Location: Seattle, Washington, United States
Issue Areas: Disability Equality, Trafficking of Women, Women's Safety from Violence

[imgur:med_adwaslogo.gif:]ADWAS is committed to providing services to Deaf and Deaf-Blind victims of sexual assault and/or domestic violence. The mission of ADWAS is a belief that violence is a learned behavior and it should not be tolerated.

ADWAS was established in 1986 and is located in Seattle, Washington. The ADWAS model has been replicated in 14 other cities across the United States.

ADWAS established the nation’s first transitional housing program, A Place of Our Own.” We are committed to providing accessible and safe housing for Deaf and Deaf-Blind women and their children.”