DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES ADMINISTRATION
Residential programs and services that may be available to DDA clients include:
Adult Family Homes
Adult Family Homes are regular neighborhood homes where staff assumes responsibility for the safety and well-being of the adult. A room, meals, laundry, supervision and varying levels of assistance with care are provided. Some provide occasional nursing care. Some offer specialized care for people with mental health issues, developmental disabilities or dementia. The home can have two to six residents and is licensed by the state. Find an Adult Family Home in your area.
Alternative Living Services
Alternative Living Services are instructional services provided by an individual contractor. The service focuses on community-based individualized training to enable a client to live as independently as possible with minimal residential services.
Community Protection Program
The DDA Community Protection Program provides intensive 24-hour supervision for clients who have been identified as posing a risk to their community due to the crimes they have committed. This program is an opportunity for participants to live successfully in the community and continue to remain out of prison or other justice system settings. Environmental and programmatic safeguards are in place to protect neighbors and community members, to the extent possible, from behaviors that pose a risk to people or property and/or interfere with the rights of others. This structured, specialized environment gives participants the opportunity to make positive choices to resolve or manage the behaviors that require intensive intervention and supervision.
- Your Guide to Community Protection in Developmental Disabilities
- Questions and Answers about the Community Protection Program
Companion Homes provide residential services and supports in an adult foster care model to no more than one adult DDA client. The services are offered in a regular family residence approved by DDA to assure client health, safety, and well-being. DDA reimburses the provider for the instruction and support service. Companion homes provide 24-hour available supervision.
Group Homes are community-based residences serving two or more adult clients and are licensed as either an assisted living facility or an adult family home. Group Homes contract with DDA to provide 24-hour instruction and support. The provider owns or leases the facility. Clients must pay participation for room and board to the service provider.
Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/ID)
ICF/IDs are residential settings that provide habilitation training, 24-hour supervision, and medical/nursing services for Medicaid eligible clients who are in need of the active treatment services provided in these facilities. ICF/IDs operated by the DDA in Residential Habilitation Centers (RHC) are located at Fircrest School, Lakeland Village, and Rainier School. There are also privately-operated ICF/IDs located in King and Pierce Counties.
Residential Habilitation Centers (RHC)
RHCs are state-operated residential settings that provide habilitation training, 24-hour supervision, and medical/nursing services for clients who meet Medicaid eligibility and need active treatment services. An RHC may be certified as an Intermediate Care Facility for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/ID) and/or licensed as a Nursing Facility. In addition, respite and other specialized services may be available to clients living in the community. There are four RHCs in Washington State:
- Fircrest School Shoreline (ICF/ID and NF)
- Lakeland Village, Medical Lake (ICF/ID and NF)
- Rainier School, Buckley (ICF/ID)
- Yakima Valley School, Selah (NF)
Supported Living Services
Supported Living services offer instruction and support to persons who live in their own homes in the community. Supports may vary from a few hours per month up to 24 hours per day of one-to-one support. Clients pay for their own rent, food, and other personal expenses. DDA contracts with private agencies to provide Supported Living services.
- Supported Living Program Locator
- Choosing a DDD Residential Provider [861 KB ]
- Residential Service Guidelines
State Operated Living Alternatives (SOLA)
SOLA programs offer Supported Living services. SOLA programs are operated by DDA with state employees providing instruction and support to clients.
Voluntary Placement Services (VPS)
Voluntary Placement Services offer a variety of supports to eligible children living in a licensed setting outside the family home, when the placement is due solely to the child's disability (RCW 74.13.350). Services may include:
- Case management by a DDA social worker
- Residence in a DSHS Division of Licensed Resources (DLR) foster home, group care facility, or staffed residential home
- Respite care to the licensed provider
- Nursing, therapies and behavior supports not already covered through Foster Care Medical Unit (FCMU) or schools
- Shared Parenting Plan with the provider and the child's biological/adoptive parent that is designed and implemented to support the family unit while the child lives outside the family home