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About Us

History

Founders John and Ann Therrien started Community Homes in 1995 for their daughter, Jenny. Her family wanted her to have every opportunity to live more independently. This first Adult Family Home in Bellevue still serves Jenny and four other women. We now own 8 Adult Family Homes and 2 shared-living homes in Bellevue, Bothell, Woodinville, Newcastle, and Shoreline. We continue to actively seek opportunities to increase housing options in each of our communities. We partner with several organizations and families who are working towards finding housing solutions.
 

Our Mission:

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

Staff

Marci Muhlestein

Executive Director

jim forbes
Jim Forbes

Director of Finance

Alyssa Midgley
Alyssa Midgley

Director of Services

Cathy Murahashi
Cathy Murahashi

Education & Outreach Manager

Amanda Modery
Amanda Modery

Resident Services Coordinator

Violet Tate
Violet Tate

Philanthropy
Assistant

Board of Directors

Marcie Hinthorne

Marcie Hinthorne

Board President

Ed Stamp

Board Vice President

jason thonssen

Jason Thonssen

Board Treasurer

Ed Stamp

John Smiley

Interim Secretary

Marc Therrien

Marc Therrien

Board Member

Lynn Chittenden

Board Member

Lisa Soli

Board Member

Bob O’Hara

Bob O’Hara

Board Member

Marikay Cuthill

Marikay Cuthill

Board Member

Quotes from our Residents 

“I like to walk around my neighborhood because it feels like I belong there. It’s my home, not my parents’ home.”

“It is nice to come home after my workday. It is a happy place to live.”

“I like my house especially having my own room. I feel safe here. I am happy here.”

“My house makes me feel strong…brave.”