How to Make a Mentos Rocket

The legendary Mentos Rocket is a fun project you can easily partake in (as long as you don’t mind gambling with the likelihood of being covered in soda!) Here’s what you’ll need: 1 liter of (warm, not cold) Diet Coca Cola 1 package of mint Mentos Masking tape Scissors Step 1: Start by letting your… Read More

6 Crafts for Adults with Developmental Disabilities

Both individuality and a sense of community are both key in life. It’s very important to us here. That’s one of the reasons that we offer such a wide range of activities. Our programs include jewelry making, sewing classes, music instruction and awesome DIY crafts like these: Fairy Glow Jars Using the humble Mason jar… Read More

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