Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  ***ATTENTION! ATTENTION***
    SAVE NEW DATE!!

     ODSC WILL HAVE AN FORMAL ATTIRE EVENT

     NEW DATE:  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17TH, 2014      
 PLACE:  STONEHAM, MASS
       PLEASE PUT IN YOUR CALENDAR
            
          MORE INFORMATION COMING VERY SOON! 
 PLEASE LOOK FOR THIS!!

 HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!




Monday, June 23, 2014

***ATTENTION *** ATTENTION *** ATTENTION ***

   ODSC has HOTLINE starting TODAY!!


Our Deaf Survivors Center (ODSC) is  proud to announce that our Domestic and Sexual violence hotline for Deaf, Hard of Hearing and DeafBlind victims and survivors will be starting on June 23, 2014! ODSC is grateful to the Lenny Zakim Fund and Sprint for their support of ODSC’s hotline, allowing us to provide this new service to victims and survivors in Massachusetts.

The hotline will be available Monday through Friday from 5 PM to 9 AM. Our signing Volunteer Advocates will be available for support during a crisis, to give emotional support, peer support, information and referrals. All services are provided in ASL and are confidential.

The toll-free hotline number is: 1-844-ODSC-SAFE  (1-844-637-2723).

For more information about us or about domestic or sexual violence visit our websites at http://odscunity.blogspot.com/  or on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/OurDeafSurvivorsCenter






Volunteer Advocates Training

Our Deaf Survivors Center wants to announce that we are in the process of setting up Volunteer Advocate trainings. This will be a total of 50 hours and is for potential candidates to become Volunteer Advocates (VA). The Volunteer Advocates will work with Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault victims/survivors.  The trainings will be happening in the fall. 

If you are interested in signing up for the trainings, we will have an Information Session on July 7th.  The session will be held at the The Learning Center's ECC building at 6pm. This will give you the opportunity to come and learn more about the role of a VA and what the 50-hour training encompasses. After this, you can decide whether or not you are interested in participating in the trainings.

Refreshments will be provided.  Please reserve your seat in order for ODSC to have enough food for everyone. Please contact Joan Philip atjoanphilip@aol.com to reserve your seat.





Tuesday, June 3, 2014

  ODSC is having a "Cook Out and Yard Sale"

on Saturday, September 13, 2013
10 am to 5 pm

Please Hold That Day!!

More details soon!!



Friday, February 14, 2014

"EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT" 

 
On behalf of Our Deaf Survivors Center Board Members, I am thrilled to announce that ODSC was awarded a grant of $3,000 from the Lenny Zakim Fund. ODSC is looking forward to working closely with the Lenny Zakim fund, especially the various trainings that they provide to grantees. We would like to thank the Lenny Zakim fund for putting trust in ODSC and supporting us to make our next big steps! 

Sincerely, 
Sue Philip, ODSC Chairperson