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Deaf Home

Our dream: We want to transform our 2 bedroom/2 bath apartment in Arlington into a group home for Deaf/disabled women engaged in culture, politics and community supported by ASL fluent staff.

We look forward to being in conversation with you!

Esme Farb

Ruth Sergel (Esme’s sister)

We would like to establish a group home in the apartment that Esme has lived in since the mid 1990s. The apartment has much to offer and the neighborhood is supremely accessible.

We are proud Deaf, LGBTQ+ friendly and anti-racist.

The Apartment

The 2 bedroom/2 bath apartment has an open and modern layout and includes a washer/dryer and balcony. There is a gym, game room and sauna on the same floor. The office in the lobby is staffed during business hours and there is a community room for events with our friendly neighbors. The building has an outdoor pool that we are hoping to make accessible. You can see more here:

The Neighborhood

The apartment is just a couple of blocks from the Courthouse stop on the Orange/Silver lines, 2 stops to WDC.

It is centrally located with an easy walk/roll to: Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, Apple Store, Barnes & Noble, CVS, FedEx, USPS, Arlington Public Library and an AMC movie theater. There are many restaurants and cafes. Almost every building in the area is modern and accessible.

Meet Esme

Esme is a 53 year old proud Deaf woman who uses a power wheelchair and has a traumatic brain injury. She is a graduate of Gallaudet University and has travelled widely. She is passionately committed to social justice issues. She is a member of DMV, a mutual aid group and regularly attends National Adapt (Free Our People) demonstrations. She enjoys visiting museums and seeing movies and live performances. Sundays, she is happy to head over to the local farmer’s market.