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We support adults with Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities to live safe and fulfilling lives through experiences that foster independence and enhance self-esteem. Our representative payee program assists those with Social Security benefits to budget for independent living, and Foundational Community Supports provides benefits for supportive housing and employment.

Our Programs


Supported living enables people to live in their own homes in the community with support.


For eligibility and to apply, you will need to start with Washington State's DDA office below.


After approval, you will be able to select our program for services.

Application for eligibility

Our Disability Services programs include our state-recognized Supported Living program and our Meaningful Day recreational day program.


Our ground-breaking Training Department also provides training to other agencies. We created the first virtual "Train The Trainer" program for the Developmental Disabilities Administration of Washington State.


Meaningful Day is an art-focused activity group hosted by the Carl Gipson Center for people of all abilities, including those with developmental disabilities.

Participants will be encouraged and inspired to express themselves through various mediums including music, collage, painting, and more. This program includes sessions run by a Board-Certified Music Therapist on the 2nd and 4th weeks of the month.


The Representative Payee Program is a service that helps you budget your SocialSecurity Administration (SSA) benefits.


Through the Rep Payee Program, local service providers will work with you to budget your benefits to help you pay for food, shelter, clothing, and medical care.

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Foundational Community Supports

A program with benefits for supportive housing and supported employment for people with Medicaid. If you qualify, Volunteers of America will work with you and help you find and maintain a job and stable independent housing.


Supportive Housing
We can help you:

  • Find a place to live

  • Keep your home

  • Move out of an institution and into the community

  • Find extra local services that can help with your housing needs.


Supported Employment
An employment specialist can assist with:

Helping you find a job by:

  • Helping you fill out job applications

  • Preparation for pre-hire tests and questionnaire

  • Reaching out out to employers

Helping you keep your job with:

  • On-the-job support

  • Education

  • Training & Coaching

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Do You Qualify?
To qualify, you must:

  • Find a place to live

  • Keep your home

  • Move out of an institution and into the community

  • Find extra local services that can help with your housing needs.

For more information: 425.212.3992 | Monday - Friday 8:30am-5pm

We’ll help you gain the skills to be successful!


We have adapted trainings to an online format. Training Director Matthias Austin is recognized as a Master Trainer for DDA.

Please contact us for more information.

Matthias Austin

(425) 259-3191

VOAWW is a proud member of American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR)

Click to learn more about this vital organization advocating for and supporting people with developmental disabilities.
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Do you need more information about
Personal Support Services?


Brenda Priest

Senior Director, Disability Services


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