DAHLIA Living operates four homes throughout the greater Eastside area. Each home provides 24/7 support and care to 26 differently-abled adults.
Our first home opened its doors on April 8th, 1983. Our agency’s first major step into the world of residential services, was a decision to develop a group home that would serve a target group of people who need support 24 hours per day for all aspects of daily living. The Archdiocesan Housing Authority sponsored us for a HUD 202 loan to build the eight-bedroom barrier-free home that is now Champion House. Four of our 8 residents have lived at Champion house since it opened in 1983.
Our second home opened on March 18th, 1987. Halcyon was built from the ground up with an HUD 202 loan sponsored by the AHA. We had eight new residents, many new staff, and a new neighborhood that wasn’t too sure about a “group home.” We asked our neighbors to give us a chance to prove that we would be good neighbors and of our desire to maintain the high standards of the community. Today, most would agree Halcyon's residents are fine community citizens.
On August 6th, 1991, we started Visions. Two of our Halcyon residents needed more nursing than we could provide in a traditional group home. They rented an apartment together and we provided all of their services in their home. We soon moved the Visions program to a wheelchair accessible home in the Bridle Trails area of Kirkland in 1994 and began serving five people with high medical needs in a home they can call their own.
The newest of our programs, opened on September 5th, 2000, is also an Intensive Tenant Support program. An urgent need within the community to serve young people with severe disabilities who were aging out of children’s foster care resulted in the development of our Trail House facility.