Creating Homes and Enriching Lives for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

Life Enrichment Options (LEO) was born in 1988 out of the need of mothers of young adults with developmental disabilities.

As their children were leaving the safety net of the Issaquah school district, there was very little to look forward to in the way of activities and services in the community. These women were determined that their children would live as “normal” a life as possible. They had a dream of employment, a social network with friends and independent living for their children.

Today, over 30 years later, LEO has made significant progress in developing housing, programs and activities for individuals with developmental disabilities. And we remain dedicated to making dreams a reality.

Adult Family Home #4 (AFH) News

Post Updated: October 15, 2021

LEO Adult Family Home #4 in the Snoqualmie Valley is now licensed by the State of Washington! And residents have moved in. Thanks to generous donors, sponsors and volunteers “The Nancy Whitaker House” has became a reality.  For more info and to view the construction pictures of this project click HERE.

Adult Family Home #5  Named “The Mike Ernst House”

Post Updated: January 15, 2022

The 5th LEO Adult Family Home for up to six individuals with developmental disabilities is named after Mike Ernst, a Life Enrichment Options supporter for many years.  Mike is a long time LEO Board Member and very active member of the Housing Committee that helped manage the construction of “The Nancy Whitaker House” this past year.

“The Mike Ernst House” will become a reality in 2022.  The Coronavirus Pandemic has caused construction delays.

The site for “The Mike Ernst House” is in the Issaquah Highland’s Westridge neighborhood. Click HERE for more info and to see construction photos.   Please help us with your Donation!

What We Do

In addition to building and maintaining homes for individuals with Developmental Disabilities, and supporting the Care Providers who operate our Adult Family Homes, LEO is also busy running gravity car challenge races, planning and participating in community education events, and promoting employment opportunities.

Join a committee. Get Involved.

We need volunteers to work on housing, fundraising, events, finance, and outreach. Please contact us and let us know how you want to help or which committee you would like to join.

Get in Touch!  Get Involved!

The Life Enrichment Options (LEO) Organization is comprised of many caring supporters and unpaid volunteers, including everyone on the LEO Board and on LEO Committees. They just want to help those with Developmental Disabilities live better lives.

Please join us! Volunteer your time by attending LEO events, helping run the event, or joining a LEO Committee. Without volunteers, LEO would not be able to carry out the goals we set in our mission statement (as seen below). Please contact us below. Thank you!

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