Community Homes Inc. Programs
Community Homes is committed to creating an environment of lifelong learning and self-determination for our residents to grow and experience meaningful participation in the community. Care providers teach and assist with day-to-day living skills, help maintain employment, arrange transportation and encourage social and recreational activities.
Community Homes’ proven ability to implement this philosophy over the past 17 years is integral to the success of our homes.
Our programs are unique in our focus to keep our residents actively involved in their communities – through their jobs, social events, and recreational programs. We experience a very high rate of satisfaction among our residents and their parents/guardians as evidenced by very low turnover (less than 2%) and very high ratings on annual evaluations.
Recent Successes and Current Challenges
Community Homes, Inc. has been successful in providing close-knit, supportive, and comfortable adult family homes for adults with developmental disabilities on the eastside. Each home is run by a care provider, but the heart of the home comes from the community created by the residents who live there. We recently received public funding to open our seventh home. This newest home will be operational in 2013. Last year, with the help of the Seattle Foundation, we were able to remodel the kitchens in two of our homes, making it easier for our care givers to cook and serve dinner for their residents 365 days per year
Our annual operating budget is $400,000, or $13,000 per resident per year. 75% of our revenue comes from room and board. Our annual contributed support is approximately $100,000. The annual budget includes $86,000 for food, $45,000 for utilities, and $50,000 for repairs and maintenance.