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Our Deaf Survivors Center, Inc.
During this coronavirus crisis, ODSC is still OPEN for victims/survivors/providers for help/support or need information!
CONTACT by email or VP:
ADVOCACY PROGRAM MANAGER
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Hi, my name is Kristen Crossen, Clinical Supervisor, at Our Deaf Survivors Center, Inc. (ODSC).
We are excited to announce that ODSC has a new position available, Advocate Program Manager. This is a part-time position, 20 hours a week, Monday-Friday with the flexibility required. An Advocate Program Manager will take the responsibility for providing crisis intervention, advocacy, and referral services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Also, the Advocate Program Manager will carry out supervisory responsibilities for our Victim Advocates, oversee and implement the daily operations and programming of the Victim Advocacy Services. The Advocate Program Manager is a member of ODSC’ Leadership Team.
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"ODSC's 1st Closed Support Group"
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Hi, my name is Kristen Crossen, my role is Clinical Supervisor, at Our Deaf Survivors Center, Inc. (ODSC). We are excited to announce that ODSC will start our first closed support group for survivors
who are previously or currently receiving our services related to domestic violence and sexual violence (DV/SV). This group will be held via Zoom. There will be several different discussion topics and activities provided. There is no cost to join this group
because it’s free. Please check our post with a link and fill out the form with some questions if you are interested in joining our support group. If you have any questions, please contact us
To fill out the ODSC Support Group Interest Form, please go to:
ODSC GALA - FUN AND SUCCESS
October 23, 2022
We had 145 people at the gala that was held at Sturbridge Host Hotel and Conference Center in Sturbridge, Mass. The gala was really fun and a big success.
BIG THANKS to all the sponsors for this gala -
BJ WOOD & LEWANA CLARK - SORENSON COMMUNICATIONS
MASSACHUSETTS COMMISSION FOR THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING
WOOSOX FOUNDATION - BAY STATE SAVINGS BANK !!
Keri Darling as Mistress of Ceremonies and Renca Dunn as Live Auctioneer were awesome!! Jimel Wright in video, was a great keynote speaker!! See link of his keynote speech and transcript below. Live Auction and Silent Auction were soo good and fun seeing people auctioning competitively. The Rhythm Drumming was really so much fun. Everyone loved this drumming!!
We are pleased to award Joy Spurlin and Melissa L. Anderson the "Tallie M. Antolin Memorial Award" for their ouststanding and wonderful support and committment of their time for ODSC. Congratuatlions, Joy and Melissa and again thank you for all the support you have done for ODSC.
See pictures on the link below...credit to Victoria Schnapper, our gala photographer.
THANK YOU ALL for YOUR SUPPORT for ODSC!
Jimel Wright's keynote speech - https://youtu.be/uc9gWdaupuo
Jimel Wright's keynote speech transcript
Photos of the gala - https://photos.app.goo.gl/t2SmTV3Jtdxz9PPEA
Click on PDF to see transcript of keynote speech
The Rhythm Drumming group
Tallie M. Antolin Memorial Award Winners
Joy Spurlin Melissa L. Anderson
HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP SUPPORT GROUP
for DEAF and HARD of HEARING Community
January 2023 to June 2023
YWCA of Central Massachusetts, Center For Living & Working (CLW) and Our Deaf Survivors Center (ODSC) are partnering for this support group monthly.
See the first 6 months of 2023 support groups.
If you need more information, please contact Denise Paro at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 508-556-1600.
Victim Advocates - provide resources and support
Education and Training - Provides intensive trainings and educate to agencies and Deaf community about sexual and domestic violence.
1) Advocacy Program Manager
2) Victim Advocate
for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community
May 2, 2023
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Awareness Night at Fenway Park
June 3, 2023
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
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* Master visual doorbell with one receiver
* office vacuum
* pocket juice
* computer accessories
* passport for computer back-up