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Housing and Education

Adult Family Homes

Community Homes owns and operates 7 licensed adult family homes in the cities of Bellevue, Redmond, Bothell and Woodinville. Each home has 5 residents with a licensed, live-in care provider. We currently have three men’s homes and four women’s homes, serving a total of 35 adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

 

                           Shared Living

Community Homes provides consulting support to develop Shared Living homes, which utilize Section 8 vouchers and serve 2-3 residents with a licensed, live-in care provider. These homes are located throughout King County. Since 2014, we have assisted families in developing 11 Shared Living homes serving 25 adults with disabilities.

Once the home is operational, Community Homes may provide continued fee-based management support for family members and the care provider.

Housing Education Series

At Community Homes, we understand that housing for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities is scarce and the system is confusing. Our workshops are designed to help demystify housing and to educate families about what is needed, how to plan, and steps they need to take so they are empowered to find or create housing for their family member.

Our Housing Readiness Workshops are offered throughout the year in various locations and provide information regarding the housing models available and the “stepping stones” for accessing them. Workshops are divided into four tiers of information, designed to present complex information in manageable sections:

Person Centered Housing Journey: This is the heart of our workshop series and will help set the course to prepare and plan for a full life.

Understanding Services: This series is meant for those new to the system and need a roadmap of services toward gaining housing.

Exploring Housing Models: This series gives an overview of the various housing models.

Developing Housing: This advanced series is meant for those who have advanced knowledge of housing and are currently ready for placement for their loved one.

In 2020 we also launched our Parent Networking Program in collaboration with My Village Northwest. This monthly opportunity provides a virtual meeting space for parents to support each other as they start the housing journey.

 

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We have partnered with King County DDD and the cities of Bellevue, Bothell, Redmond, Snohomish County and Woodinville to offer these workshops. We have offered workshops for Spanish-speaking families in collaboration with other agencies.

Questions? Contact Cathy Murahashi, Education and Outreach Manager at
425-233-6930 or via email at cathy@community-homes.org.