For a Safer Holiday Season
Are you or someone you know in a violent relationship and worried about increased violence during the holidays?
Our Deaf Survivors Center wants to remind everyone that for some people the holidays can be difficult, sometimes even dangerous, as there may be more incidents of domestic and sexual violence in relationships. Please post and share this information with anyone whose safety you're concerned about.
Our Deaf Survivors Center Hotline is here to help you!
Volunteer Advocates are fluent in ASL and available to .
For some people, the holidays brings out more violence in relationships. You don't need to suffer alone. Call us to help make your holiday safer.
For more information, visit our website: http://odscunity.blogspot.com
Our Deaf Survivors Center wishes everyone a very happy and healthy holiday season!
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Our Deaf Survivors Center (ODSC)
has an exciting announcement!
We have been awarded $40,000 from the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) STOP Grant Program!
ODSC will use this money to:
- Hire a Cultural Broker, who will serve as a liaison between ODSC and existing domestic /sexual violence agencies, as well as a bridge between Deaf survivors and hearing domestic /sexual violence counselors.
- Hire a Clinical Supervisor, who will be responsible for overseeing and coordinating direct services provided by the Cultural Broker.
- Fund interpreter and CART services.
We are thrilled about this opportunity to expand ODSC’s services! Please keep an eye out for job announcements in the next few weeks.
Also, please remember that the ODSC Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Hotline is open! If you need after-hours support in ASL (5:00 PM overnight to 9:00AM, Monday night through Saturday morning), please call:
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Our Deaf Survivors Center (ODSC) board members wanted to thank you very much for coming to “Celebrate Success” event on October 17th. Also we wanted to thank others who couldn’t come and share the celebration with us, for their donations.
The event was beautiful and successful. BJ Wood, Chair of FUNdraising of this event and her committee did an AWESOME job. It had beautiful decorations, lovely purple lights, designs of tables with trimmings. Silent auction were all donated from the companies or individuals Live auction was fun. THANKS to BJ and her committee!!
ODSC also recognized three ladies who were at the event, Bonnie Kaplan, Alison Sones and Lisa Brinks. They were 3 of 6 women who worked to set up ODSC about 15 years ago. They received certificate of appreciations. Words on certificate says: "For being a Founder of the Our Deaf Sisters Center, thank you for all your dedication and hard work in the implementation of Our Deaf Survivors Center (formerly Our Deaf Sisters Center)."
As always, ODSC appreciates your support. It is the community unity that makes ODSC growing and growing. Thank you very much.
ODSC board members look forward to seeing you all again at the future events.
Friday, October 3, 2014
54 Montvale Avenue
54 Montvale Avenue
Write a check payable to "ODSC" and send to:
BJ Wood, Chair of "Celebrating Success"
8 Page Place,
Woburn, MA 01801
(postmarked by Friday, October 10th)
Go to PAYPAL on top left side of column in this website