Domestic Violence Support and Resources

The term “domestic violence” includes any abusive, threatening or violent behavior between an intimate partner (current or former intimate partner-boyfriend, ex-boyfriend, husband, ex-husband, ex-girlfriend, wife, ex-wife). Domestic violence can happen anywhere to anyone of any race, religion, culture or economic status and it can happen in the home, too. Domestic violence causes physical, psychological or sexual harm to those in the relationship and it happens whenever the abuser chooses to abuse.

If you are in danger, please call 911.

Videos about Domestic Violence

Health Bridges Web - What is Domestic Violence? (ASL)

WinkASL – Domestic Violence ASL Hotline

Deaf-Hope - Domestic Violence (ASL)

Power and Control
The following are diagrams showing tactics used by abusers to assert their power and control over a victim of domestic violence. These examples do not happen to everyone who is a survivor but these are actions that might be used over a period of time.

Power & Control Wheel: People with Disabilities and Their Caregivers

Deaf Related Power and Control Wheel

National Resources

Abused Deaf Women Advocacy Services (ADWAS)

National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-787-3224 (TTY)
1-855-812-1001 (Videophone)
1-800-799-7233 (Voice)
AIM: DeafHotline
Email: Deafhelp@thehotline.org