DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES ADMINISTRATION
Fircrest Residential Habilitation Center
Fircrest School provides support to about 200 people with developmental disabilities in a residential setting. Its employees take pride in providing excellent care and service to the individuals who reside at Fircrest.
Fircrest School was established in 1959 within a facility that was a Naval Hospital and later became a Tuberculosis Sanitarium. Like many state facilities, Fircrest has radically changed its care philosophy from one of only providing care and health services to also providing an active treatment program that promotes individualized habilitative supports.
Located in Shoreline, just north of Seattle, Fircrest School has excellent access to the major medical and educational facilities that support the individuals who live at Fircrest. Its location also allows the individuals who reside at Fircrest the opportunity to participate in many of the sporting, cultural and outdoor events held in the Seattle area.
Services to the individuals who reside at Fircrest are partially funded through two different programs that are regulated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The Nursing Facility within Fircrest provides individualized health care and activities to persons who have unique medical needs. The Intermediate Care Facility for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/ID) provides individualized habilitative services that support and enhance individual skills and strengths.
Admission to Fircrest School is coordinated through DDD Region 2 Field Services staff.