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Accessing Safety, Innovative Resources to Improve Services

Funded by the Office on Violence Against Women, the Accessing Safety Initiative helps organizations and communities meet the needs of women with disabilities & Deaf women who are victims or survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, & stalking.

creating change

Step-by-step guide to developing a process for improving services in a community. Includes: strengthening your collaboration, identifying your community's needs, and assembling your strategic plan.


understanding disability, understanding deaf culture, addressing accessibility

Support for victim services organizations to create environments, policies, and practices that better serve and welcome women with disabilities and Deaf women. Includes: understanding disability, understanding deaf culture, and addressing accessibility.


understanding violence, responding to violence

Support for disability and Deaf organizations to create environments, policies, and practices that respond to the safety and other needs of victims/survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. Includes: domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and responding to violence and abuse in the lives of people with disabilities.