ASADV stands for Advocacy Services for Abused Deaf Victims, Inc.

We are an incorporated 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

ASADV is a member of the Rochester/Monroe County Domestic Violence Consortium (DVC) and Justice for Deaf Victims Coalition (JDVNC).

Mission and Vision

Our mission is to provide support to the Deaf community and to Deaf, Deaf-Blind, and Hard of Hearing individuals, families, and children who are or have been victims/survivors  of domestic violence and/or sexual abuse.

We offer a safe and supportive environment of advocacy, empowerment, community education, and training services.

All of our staff are Deaf. All of our staff, advocates, and volunteers are fluent in American Sign Language (ASL).

It is our vision that the various components of ASADV be Deaf-run and be advocates within institutionalized systems. We work cooperatively with various Deaf and hearing-based agencies.

Goals

ASADV’s main goal is to support the needs of Deaf, Deaf-Blind, and Hard of Hearing victims/survivors of domestic violence and/or sexual violence. We also support the needs of other members of the Deaf community including Children of Deaf Adults (CODAs) and other signers.

We aim to:

  • Ensure that services are available to victims/survivors
  • Ensure full access to communication
  • Empower victims/survivors in attaining support and assistance through other agencies

Anonymity and confidentiality are strictly honored.