ABUSED DEAF WOMENS ADVOCACY SERVICES

Rating: 5 stars   10 reviews

Issues: Homeless & Housing, Human Services, Crime & Law

Location: 8623 Roosevelt Way Ne Seattle WA 98115 USA

Mission: Founded in 1986, the mission of ADWAS is to:- Address the needs of Deaf and Deaf-Blind victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.- Ensure that all the services victims need are fully accessible to them.- Provide professional, community education training, and consultation on Deaf culture, Deaf and Deaf-Blind victims'' needs, and domestic violence and sexual assault to professionals, hearing adults, lay people, children, youth, and members of the Deaf and Deaf-Blind communities.
Programs: Direct Service ProgramEducation/Training Program
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

The work that the people of ADWAS do is an incredible contribution to both the deaf and hearing communities. The staff is well trained in assisting deaf, deaf-blind, and hard of hearing women (and men) through times of crisis and in finding hope. The services provided there benefit people around the country and internationally. ADWAS is also a model for other domestic violence/sexual assault advocacy agencies and shelters as they strive to meet the needs of such an underserved population. Keep it up, ADWAS!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

I am incredibly impressed with the founder, staff and facilities of ADWAS. The people who founded this agency and breathed life into it did it with vision and foresight. Also, with alot of chutzpah -- taking on a huge challenge to raise money and build a beautiful building. The people served are so lucky to have the housing and support ADWAS offers. The TTY line is like no other! I have watched ADWAS for many years and have helped financially when I could, but mostly I've just been interested and a cheerleader from the sidelines.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

their caring and follow-up with funding sources and their fabulous fundraising efforts.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Build a larger facility and have them in every major city in the world.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Their appreciation for anything a person does to help.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

exceptional!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Ask Marilyn -- she'll know!

Ways to make it better...

No ideas.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Probably money

One thing I'd also say is that...

Marilyn is amazing!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

I have volunteered with this organization since its inception in 1986. I have over 41 years of work in the non-profit sector and this organization is one of the best I have ever experienced. Their priority is the people they serve; their service model has been replicated in 47 cities in the United States; the staff are paid well and provided fabulous support; and they manage the organization and provide services from a feminist point of view.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

helping them raise $8.6M to build the first accessible transitional housing for Deaf and Deaf-Blind domestic violence survivors in the world.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

How they treat the people they serve, their politics, how they value donors and volunteers, and their willingness to share their experiences and talents with other organizations.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Diverse, highly skilled, and with big hearts.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Oh my God...it could replicate its model in other Deaf communities around the U.S. and Deaf communities in other countries. They could establish an endowment so that the fluctuation in government support doesn't affect their service levels.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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