Crisis Hotlines

Deaf Crisis Line

DeafLEAD offers 24-hour crisis lines committed to providing a safe place for you to get the help that you need

Video Phone: 321-800-3323

Crisis Text Line

Provides a 24-hour confidential crisis counseling via text messaging.

Text HOME to 741741 for free, 24/7 crisis support

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Supportive Resources and Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Communities

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Online 12-Step Meetings in ASL, Text, or Interpreted

List of Online Recovery Meetings

Click on the link above to open a list of online recovery meetings in American Sign Language (ASL), or meetings providing ASL interpretation. The list contains the dates, times, meeting links, and descriptions of the meetings.

International Online Meetings for Deaf in Recovery

DODA Meetings

Click on the link above to open a calendar that has the days and times when online meetings occur through Zoom. At the bottom of the webpage is a daily thought/meditation in ASL. There is a different one each day of the year!

Doda Meetings

OMD – Minnesota AA Group (ASL interpreted)

A 2-hour Big Book study with ASL interpreters on Wednesdays at 7PM central/5PM pacific.

Zoom Meeting Link

Online Intergroup of Alcoholics Anonymous for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing

Online Directory of 12-Step Meetings – ASL or ASL interpreted options

Deaf Sober Group


Outpatient Programss

Center for Family Services – Recovery Network for Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Hearing Loss

Voorhees, New Jersey (Serves the entire state of NJ through telehealth services)

Provides services to individuals experiencing substance use disorders who are Deaf, hard of hearing or who have hearing loss. All services are provided by staff that are fluent in American Sign Language (ASL) and culturally sensitive to the Deaf community.

**Services are currently available via TeleHealth.**


Deaf Addiction Services at Maryland (DASAM)

Baltimore, Maryland

Provides dual-diagnosis services (addictions and mental health) for individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. All staff members are fluent in ASL and staff interpreters are present at all times. Programs include: Methadone and Buprenorphine Maintenance, Intensive Outpatient Program, Detoxification Services, and Mobile Addictions Counseling.

Bridgemark Addiction Recovery Services

Warwick, Rhode Island

Provides specialized services for the D/deaf and individualized treatment plans.

Deaf Community Services – Signs of Life Program

San Diego, California

Comprehensive outpatient drug and alcohol treatment for Deaf, Deaf-blind, late-deafened, and hard of hearing adults. They offer short- and long-term outpatient services including individual and group alcohol and drug counseling, case management, dual diagnosis (alcohol/drug and mental health) care, assessment, information and referrals.

Residential/Sober Housing/Inpatient Programs

Southern California Alcohol and Drug Programs, Inc. - La Casita, Increased Access, Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Downey, California

These programs offer residential substance use disorder treatment to women and their children. Services: Education and counseling groups, individual counseling sessions, case management, transportation, etc. Deaf and ASL-fluent counselors are available.


Contact: Onya Jones

Video Phone: 562-287-5753

Voice Phone: 562-622-2268


Bridgemark Addiction Recovery Services

Warwick, Rhode Island

Bridgemark offers a residential program for adult males. There are six houses available for residency and a special interests’ programs for specific populations. They also offer services for D/deaf people. Services: Progressive four level treatment, 12-step support programs, individual, group, and family therapy, parenting in recovery, and an employment track. Bridgemark also provides specialized services for D/deaf people and individualized treatment plans.


Caring Works – Hope House

Atlanta, Georgia

Caring Works offers culturally and linguistically competent therapeutic services to Deaf and Hard of Hearing men. They have Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and ASL-fluent staff members. Their services include case management, psychoeducation classes, 12 step groups, individual and group therapy, Deaf NA meetings, medication management, integrated health and wellness assessments.

Minnesota Substance Use Disorder Treatment Program for Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deafblind

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Lodging Plus Program. Intensive residential outpatient program. Specialized treatment designed to meet the communication and cultural needs of Deaf and Hard of Hearing persons in recovery. Services include: individual and group therapy including lectures, workshops, skills groups, recreational activities, spiritual care groups, yoga, acupuncture, interpreted 12-step meetings, comprehensive assessment services, and aftercare planning.


John L. Norris Addiction Treatment Center

Rochester, NY

This is a 44-bed inpatient treatment program. The center provides ASL interpreting services to Deaf and Hard of Hearing patients and support from Deaf peer counselors. The treatment aims are to provide a psychologically and physically safe environment for recovery, facilitate stabilization of patients emotionally and physically, explore choices and motivation for sober living, develop strategies and resources to carry out change and to facilitate chemical dependency education and information services.

Online 12-Step Meetings in ASL, Text, or Interpreted


List of Online Recovery Meetings

Click on the link above to open a list of online recovery meetings in American Sign Language (ASL), or meetings providing ASL interpretation. The list contains the dates, times, meeting links and descriptions of the meetings.


DODA Meetings

Click on the link above to open a calendar that has the days and times when online meetings occur through Zoom. At the bottom of the webpage is a daily thought/meditation in ASL. There is a different one each day of the year!


Online Intergroup of Alcoholics Anonymous for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing

Online Directory of 12-Step Meetings – ASL or ASL interpreted options


Greater Seattle Intergroup

Remote AA Meetings with ASL Interpreters provided


Foxhall Chapter Seven Group (Eden Prairie, Minnesota)

Interpreted 12-Step Meeting

This meeting is recorded every Thursday and available to view any time following the meeting.

American Sign Language (ASL) version of the Fourth Edition of the Big Book

The basic text for Alcoholics Anonymous

This version of the Big Book in ASL is signed by Deaf individuals. A.A. members maintain personal anonymity at the level of public media. Any person appearing in this video is not an A.A. member.

Sober Hands & Hands of Serenity: Readings and Speaker Stories

Readings, speaker stories, workshops and more on video for our friends in the Deaf recovery community. The audio is the speaker's voice and the video is the ASL interpreter. These resources include both AA and Al-Anon speakers.