Easy DIY Glitter Magnets

Glitter magnets are easy and a beautiful addition to your fridge or workspace. At Stephen’s Place, we care very much about independence and supporting individuality. Our residents have their own apartments that they decorate how they choose and sometimes those choices lead to glitter. With this easy project, your clan will be able to create sparkling masterpieces… Read More

Exercise for Everyone: Specialty Athletic Training

We are proud and honored to announce that Specialty Athletic Training has moved into our pad! Owner of Specialty Athletic Training, Ryan Lockard, and his team will be holding their classes at Stephen’s Place. Ryan and his team work with our residents throughout the week, tailoring exercises to each person’s specific needs and favorite moves…. Read More

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. 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… 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

Summer is now in full swing, which means it’s also the perfect time for horticultural therapy. 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

Stephen’s Place Prom | The Columbian

It was that time of the year again for the Stephen’s Place Prom and it was a wonderful night of music and fun. 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… Read More

Disability Housing Celebrates Year

Unique community for adults with developmental disabilities opens through disability housing. (Vancouver, WA) July 9, 2016 – As children with developmental disabilities age, their parents are faced with the challenge of how to care for them as they also grow older and encounter their own health issues. A unique new community for adults with developmental… Read More

Interview with Ellen Stumbo

We recently had the honor of interviewing advocate for children with disabilities and founder of Disability Matters, Ellen Stumbo. When her daughter was diagnosed with Downs Syndrome, Ellen Stumbo struggled with coming to terms with the news. She then found one of the strongest voices in our community and uses it to educate people about the… Read More

Kuni Auto Group Sold to Holman Automotive

The Stephen’s Place community baked up a special thank you in support of Kuni Auto Group. The Kuni Auto Group recently sold to Holman Automotive. The brand will still operate under the same name and Kuni employees will be able to continue to work for the dealerships. To celebrate the sale, our residents got together to bake and… Read More