News & Events

  • King 5 Institutions Series follow up

    Please click here to read a follow up story on the King 5 “Last of the Institutions” series, describing changes that have come to pass since the series started airing.

  • Last of the Institutions

    Last night on King 5 news, another installment of the series, Last of the Institutions, aired — this one tells the story of Shawn Fanning, who successfully moved from Fircrest RHC to a neighborhood in Whatcom County. Watch it — it’s great! Click here to watch.

  • New installments of “Last of the Institutions”

    Part 8 of the series can be watched here.   This one talks about Minnesota’s successful process of de-institutionalization, and touches on what would need to be done here in Washington to make the same happen.

     

    Missed part 7? Watch it here. This episode discusses the latest round of audits completed at our state’s Residential Habilitation Centers, the findings from those audits, and what it means for the standard of care in Washington’s institutions.

  • Rally Highlights

    Thanks to everyone who was able to join us for the Supported Living Rally Day in Olympia on January 29th. More than 600 consumers of service, staff, advocates, friends, and family joined the rally on the capitol steps to make our voices heard. ARC of Washington shared a great video podcast and recap of the event, with well-known supporters Sue Elliot and Ed Holen as well as a quick interview with Tana Senn, Democrat from the 41st District, who took the time to speak at the rally. Watch below!

  • Unsure of who your legislators are?

    Are you going to join us for the Supported Living Rally on Wednesday, January 27th? Great!

    Have you made an appointment to talk to your legislators yet? Not sure how to?

    Follow this simple link — it will take you to the website for the Washington state legislature. There, you’ll use a simple tool that asks you to enter your street address — and you’ll get a direct link to your legislative and congressional districts, and will be able to click to email your legislators!  Experience has shown, though, that if you want to set up a time to talk to them, it’s much more effective to CALL their office than it is to email — so go for it today. There’s still time to make an appointment for the 27th!

  • Supported Living Rally 2016

    Are you ready to RALLY?

    Come to the Supported Living Advocacy Day & Rally!
    When: Wednesday, January 27, 2016
    What/Where: Rally at the Capitol Steps – Exact Time TBD, at the North side of the Legislative Building

    After the Rally, meet with your Legislators – ALL Day

    This year’s legislative session started Monday January 11, 2016 – so start calling and making appointments for Rally day!

  • Supported Living Rally: Rides from Eastern WA

    Need a ride to the Supported Living Rally on January 27th? There are spots for up to 106 total individuals to catch a ride from either Ellensburg, Yakima, or Spokane, for travel to Olympia, WA to make our voices heard!

    For more information and itinerary, go to our page titled “Need a Ride?”

    If you are interested in catching the bus to the Rally from Kennewick or Ellensburg, please contact Tami LaDoux at tamil@tcrs1978.com.

    If you are interested in catching the bus in Sunnyside or Yakima, please contact Randy Hauck at rhauck@community-living.org.

  • Part 6, “Last of the Institutions”

    In case you missed it, please click here to watch part 6 of the King 5 series, “Last of the Institutions”. This segment profiles two individuals, Christy Poe and Rick Serrette, who are living successfully and happily in the community. You can also go to the King 5 website to view other segments in the series, or to read documents that are referenced in the stories.

  • “Last of the Institutions”, part 5

    King 5’s latest installment of the series, “Last of the Institutions” is available for viewing here. This installment tells the story of Allen Walker, an individual with significant needs who is successfully supported in the community. It also covers the Olmstead Act and its various interpretations by lawmakers and advocates on both sides of the issue. Watch it, and share!

  • “Last of the Institutions”, part 4

    Last night King 5 aired the most recent installment of the series, “Last of the Institutions” — this one focusing on the cost difference between institutional placement and community placement. Watch it here  or go directly to King5’s website and look under the “Investigators” tab.