ABUSED DEAF WOMENS ADVOCACY SERVICES

Rating: 5 stars   10 reviews

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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  

6 people found this review helpful

I have learned of ADWAS in 1996 when the Executive Director came to NAD Youth Leadership Camp to present about their services, and I was impressed by how much they've done with limited funds and resources. After I moved to Seattle in 2003, I had gotten myself involved as a board member (briefly) as well as a donor and as an associate board member. What continues to amaze me is the PASSION by the board, staff and most especially the community. It was the community that truly believed in ADWAS mission, integrity and trust that they invested their energy in raising funds for a new building / home of its own. And ADWAS is often looked upon as a role model across the nation as with replicating its programs and services. ADWAS and its sister organizations are unique in its own regard for the specialized service that is often absent in the deaf, hard of hearing and deafblind communities, including breaking through barriers and building relationships.

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

how it had continued to grow and provide services, including the commitment to build its own "home."

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

These folks are doing really great work. The staff are wonderful, and easy to get help from. There services are in great need, and I wish they could afford to expand and do even more good.

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

their capital campaign.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2006-6-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

I love ADWAS! I cannot possibly put into words how great the agency & it's staff are. From the executive director to the many volunteers, there is passion, energy & excitement in the services they provide. I've had opportunity to interact with ADWAS in a variety of roles. My first exposure was about 15+ years ago when asked to join their board. From that point on I've been a supporter of ADWAS as volunteer, donor, community participant. Having this agency: service providers who are Deaf, providing direct services to others who are Deaf is powerful!!! Their impact on lessening violence in our world, one woman, one child, one family at a time is incredible!!!

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

I have so enjoyed seeing this agency grow and it's influence spread throughout our country by being a model for other cities, providing direct access to services for people who are Deaf, Deaf-Blind etc.

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

I have met the most stellar staff & volunteers. People I've met are committed to making a difference in our world & not afraid of rolling up their sleeves and working hard to accomplish it!

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

It could expand services here in Washington State and around the U.S. There is a constant need for transitional and safe housing for women & children.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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