Places that Help: Federal
Updated: November 14, 2019
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Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services
Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services empowers Deaf and DeafBlind survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and harassment to transform their lives, while striving to change the beliefs and behaviors that foster and perpetuate violence. They provide comprehensive services to individuals and families, community education, and advocacy on systems and policy issues.
Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF)
The Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF) is a national law and policy center dedicated to protecting and advancing the civil rights of people with disabilities.
National Adult Protective Services Association
The National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA) is a national organization with members in all fifty states. Formed in 1989, the goal of NAPSA is to provide Adult Protective Services (APS) programs a forum for sharing information, solving problems, and improving the quality of services for victims of elder and vulnerable adult mistreatment. Its mission is to strengthen the capacity of APS at the national, state, and local levels, to effectively and efficiently recognize, report, and respond to the needs of elders and adults with disabilities who are the victims of abuse, neglect, or exploitation, and to prevent such abuse whenever possible. To get help in your area, click here.
OlmsteadRights.org is a place for everyone to learn about the Olmstead decision, an important U.S. Supreme Court decision about the rights of people with disabilities. The website also provides resources and information for self-advocates, family and friends of people with disabilities, and legal advocates.
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