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MISSION STATEMENT

The mission statement of Deaf Advocates for Lives of Integrity without Violence through Empowerment (DeafALIVE) is:

Our mission is to end Domestic and sexual violence through ASL (American Sign Language).

ORGANIZATION GOALS

Across Indiana, the overall organization goals of DeafALIVE are to:

  • Provide and promote Domestic Violence/Sexual Awareness through community outreach
  • Provide resources and empowerment to community members, partners, and survivors to support the needs of Deaf and hard of hearing survivors
  • Provide services and programs to ALL Deaf and hard of hearing survivors regardless of a person’s gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability(ies), economic status, and/or education

Herstory

BOARD MEMBERS

The DeafALIVE Board is comprised of 9 members who bring diverse skills, experience, and backgrounds to the organization. Board composition consists of over 66% people who are themselves deaf and/or hard of hearing whom serve voluntarily on the Board.

The board is required to meet at least 6 times per calendar year and serve at least one committee. Operational duties of the board include committee work such as participating in standing and ad hoc committee. Committees include, not only limited to, fundraising, finance, legislative, governance, and special events.

DeafALIVE offers a wide variety of fundraising events such as the annual Pancake Breakfast, 5K Walk, The Vagina Monologues, and exhibition booth at the annual Parents Teacher Counselors Organization (PTCO) Day at Indiana School for the Deaf (ISD).

DeafALIVE has presented several workshops at the Indiana School for the Deaf (ISD) to high school students on the dynamics of domestic violence and teen dating.

Bert Pickell
Bert Pickell

Board Member

Cara Barnett
Cara Barnett

Board Member

Davina Brimmer
Davina Brimmer

Board Member

Debricka McClung
Debricka McClung

Board Member

Diane Hzel Jones
Diane Hazel Jones

Board Member

Heather Cronin-Smith
Heather Cronin-Smith

Board Member

Holly Elkins
Holly Elkins

Board Member

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Jill Bianco

Board Member

Marvella Sellers
Marvella Sellers

Board Member