Abused and Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services

Seattle, Washington

Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services (ADWAS) provides comprehensive services for Deaf and DeafBlind survivors of domestic and sexual violence that include advocacy, therapy, parenting and children’s programs. In addition, we provide outreach and education to the community with a focus on prevention of violence. We staff the 24/7 local domestic violence hotline as well as partner with the National Domestic Hotline for Deaf callers during business hours.

Our Unique Contribution

ADWAS is the first in the nation to open a Supportive Housing program that was specifically designed to cater to the Deaf and DeafBlind community. All apartments are furnished with Videophones, light systems and other features that make it automatically accessible to the community we serve.

Contact Us

Abused Deaf Women's Advocacy Services

Tiffany Williams, Executive Director

TTY: (206) 922-7088

At a Glance

    Project Reach

  • Local

    Agency Type

  • Deaf Organization
  • Domestic Violence Program
  • Dual Program

    Disability Focus

  • Blind / Low Vision
  • Cross-Disability
  • Deaf/Hard of Hearing

    Victimization Type

  • Child Abuse
  • Intimate Partner Violence
  • Other
  • Sexual Violence
  • Stalking
  • Teen Dating Violence

    Solutions Implemented

  • Building Partnerships
  • Enhancing Services
  • Promoting Equality
  • Raising Awareness
  • Strengthening Prevention