News & Events

  • Parent looks forward to her daughter being supported in the community

    Shyane’s daughter is looking forward to living in the community with the help of supported living.

  • Enjoying Supported Living

    Kerri talks about how the people who work in her supported living program help her every day.

  • Supported Living wages close to minimum wage

    Scott asks the Washington State Legislature to restore cuts to funding for supported living workers.

  • More Independent Thanks to Supported Living

    Faith shares her story of living in the community with the help of Supported Living.

  • Supported Living worker talks about the value of her work

    Hassanati has worked with people with developmental disabilities in supported living for over 6 years. She asks the Washington State Legislature to fund wages for this challenging work at a level above the minimum wage.

  • Over 800 attend Supported Living Advocacy Day

    We support Supported Living!

    The Capitol steps filled with over 800 clients, staff, and family members of individuals served by community residential programs on Supported Living Advocacy Day 2014.  People from across the state came to Olympia to tell their legislators that it’s time for supported living workers to earn a livable wage. The legislature cut rates for Supported Living for people with developmental disabilities twice since 2009, driving entry level wages for Direct Support Staff to $10 an hour, just 68 cents above minimum wage for this important work.

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  • CRSA Supported Living Rally 1.27.14

    Come join us for the CRSA Supported Living rally on Monday January 27, 2014 at the state capitol in Olympia. We are gathering  on the North side of the legislative building at 12pm. The rally is being organized to communicate to the legislature, the need to adequately fund wages for direct support staff in Supported Living. We look forward to seeing you there!

  • A Mother Talks About the Importance of Direct Support Staff

    Kelly Church is the mother of young man with autism. Kelly discusses the importance of the direct support staff that work with her son, and the need to ensure a living wage for all staff in Supported Living.

  • Governor Inslee Issues Budget

    December 17, 2014 Governor Inslee issues his 2014-2015 supplemental budget. See more here:

    http://www.ofm.wa.gov/budget14/recsum/default.asp#dshs

  • A Community of Full Participation

    This video, highlights great stories of individuals with ID/DD living in, participating in, and contributing to, their communities.   The stories communicate the immense importance of  community and legislative support for our clients, staff, families and providers.