|Purpose: ||This project is to ensure that 100 deaf women improve participate in developing to tools and resources and access services that meet their needs in the area of violence against women Deaf women in 10 local communities (including 2 rural and 1 Aboriginal) in Canada. The Canadian Association of the Deaf (CAD) Deaf Women Caucus will engage 10 local community representatives as well as a minimum of 35 grassroots organizations and local shelters to work together to implement solutions to ensure that their services and supports are accessible to the Deaf women who face family violence. Deaf women (especially Deaf youth and girls), abused or at risk, will have accessed resources and support to help them identify and deal with the violence they experience. In addition, the CAD Deaf Women Caucus will work with mainstream organizations such as the CAD (itself) and its affiliates, DAWN Canada, the provincial shelter networks and the YWCA (28 shelters) so that they gain a better understanding of the family and other form of violence that Deaf women face and are able to address and offer services while incorporating strategies that are specific to Deaf women needs in their strategic plans of action. An evaluation framework will be developed, data collected and report on progress and results prepared. The information, lessons learned, best practices as well as approaches will be shared among the Deaf women community across Canada, the CAD and its affiliates, local, provincial/territorial and national partners.