LEO Adult Family Home #4: Snoqualmie Valley — (Estimated Opening, Fall 2019)
The Life Enrichment Options (LEO) Organization is building Adult Family Home (AFH) #4 in the Snoqualmie Valley. Many LEO supporters live in this area and have dreamed of this project. This LEO home for individuals with developmentally disabilities will be located a few miles from the historic downtown district of Snoqualmie on property that LEO purchased in November 2016 as a temporary rental and future AFH site.
In February 2018, crews began to prepare the Snoqualmie lot. They demolished a double-wide old unused mobile home and its block foundation. Another small house circ. 1932 on the lot will also be demolished soon, now that the permitting is mostly completed.
LEO Houses #1, #2, and #3 were named after three women that devoted years to the LEO mission: Rose Finnegan, Ann Dennis and Angela Dews. Keeping that tradition, LEO Adult Family Home #4 in Snoqualmie will be named the “Nancy Whitaker House”. Nancy is a former President of Encompass Northwest, and 22-year member of the LEO Board of Directors. She is an amazing person, who has donated her time and skills while serving on many LEO committees and volunteering at many LEO events, like the Challenge Race Series, Executive Committee, Fund Development Committee, Outreach Events and more.
LEO wants each home to support the needs of its residents and the live-in Care Provider. “The Nancy House” floor plan contains 6 downstairs bedrooms for residents (see floor plan diagram). The apartment-like upstairs for the Care Provider has 2 bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen, small dinning-living area and storage room. There is also a two-car garage with a storage area.
The projected opening date for “The Nancy House” mostly depends on donations to LEO, any material discounts, on the scheduling of the still to be determined contractor, and on those who help with the planning and physical construction of the house. This is often accomplished by skilled individuals willing to work for a little less to help a great cause, but usually with other priority obligations too.
LEO is getting closer to realizing our dreams of providing a new home for adults with developmental disabilities. As you may know all LEO houses are built with private funds via donations. If you would like to help us fund the construction and furnishings for this new Adult Family Home, please Make a Donation. Thank you for your support.
LEO Adult Family Home #5: Issaquah Highlands — (Estimated Opening, Summer 2020)
The Life Enrichment Options (LEO) Organization is now preparing for Adult Family Home (AFH) #5 in the Issaquah Highlands. This new LEO home for individuals with developmentally disabilities became a real possibility in June 2017, when the Issaquah City Council proposed and approved additional affordable housing on a new home development area called Westridge. The revised plan for Westridge includes 38 “Affordable Housing” units and one detached Life Enrichment Options (LEO) House on a vacant site to be built by Polygon Northwest. Amazing! The LEO Lot is at the corner of NE Ellis Drive and Westridge Way NE (initially named 6th Walk NE). See the pictures below. The picture of the lot for the new LEO house is a view looking north.
The LEO Adult Family Home #5 will be built to the specifications for an Adult Family Home for LEO and at a greatly reduced price, but still expensive for a non-profit like LEO. The floor plan and exterior style of this new home will be very much like the other LEO houses. The construction site is now known but the construction start date has not been announced.
As you may know all LEO houses are built with private funds via donations. If you would like to help us fund the construction and furnishings for this new Adult Family Home, please Make a Donation. At this time LEO is still far from reaching the large financial goal needed for this home. Thank you for your support.