If you feel in danger now, call 9-1-1
National Deaf Hotline: 1-855-812-1001
ODSC’s Cultural Broker, CB, continues to provide services during the business hours, Monday and Wednesday, 10am - 3:30pm and Friday, 10am - 3pm. You can contact CB through VP or email.
During this coronavirus crisis, ODSC is still OPEN for victims/survivors/providers for help/support or need information!
Contact Cultural Broker first VP 978-451-7225, TEXT 978-473-2678
or EMAIL to
Office hours are Monday and Wednesday from 10 am - 3:30pm
Friday from 10 am - 3 pm
More information about COVID-19, click "COVID-19"
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Announcement from Samantha Kistner, Our Deaf Survivors Center Inc. - Cultural Broker, CB
Hello, I am here to discuss Our Deaf Survivors Center Inc's services during the coronavirus.
- ODSC is open. Reminder: the Cultural Broker only works 16 hours a week, typically available on Mondays, Wednesdays from 10 am - 3:30pm and Fridays from 10 AM-3 PM. After hours you can call the Deaf Hotline (VP)1-855-812-1001).
-Domestic Violence Agencies are open. Counseling appointments are continuing. Walk in services are suspended and you need to call first.
-Domestic Violence shelters are open. If you need a shelter, please call Safelink (Safelink 1-877-785-2020).
-Courts are closed. Cases are on hold. If you are wondering," Is my court closed?". You call your court clerk's office(What courthouse call? https://www.mass.gov/courthouse-locator )
-What happens if you need an emergency restraining order? Go to your police station, or call 911 and the police will come to help you.
-If possible, I can meet you at the police station and help advocate for you.
-It's important to remember the CDC recommendation of staying 6 feet away from each other and no hugging.
If you have any questions about domestic violence services or need general domestic violence support, please feel free to call me (Cultural Broker VP 978-451-7225 Text 978-473-2678).
ODSC's Messsage of Support - BLACK LIVES MATTER
ODSC President's Message
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I am Sue Philip, President of Our Deaf Survivors Center, Inc., ODSC, a statewide organization for Deaf people who have experienced with sexual and domestic violence.
Pain, anger, sadness, frustration, confusion, despair, and fear are just some of the emotions that most of us have felt over the last few weeks.
The murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and countless otheres are unspeakable events and more clearly define fault-lines in our systems that must be addressed and eradicated. People of color, specifially Black people, are more frequently exposed to racism, discrimination, violence, poverty and injustice. These same communities have also been disproportionately affected by COVID-19 pandemic.
Despite these tragic events, ODSC remains committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment that is intolerant of any form of racism.
ODSC's 20th+ Anniversary GALA has been postponed to October 24, 2021
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odsc's 20+ anniversary gala
october 25, 2020
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OCTOBER 24, 2021
LOOK FOR MORE INFORMATION LATER!!
Cultural Broker - available to help if you are looking for information or support.
Education and Training - Provides intensive trainings and educate to agencies and Deaf community about sexual and domestic violence.
Our Deaf Survivors Center Inc (ODSC) will receive $450,000 from the federal government program OVW - Office on Violence Against Women. We will be able to hire staff to provide services to Deaf victims/survivors of sexual and domestic violence for the next 3 years!
More details will be announced later.
ODSC is excited and thanks to the community for ongoing support!
October 24, 2021
Interested to be Board Members? Come Join Us!
THE BOARD NEEDS FEW MORE MEMBERS TO JOIN THIS TEAM!!
IF YOU WANT TO CONTRIBUTE YOUR TIME FOR YOUR COMMUNITY, GOOD AND LEARNING EXPERIENCE!! THIS IS A FUN AND GOOD GROUP TO JOIN!!!
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED OR HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT SUE PHILIP AT
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