If you feel in danger now, call 9-1-1

National Deaf Hotline: 1-855-812-1001 

(available 24 hours/7 days - everyday)

Our Deaf Survivors Center, Inc 

Office Hours 

  Monday - 10am - 3:30pm

  Tuesday - 8am - 5pm

  Wednesday - 10am -3:30pm

  Thursday - 8am - 5pm

  Friday - 10am - 3pm

CONTACT: 

Cultural Broker (CB)

978-451-7225 (VP)

CBodsc414@gmail.com

 

Victim Advocate (VA) 

508-534-8424 (VP)

vaodsc2021@gmail.com

 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 CBodsc414@gmail.com

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).

Rebecca Szynkowski, ODSC's New Victim Advocate

ODSC President's Message

The board of Our Deaf Survivors Center, Inc. (ODSC) is thrilled to announce that ODSC has received a three (3) years grant of $450,000 from “Grant for Outreach and Services to Underserved Populations". With this grant, ODSC has begun searching for an executive director, we’ve hired a victim advocate, as well as increased current hours for Kristen Crossen, Clinical Supervisor and Samantha Kistner, Cultural Broker. Samantha will work on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. We welcome our newest hired staff, Rebecca Szynkowski, as our Victim Advocate, who recently started and will be working on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Here’s a short introduction to Rebecca. She was born and raised on the West coast and has moved around to 7 different states before landing here in Massachusetts. So let’s welcome her! She is thrilled to be living in our Patriot’s state! Her passion is to work with the Deaf community providing mental health and domestic violence services. Rebecca’s 3 plus years of experience began with her studies at Gallaudet University, where she majored in social work. Her goals are to promote working with victims/survivors of sexual and domestic violence by offering them a supportive, healing, and empowering journey that encourages their self-growth, as well as train the Deaf community on understanding domestic violence and how to be a supportive ally. Please join us in welcoming Rebecca to ODSC and to MASS!

ODSC will continue sending updates with more news about future actions/plans and hopefully that we’ve found and hired an executive director.

She will be working on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8am to 5pm.

She can be reached by VP at 508-534-8424 and email at vaodsc2021@gmail.com.

Please welcome Rebecca!!

Rebecca Szynkowski

Victim Advocate

508-534-8424 (VP)

781-698-8301 (text)

vaodsc2021@gmail.com

VIRTUAL BOLA DRAWING

oCTOBER 24, 2021

(mORE INFORMATION SOON)

ODSC's 20th+ Anniversary GALA has been postponed to October 23, 2022

save THE date

odsc's 20+ anniversary gala

october 25, 2020

postponed

SAVE NEW DATE

 

OCTOBER 23, 2022    

ODSC'S GALA

STURBRIDGE, MASS

 

LOOK FOR MORE INFORMATION LATER!!

SERVICES

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.
IMPORTANT LINKS
ANNOUNCEMENTS

EXCITING NEWS  

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!

ODSC is excited and thanks to the community for ongoing support!

JOB OPENINGS
Exeuctive Director
UPCOMING EVENTS 

 Healthy Relationship Support Group for Deaf and Hard of Hearing 

May 5, 2021

ODSC GALA

October 23, 2022

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 SUEPHILIP@AOL.COM

WISH LIST 

OFFICE SUPPLIES

* better qualified shredder

* wall bulletin board

* wall bulletin board with easel board (half each side)

* Master visual doorbell with one receiver

* office vacuum

COMPUTER SUPPLIES

* pocket juice 

* computer accessories 

* passport for computer back-up

Ipad

AMAZON SMILE

Support us when you shop on amazon smile.  

HOW?

You go to smile.amazon.com, pick "Our Deaf 

Survivors Center, Inc." as your charity, then

Amazon will donate ODSC a small percentage of your

purchases.

You can use this link smile.amazon.com/ch/04-3473545.

Enjoy shopping and thanks for your support!

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