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About Us

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.

Staff

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Marci Muhlestein

Executive Director

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Jim Forbes

Director of Finance

Alyssa Midgley

Alyssa Midgley

Director of Services

Cindy Wilkins

Cindy Wilkins

Operations Manager

Annie Puchar

Annie Puchar

Housing
Coordinator

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

Lisa Soli

Board Member

Ed Stamp

John Smiley

Board Member

Lynn Chittenden

Board Member

Ed Stamp

Board Treasurer

Sarah Sherertz Vogt

Sarah Sherertz

Board Secretary

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.”

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