Advocates working within domestic violence and sexual assault programs often connect survivors with other benefits such as welfare and affordable housing to bridge the gap from living with abuser to living on their own. When serving survivors with disabilities, there are additional services that a survivor might need assistance accessing, such as federal disability benefits… Read more »
Survivors with disabilities and Deaf survivors need the services of domestic violence and sexual violence organizations at the same rate, if not more often, than people without disabilities. However, these organizations are not always sure how to best ensure that they are providing appropriate services to these survivors or what they are required to do under the… Read more »
Learn about the Implementation Documents of Bridging Safe Access to Big Sandy, which is focused on taking a comprehensive approach to addressing services gaps for survivors with mental illness and substance abuse in rural communities.
Male survivors face unique obstacles when trying to access sexual assault and domestic violence services. When the survivor also has a disability or is Deaf, the barriers are compounded, making it even more difficult to access services. This webinar will provide service providers with insight into the victimization of men with disabilities, explore the unique… Read more »
The Designing Accessible Resources Tip Sheet Series for people with disabilities and Deaf people was created to help organizations plan print and digital resources that are accessible to people with disabilities and Deaf individuals. The series contains tip sheets on key aspects of materials and resources creation from beginning to end. Each tip sheet provides… Read more »
By collaborating in their efforts, Triumph Omaha is working to bridge the gap in service for survivors with behavioral health disabilities, and creating a person-centered services model for survivors of domestic violence who experience severe and persistent mental illness and/or substance use disorders.
Reposted from The New York Times Original Post By: Erica L. Green and Sheryl Gay Stolberg WASHINGTON — The letters have come in to her office by the hundreds, heartfelt missives from college students, mostly men, who had been accused of rape or sexual assault. Some had lost scholarships. Some had been expelled. A mother… Read more »
Victims of sexual or domestic violence come from every race, ethnicity, and background imaginable. One of the most challenging aspects of serving survivors is ensuring that you are providing culturally competent services to all, no matter what their background. In this webinar, we will explore the complicated goal of providing culturally specific services to survivors… Read more »