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Resident Placement

Becoming a Resident of United Friends Group Homes

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First and foremost, United Friends is not a nursing home. Two of our homes are licensed as Boarding Homes, and one home is licensed as an ICF/ID (Intermediate Care Facility for the Intellectually Disabled).


All our homes are under regulation and oversight by the State of Washington’s Developmental Disabilities Administration. The clients we provide services for have been diagnosed as developmentally disabled, and residency at one of our homes is contingent upon meeting Washington State guidelines and funding source.


What is a developmental disability as defined by law?


Under RCW71A.10.020(3) the definition in law of a developmental disability is:


A disability attributable to:


  • Intellectual Disability;


  • Cerebral Palsy;


  • Epilepsy;


  • Autism; or


  • Another neurological or other condition closely related to intellectual disability or that requires treatment similar to that required for individuals with intellectual disabilities, which:


    • Originated before the individual attained age eighteen;


    • Continued or can be expected to continue indefinitely, and


    • Results in substantial limitations to an individual's intellectual and/or adaptive functioning.


Unfortunately at this time we can only consider referrals from the Division of Developmental Disabilities. Therefore, your best choice to research group home living in Washington State should begin with the Developmental Disabilities Administration. They can provide you with detailed information regarding to your questions and assist with finding the most suitable program for your loved ones needs.

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