Deaf Awareness Month Highlight #14

For the 14th day of Deaf Awareness Month, C.A.N. is celebrating the service and vision of Adwas.

1986 — Today:  From humble beginnings in the basement of Marilyn Smith’s home to a Supportive Housing building, it all began on March 25, 1986. ADWAS was created to support and empower Deaf and DeafBlind survivors of domestic/ sexual violence. Since services began, there have been over 2,200 cases and more than 2,800 clients served. Over 43,000 people have received education and training. Here’s to more years working together with the community, local agencies, and supporters to end violence and to build healthy communities.

Adwas is located in Seattle, Wasington. They have many local and nation-wide services and resources including a national deaf domestic violence hotline

You can find out more about Adwas on their website and on their Facebook page