Twenty-two deaf organizations are joining forces to create a Maryland Deaf Community Center, according to an article in The Frederick News-Post.

The group envisions the future community center as both a “central location for deaf services as well as a community meeting place.” Frederick is home to a large deaf population—some estimates say it may be as high as 50,000, according to the article—that includes the Maryland School for the Deaf and Gallaudet University nearby. They hope the future center will provide services including interpretation, senior services, and job placement, among others.

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Source: The Frederick News-Post