Over the past year, we collaborated with a broad coalition of Deaf anti-violence advocates and organizations from all over the world. We addressed a critical need through our #WhoWillAnswer campaign. The response from the community was incredible, but there’s still work to be done.
Sustainable funding to set up a permanent, 24/7 hotline for Deaf survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse is necessary. Our community stands behind us, now we need to educate the government and members of the U.S. Congress.
The general public has direct access to hotline services, anytime and anywhere, but the deaf community doesn’t. Domestic violence doesn’t keep business hours. Equal access is necessary to save lives.
Take action today. Sign the online petition. Share information with your community, legislators and members of the media. Explain why it is important to establish a 24/7 Deaf hotline: Direct communication access to the domestic violence hotline saves lives.