The purpose of Kokua’s Supported Living Services is to enable individuals with disabilities to live as independently as possible as members of the greater community. Individuals with disabilities have the right to quality care, the right to a safe and supportive community, and the right to live life on their own terms. The services we provide are tailored to individual need and are primarily focused on health, safety, and care. Supported Living is a suite of customized supports designed to keep individuals living in their own community rather than in institutional settings. These services are flexible, frequently changing, and consumer-driven.

Kokua Services has been providing Supported Living Services in the Thurston County area since 1990. Kokua offers a wide array of supports including medical and healthcare assistance, community inclusion, financial skills, and assistance with the skills of daily living with a focus on independence-building.  With our team of caring and trained Direct Support Professionals, we currently support twenty two homes in the Olympia/Lacey area, and each of our clients live in their own homes. Our Direct Support Professionals consider themselves guests in the homes and strive to provide care in a natural, dignified fashion.

In addition to in-home support, Kokua Direct Support Professionals regularly assist and encourage our clients to participate in community activities. Activities include, but are not limited to: clubs, classes, LEAD (Literacy and Education for Adults with Disabilities) tutoring, art, movies, shopping, banking, socializing with friends, picnics, parties, religious activities, sporting events, fishing, travel, swimming at the YMCA, theater, musical events, and other activities as requested.

Supported Living Services go hand-in-hand with Kokua’s mission to provide individuals with disabilities the support needed to lead full and meaningful lives.

Who can receive Supported Living Services?

Supported Living Services are a Washington State/Medicaid waiver-paid service authorized by the State of Washington’s Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA). Recipients of these services receive the Core Waiver through DSHS.  If you would like to learn more about your waiver eligibility or status please contact your DDA Case Manager. Our goal is to support families and community members with resource information and direction. We believe everyone deserves to be a part of the community.

For more information, please contact:
GP Dempsey, Development Director
Phone: (360) 705-4665, ext. 124