Inclusive Activities | How to Make a Mentos Rocket

The Mentos Rocket has been a favorite activity of kids and families everywhere. 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… Read More

6 Crafts for Adults with Developmental Disabilities

At Stephen’s Place, we try to keep our residents busy with these fun activities for adults with developmental disabilities. Individuality and a sense of community are both key in life. And, 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… Read More

Pet Therapy at Stephen’s Place

Who doesn’t love wagging tails, soft fur and cuddles from a pet therapy dog? 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… Read More

The Story Behind Our Horticultural Therapy Program

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 for our Horticultural Therapy program but, along with her wonderful husband Greg, built our state-of-the-art greenhouse…. Read More