Pet Therapy at Stephen’s Place

Who doesn’t love wagging tails, soft fur and cuddles?  That’s what the Columbia River Pet Partners bring to Stephen’s Place. Inspired by watching other service animals in action, Steve Howard and his wife, Debbie, decided that they were going to work in pet therapy.  Not long afterward, they brought the Golden Retrievers Addy and Bo… Read More

The Story Behind Our Horticultural Therapy Program

Summer is now in full swing, which means it’s also the perfect time for gardening.  At Stephen’s Place, gardening is a therapeutic time for residents, made even better now that our greenhouse is complete. Michele Goodwin, director of our greenhouse project, has volunteered at Stephen’s Place since we opened. She not only had the idea… Read More

The Prom at Stephen’s Place | The Columbian

By Scott Hewitt, Columbian Arts & Features Reporter Published: June 3, 2017, 7:22 PM The Saturday afternoon prom at Stephen’s Place was completely normal. Lots of joy and laughter, lots of flowers and balloons, lots of loud music and leaping about on the dance floor. Plus, of course, a smattering of anxieties, freak-outs and meltdowns…. Read More