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
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
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 Board of Directors
Our Care Providers
“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”