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From left to right Kevin has a blast on the ferry Angelica attends Camp DAHLIA Champion House the home where it all began WE PROVIDE CREATIVE LIVING OPTIONS ADVOCATE FOR EQUAL RECOGNITION AND ENSURE A QUALITY OF LIFE FOR ADULTS WHO ARE DIFFERENTLY ABLED DAHLIA Living operates four residential programs throughout the greater Eastside area Each home provides 24 7 support and care to differently abled adults Our residences are more than facilities they re homes We create a safe and comfortable environment staffed by individuals who become family From summer camps to visits from Santa watching movies at home to jobs in the local community our goal is to give our residents the opportunities to experience life at their speed in their way We were founded on the belief that differently abled people can lead a vibrant active life For over 40 years DAHLIA Living has been home to more than 25 differently abled adults Our agency has grown to meet the evolving needs of our current residents as well as create new openings for those in need Along the way we endeavor to be good neighbors in our local communities adapt to changing times and technologies and tackle all the challenges thrown our way WWW DAHLIALIVING ORG DAHLIA Living is a 501 c 3 non profit organization Federal ID 51 0152982 Applicants for housing programs or employment are welcome without regard to sex age handicapping conditions religion veteran status race color creed or marital status

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1994 1983 1975 DAHLIA THROUGH THE YEARS Helping Hands for the Disabled HHD was born to provide services for developmentally disabled DD adults on the Eastside 1981 1987 Halcyon opens in Bellevue as a home to 8 additional DD residents HHD founder Barbara Barger approaches the Developmental Disabilities Administration DDA Archdiosese of Seattle HUD to fund a noninstitutional living solution for her DD daughter Beth 1992 HHD hosts its first auction a potluck organized by board member Dolly Turner at Highland Center in Bellevue ROOM TO GROW HHD becomes DAHLIA Living to reflect the different abilities of its residents rather than disabilities DAHLIA was also named to honor Barb an avid gardener The popularity of HHD s annual auction prompts a move to Hilton properties Visions opens in Kirkland as an Intensive Tenant Support ITS home with 24 hour nursing care to 5 medically fragile DD residents The first of its kind in Washington Champion House opens in Bellevue It is home to 8 DD residents providing 24 hour care one of the first of its kind in Washington 2018 2004 2009 1997 Trail House opens in Bellevue HHD s second ITS program Barb retires after 26 Years as HHD s Executive Director Cheryl Jordan assumes this role 2006 Barb s daughter Beth passes away at 42 Doctors had estimated she would only live to 14 TODAY 2020 January Barb passes away at the age of 75 March The COVID pandemic transforms DAHLIA s day to day operations October DAHLIA will host its first virtual online auction WE ARE HOME TO 25 RESIDENTS 8 OF WHOM MOVED IN DURING THE 1980S BY THE NUMBERS CHAMPION HOUSE FOUNDED 1983 RESIDENTS 8 HALCYON FOUNDED 1987 RESIDENTS 8 VISIONS FOUNDED 1994 RESIDENTS 5 TRAIL HOUSE FOUNDED 1997 RESIDENTS 4 Our residents are encouraged to lead active productive lives

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HONORING OUR FOUNDER BARBARA BARGER 1942 2020 ANNUAL AUCTION Every fall we celebrate the DAHLIA Living residents and set goals for the year ahead at our annual auction Not only do we get the chance to show off our residents accomplishments but we also recognize our team for their hard work It is our largest fundraiser of the year and a highlight for all our supporters Barb with her daughter Beth WAYS TO SUPPORT DAHLIA Join the board of directors Volunteer your time Attend our auction Shop AmazonSmile Donate for GiveBIG Donate Sponsor our auction Follow us on social media p 425 644 4344 f 425 644 9867 CONTACT Born in Shinnston WV Barb s independent spirit took her to Washington in 1962 The birth of her daughter Beth in 1964 reshaped her future and was one of the highlights of her life By 1981 Barbara Barger realized that her daughter had just one option becoming institutionalized Finding this unacceptable she founded Helping Hands for the Disabled to create a home for people who are differently abled An avid gardener she cultivated beauty in her flowers and loved watching them bloom Barb was happiest when she was helping others She volunteered at a number of local organizations and with her partner Eva Barb also cared for 16 foster children Barb passed away on January 16 2020 The organization she founded now named DAHLIA Living in her honor has helped many find their community and home email dahlialiving org 15111 8th Ave SW Ste 303 Burien WA 98166

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