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, Wednesday, Friday from 10 am - 2 pm
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Hello I’m Terry Malcolm, T (tapping on chin) ODSC Board member.
ODSC Board and staff hope you all are well from Coronavirus. It’s getting worse but hope you all are ok.
ODSC has 2 vlogs, one in this vlog and other, is coming soon.
You know that there are many posts about Coronavirus. ODSC has its own website, odscunity.org. There are several links/information about Coronavirus. Also posted in FB - Our Deaf Survivors Center
What is the most important to do?
-Wash your hands with soap real well for 20 seconds or more.
-Don’t touch your face, if you touch, then touch others, the virus will spread out.
-Use hand sanitizer, if there’s no water and soap near you, can use hand sanitizer
-You can’t be closer to other person, have to stand within 6 feet apart to sign/talk, you can’t hug, touch, handshake or high five. When you both are done signing/talking , then leave .
-Best is to stay home is because now the virus is spreading, so when everyone stays home then the spread will get less.
Our ODSC’s Cultural Broker, CB, her name is Samantha, she works on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10am to 2pm. You can contact her through VP 978-451-7225, text 978-473-2678 or email to talk. She will call you back.
If emergency, please call 9-1-1
On April 3rd, there was supposed to have a Healthy Relationship for Deaf and Hard of Hearing, it is cancelled.
Hope you all stay well and take care.
CORRECTION - Healthy Relationship for Deaf and Hard of Hearing was scheduled on April 1st - not April 3rd - so it’s cancelled.
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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 and Fridays between 10 AM-2 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
Courts are closed. Cases are on hold. If you are wondering," Is my court closed?". You call your court clerk's office (What courthouse do I 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).
Information about Coronavirus in ASL
- Shortness of Breathing
What to do?
Call your doctor first then the doctor will tell you what to do.
How to Prevent Coronavirus
- Wash your hands with soap for 20 seconds
- Avoid touch your face
- Avoid to be close to people who are sick
- Cover with tissue for cough/sneeze, throw it away
- Stay home if you are sick
- Clean/disinfect your home/office with household cleaning spray or wipes
IMPORTANT LINKS FOR INFORMATION ABOUT CORONAVIRUS
Click this link below to see an interview with a Deaf Doctor, Dr. McKee about Coronavirus
For Massachusetts residents
For Deaf/DeafBlind survivors and Deaf community members
IF you are in DANGER NOW - CALL 9 1 1
Deaf Hotline (VP) 1-855-812-1001
If you need a shelter, please call Safelink (1-877-785-2020)
STAY HEALTHY and BE SAFE
CALL 9-1-1 NOW if you are in danger
National Deaf Hotline
Call anytime 24 hours/7 days
ODSC’s Cultural Broker continues to provide services during the business hours, and can be contacted by:
HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP SUPPORT GROUPS
for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Unfortuntaley Our Deaf Survivors Center, Inc. (ODSC), YWCA of Worcester, and the Center for Living and Working Inc. (CLW) have to cancel Healthy Relationship group for now due to coronavirus pandemic. We will inform when we will have our next Healthy Relationship support group in the future.
ODSC's 20th+ Anniversary GALA has been postponed to October 2021
save THE date
odsc's 20+ anniversary gala
october 25, 2020
SAVE NEW DATE
**** OCTOBER 2021 ****
LOOK FOR NEW DETAILS LATER!!
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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!!!
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