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A Place of Our Own
Project Type» Multi-Family
Project Status» Completed

Seattle, WA

A Place of Our Own represents the Nation's First Transitional Housing for Deaf and Deaf-Blind Victims of Domestic Violence. This high profile project has garnered the attention of public officials and reporters to capture this historic project.

The building itself includes 20-units of housing above commercial space, TTY systems; light systems to indicate ringing doorbells and telephones, and fire alarms; appliances embossed with Braille; a specially designed security system; and contrasting paint colors and textures needed for signed communication.

The property incorporates sustainable building practices that will help ADWAS save money on energy costs including maximizing the use of natural daylight and using ultra-efficient insulation.

The building also includes a multi-purpose room, children and youth rooms, a common laundry facility, computer room, library, a community kitchen for the residents, classroom, a quiet garden, and a secure outdoor children's area. The facility is located on a major transit line, an essential element for its Deaf-Blind residents.

This project has been recognized as the national model program by Deaf leaders; hearing domestic violence and sexual assault agencies; local, national and state coalitions; and the U.S. Department of Justice.

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