A NEW CULTURAL BROKER STARTING IN AUGUST
Our Deaf Survivors Center ODSC) is very excited to announce that Heather Willman will fill the position of Cultural Broker starting in August. She will work closely with Inger Riley who has been our Interim Cultural Broker since last April. They work with Deaf, Hard of Hearing and DeafBlind people who are experiencing sexual and/or domestic violence, stalking or harassment. Cultural Brokers support and create access for survivors by collaborating with victim service agencies and programs. They offer training, consultation and/or support about using and getting Certified American Sign Language Interpreters or CART, and how to create a Culturally Affirmative environment. The Cultural Broker may attend meetings with the survivor and agencies to ensure communication access and a positive working relationship. The Cultural Broker is available to support the victim with sexual and domestic violence needs in hospitals, law enforcement, and court settings.
You can contact our Cultural Broker at firstname.lastname@example.org or VP #978-451-7225.
REMINDER: Please share with your friends about ODSC Hotline for sexual and domestic violence related issues at 1-ODSC-SAFE (1-844-637-2723.) You can call from 5 PM to 9 AM Monday to Saturday morning to speak with a Volunteer Advocate. Our Volunteer Advocates offer support, information about different kinds of sexual or domestic abuse, referrals for other services, safety planning, or just to know that you are not alone. The ODSC hotline is here to help you!
So welcome Heather! ODSC thanks Inger for being a big part of the success of our Cultural Broker program.
Any questions you may have, please feel free to email at this email@example.com and will help you to get what you need.
Thank you for the community support.