Deaf SHARE (Survivor Healing through Advocacy, Resources and Empowerment) serves anyone suffering from the bad experiences of sexual abuse, rape and/or domestic violence. This is for any women, children, teens and men who have experienced violence now or in the past.

SAFE practices airtight confidentiality. The Deaf SHARE staff are culturally Deaf and fluent in ASL. Deaf, hard-of-hearing or Deaf/blind victims of domestic violence, sexual assault or rape can get free and confidential services in Austin/Travis County such as:

Counseling (short-term one-on-one or family) is for women, men and children who have been abused by a partner or spouse or have experienced domestic violence or sexual assault.  A support group for Deaf women is also available.

SafeParenting Classes
Classes are offered periodically and meet once a week for 12 weeks. The classes teach are in ASL and teach parenting skills and discuss how domestic violence affects the whole family.

Case Management
Deaf SHARE also offers case management and advocacy to Deaf victims of domestic/sexual violence. We may be able to help with:

  • Planning for your safety
  • Getting connected to services with other agencies
  • Completing Crime Victims Compensation (CVC) applications
  • Going with you to court or the hospital
  • Basic items like food, diapers, soap, shampoo, linens and school supplies

For more information on Case Management, please contact the Hotline at  512.267.7233 (v) or for Deaf/HH/Deaf-Blind community, please use relay/VRS.

Community Trainings
Free workshops in the community about domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, sexual harassment and healthy relationships are available for anyone.

ASL Videos

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