About Us

Our Mission

Community Homes provides, promotes, and sustains exceptional community-based housing for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Our Equity Commitment

Community Homes values inclusive, diverse, and equitable communities and is committed to ensuring the organization reflects the community we serve. We will prioritize the needs of people with disabilities whose oppression is compounded by race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status, and acknowledge the under-representation of these groups in community-based housing. Full Statement: EQUITY STATEMENT 01.2020

Phone:
425-233-6930

Mailing Address:
PO Box 1240, Bothell, WA 98041

Office (By Appointment):
10532 NE 68th St., Suite 201,
Kirkland, WA 98033

Tax ID:
91-1700810

Community Homes, Inc., a nonprofit 501 (c) 3 organization, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, ancestry, national origin, disability and/or veteran status.

Community Homes is a member of the Housing Development Consortium and Alliance of Eastside Agencies.

In Memory of Rush Riese

Rush Riese was a highly respected member of Community Homes’ board of directors from 2017 – 2020.  He was smart, thoughtful, and articulate.  He never failed to share an unexpected insight or amusing anecdote at meetings.  He made certain that all points of view were heard and considered.  Rush brought heart to his service on our board, drawing upon his personal experiences with people with disabilities as well as his business expertise,  to inform his input.  Everyone at Community Homes will deeply miss his gentle, witty, kind presence.  We are all better for having known him.

-Vicki Isett, Executive Director

Thank you for considering a gift
to Community Homes in honor of Rush Riese

History

Founders John and Ann Therrien started Community Homes in 1995 for their daughter, Jenny. They wanted her to have every opportunity to live more independently. Our first Adult Family Home in Bellevue still serves Jenny and four other women. Since then we have expanded to ownership of seven Adult Family Homes and have assisted families in the development of eight Shared Living households throughout King County, serving more than 50 residents. Our live-in, licensed care providers ensure continuity of support services, enabling our residents to achieve their highest potential.

Our Administration

Vicki Isett

Executive Director 

Alyssa Midgley

Director of Services

Helene Wentink

Advancement Director

Cindy Wilkins 

Operations Manager

Cathy Murahashi

Education & Outreach Manager

Annie Puchar 

Housing Coordinator

Jim Forbes 

Finance Manager

Our Board of Directors

Tom Bartholomew

President

Rush Riese

Board Member – In Memoriam

Curtis Young

Treasurer

Marcie Hinthorne

Vice President

John Smiley

Past President

Lisa Soli

Board Member

Sarah Sherertz Vogt

Secretary 

Lynn Chittenden

Board Member

Mark Morgenstern

Board Member

Our Care Providers

Our dedicated Care Providers are the heart of our work. We are grateful for their passion and daily support of our residents.

Testimonials

“Thank you for meeting with us yesterday.  You were so helpful and the information you gave us made us see that our daughter’s community goals seem achievable.”

“We are grateful for all they do … Community Homes helps our young adults with disabilities lead a more independent life. It is reassuring to know that Community Homes is a huge piece of support for our daughter now and into the future.”

“Community Homes has been a life line of learning for me. They are someone I can trust, and entrust my most valuable possession with – my son.  And I am still listening and learning something new”

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