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State of MD gave grant to DAWN

DAWN received a new grant from Governor’s Office of Crime Control & Prevention to provide direct services to Deaf survivors in MD beyond Metropolitan area of DC. The grant is $37.8k. This is the first grant DAWN received from the state of Maryland. DAWN looks forward to grow the coverage of services from DC to rest of Maryland.Washington Post ArticleVideo of Announcement...

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DAWN Executive Director Job Opening

DAWN Executive Director Job OpeningAVAILABLE POSITION OF EXECUTIVE DIRECTORACCEPTING APPLICATIONS UNTIL FILLEDABOUT DAWNDAWN's mission is to promote healthy relationships and end abuse in the Deaf community of the Washington,DC area. We do this in two ways:● Providing survivors of abuse with help they need to heal and progress with their lives● Educating Deaf and hearing communities on the issues and how to foster positive relationships.DAWN provides Community Education, Surv...

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BOOTS 2017 is postponed from June to the Fall.

If you have questions, want to volunteer, or want to donate? Please email boots@deafdawn.org https://youtu.be/D4MBPPwvi8I Transcript: Hello everyone, I am Maribel Gárate chair pro tempore of DAWN’s Board of Director. My name is Jennifer Heiser. I am also a member of the Board of Directors. We are also two of the co-chairs for BOOTS 2017. The reason for this vlog is to inf...

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Mental Health Counselor - Contractual Position Available

The Mental Health Counselor at DAWN provides therapeutic services in American Sign Language to Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf-Blind individuals and families who have experienced domestic violence or sexual assault. The focus is on providing long-term healing from the effects of violence and abuse. This position requires extensive knowledge of Deaf-based Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (can be trained on these issues when contracted by DAWN). The Mental Health...

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Cycle Out The Violence!

Spin to Break the Cycle for a great cause: DAWN support services for survivors.Where: SoulCycle Bethesda When: Saturday, November 7th at 2 pmPrice: $25 for a fun-filled 45-minute Spin class How to pay: www.deafdawn.org/donateHow to reserve your seat: email shazia@deafdawn.orgComplimentary water and shoes will be provided!...

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2nd Annual Craft Beer Tasting & Food Pairing

Fall is just around the corner! After the success of last year’s first Craft Beer Tasting & Food Pairing Fundraiser, DAWN will host another one this year! Come join us at Birch & Barley on Saturday, October 10, 2015 from 12 noon to 3 pm! Tickets are $50 here!Birch & Barley will present a variety of delicious foods pairing with renowned craft beer by Churchkey. Come and celebrate the beginning of Fall! We have limited space, so...

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The Vagina Monologues - Sat, March 28th at 7 pm

V-day is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. As part of V-Day, The Vagina Monologues, will be performed by Deaf women of DC/MD/VA in ASL! All proceeds will go to DAWN and National V-Day campaign. Tickets are $10 each. Date: Saturday, March 28, 2015Time: 7 pm to 9 pm Location: Wilde Lake Community, Slayton House, 10400 Cross Fox Lane, Columbia, MD 21044Contact dawnTVM2015@gmail.com for tickets. Contact...

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Strength of ONE! Donate ONE hour of your pay! YOU can make a difference!

Strength of ONE! One hour, one person, one community...YOU can make a difference by being a part of our cause. All it takes is donating one hour of your pay. Please donate to DAWN for our survivors during the holidays. #StrengthofONEhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paRvRJnF9mA...

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New Advocate Coordinator: Bregitt Jimenez

DAWN is pleased to announce our new Advocate Coordinator is Bregitt Jimenez. Bregitt graduated with Master's in Social Work from Gallaudet and has worked at Model Secondary School for the Deaf and Global Reach Out. During her graduate studies, Bregitt and her colleagues conducted a year-long community-based needs assessment on DAWN, the results of which DAWN continues to use currently. Bregitt has a passion for advocacy, empowerment, and outreach. Please...

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Together, we can take a stand to end domestic violence. Throughout the month of October, help DAWN raise awareness about domestic violence and join in our efforts to end violence. Here is what you can do: -Make a donation to DAWN in honor of people who have been impacted by domestic violence-Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram; #deafDAWNinDC-Wear Purple especially on Purple Thursday, October 23rd-Change your social media profile...

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