What is DeafHope?
DeafHope is the UK’s only sign-language based service to help Deaf women and children who suffer from domestic abuse. DeafHope now covers London, Kent, Surrey and Sussex.
Deaf women are more at risk of domestic abuse than hearing women. When sign language is the main way you communicate it can be very hard to get help. We offer support and advice through our outreach workers, independent domestic violence advisors (DVAs), children and families workers, Young DeafHope team and through signposting.
DeafHope can provide training to professionals who want to learn more about DeafHope, domestic violence and the deaf community or who may have a deaf client.
How to make a referral
To make a referral to DearHope you can phone: 0208 7723241, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or text the 24 hour SMS only number: 07970 350366.
Keeping in contact
As part of DeafHope's prevention work, their Young DeafHope team deliver workshops to young Deaf individuals on varying topics such as Healthy Relationships, Anti-bullying, Forced Marriage and Honor Based Violence and sexting/ cyber bullying. They are also offering a new workshop on HIV. This topic is extremely important for young Deaf individuals as many have no HIV awareness. The materials are adapted specifically for Deaf clients so they are accessible. For more details contact DeafHope.