowers Deaf and Deaf Blind survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and harassment to transform their lives, while striving to change the beliefs and behaviors that foster and perpetuate violence. We provide comprehensive services to individuals and families, community education, and advocacy on systems and policy issues.


Abused Deaf Women's Advocacy Services was founded in 1986 by a group of concerned community members after the tragic death of a Deaf women at the hands of her abuser.

Today we have 21 staff, and operate a 24/7 national Deaf domestic violence hotline offering crisis intervention. We also offer domestic violence and sexual assault case management services, counseling and support groups, safe shelter and transitional housing, legal and medical advocacy, parenting classes and children's services. ADWAS is an active member of the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the Coalition Ending Gender Based Violence, and we work with other agencies around the area to achieve the common goal of one day ending domestic violence.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
People with Disabilities


Thu Oct 15, 2020 - Wed Dec 16, 2020


8623 Roosevelt Way NESeattle, WA 98115






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