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CSD Unites works side-by-side WITH the Deaf Community

 

By forming partnerships with community organizations and stakeholders, we synergize our strengths to increase our network and become a stronger movement in creating change. 

We’re stronger together. 

 

 

Collaborating to Create Change

IDENTIFY

We work with agencies, organizations and individuals within the Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing community to identify gaps and services or resources.

CONNECT

We connect with businesses, nonprofits, organizations and individuals to widen our reach and create greater positive change.

SUPPORT

We serve as a center for resources and information for the Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing community. We promote, fund, and support programs worldwide. 

What do we do?

 

  • Crowd-funding

  • Event hosting

  • Creating social awareness

  • Organizing & mobilizing volunteers

  • Advocating for legislative change

  • And more…

Case Studies

Deaf Queers Creating Change

Deaf Queers Creating Change

In January 2019, CSD Unites held a fundraiser for Deaf Queer Resource Center (DQRC). We raised over $7k to support DQRC in sponsoring several members of the Deaf Queer community to attend the National LGBTQ Task Force conference Creating Change. This conference focused on social justice, leadership, networking, advocacy, education, capacity building, and mobilization - starting with some of the most marginalized communities: LGBTQ communities particularly people of color, including those with disabilities. These are skills and knowledge needed to bring back into our communities to empower Deaf LGBTQ communities to create change.

Collaborating and Working Together in Solidarity

While there, a handful of Deaf Queer community members got together to explore the current state of the Deaf LGBTQ community and discuss important issues like HIV awareness, queer identities, and how we can best work together to create positive change.

Watch this video now to see our #RealTalk discussion!

WHO WILL ANSWER

50%
of Deaf women are impacted by domestic violence

Deaf individuals are
2.5X
more likely to be victims of assault, abuse, and bullying

Yet, direct access to support in ASL via the National Domestic Violence Hotline was only available
MON - FRI, 8AM - 5PM

Together, We’ve Created Change

Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing survivors, their friends, families, and communities deserve to get support they need – from people that understand what they’re going through. Through the #WhoWillAnswer campaign, CSD brought together Deaf anti-violence advocates and organizations from all over the world to create a solution.

We did something bigger than making a 24/7 hotline possible. We united the DVSA communities.

SIGN VOTE

There would be 3 MILLION MORE VOTERS with disabilities if they voted at the same rate as people without disabilities.

Everyone has a voice.

But too often, Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing people don’t register to vote, or show up on Election Day. Their voice isn’t heard. Are you registered to vote? SignVote promotes voting awareness and encourages all Deaf citizens to get involved. We reached over 235,000 individuals across the country. In 2016, CSD helped 550 individuals register to vote through our website, and many more did so on their own. Making sure that Deaf people have a say on the issues that matter most.

SignVote.

Deaf Queers Creating Change

In January 2019, CSD Unites held a fundraiser for Deaf Queer Resource Center (DQRC). We raised over $7k to support DQRC in sponsoring several members of the Deaf Queer community to attend the National LGBTQ Task Force conference Creating Change. This conference focused on social justice, leadership, networking, advocacy, education, capacity building, and mobilization - starting with some of the most marginalized communities: LGBTQ communities particularly people of color, including those with disabilities. These are skills and knowledge needed to bring back into our communities to empower Deaf LGBTQ communities to create change.

Collaborating and Working Together in Solidarity

While there, a handful of Deaf Queer community members got together to explore the current state of the Deaf LGBTQ community and discuss important issues like HIV awareness, queer identities, and how we can best work together to create positive change.

Watch this video now to see our #RealTalk discussion!

50%
of Deaf women are impacted by domestic violence

Deaf individuals are
2.5X
more likely to be victims of assault, abuse, and bullying

Yet, direct access to support in ASL via the National Domestic Violence Hotline was only available
MON - FRI, 8AM - 5PM

Together, We’ve Created Change

Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing survivors, their friends, families, and communities deserve to get support they need – from people that understand what they’re going through. Through the #WhoWillAnswer campaign, CSD brought together Deaf anti-violence advocates and organizations from all over the world to create a solution.

We did something bigger than making a 24/7 hotline possible. We united the DVSA communities.

There would be 3 MILLION MORE VOTERS with disabilities if they voted at the same rate as people without disabilities.

Everyone has a voice.

But too often, Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing people don’t register to vote, or show up on Election Day. Their voice isn’t heard. Are you registered to vote? SignVote promotes voting awareness and encourages all Deaf citizens to get involved. We reached over 235,000 individuals across the country. In 2016, CSD helped 550 individuals register to vote through our website, and many more did so on their own. Making sure that Deaf people have a say on the issues that matter most.

SignVote.

What’s Next? It’s up to you.

From anti-violence advocacy to voter participation, CSD Unites is working with people like you to identify and solve the biggest problems facing our community.

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