Friends of Fircrest and Friends of
Rainier Release Important New Video
Some would have you believe that RHCs are not needed. This five-minute video is a must watch for anyone who wants to understand why Washington State supports RHC care.
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Advocate for People with Disabilities, Bob Gee Passes
We lost a great friend with Bob's passing Thursday, March 31. In both his personal and professional life he stood for what is best and right. Bob spent years lobbying for people with developmental disabilities. He was a member of Friends of Rainier, and certainly a friend to all of us. Bob was 76 years old. (View obituary here)
There will be a private service for Bob at 1:30, Saturday, April 9, 2016, at Our Savior Lutheran Church, Tacoma, WA. In lieu of flowers, family asks that donations be made to the Fred Hutch/Memorial or Lakewood Community Foundation Fund (Rotary).
Changes at Fircrest
Shoreline April, 2016
Shoreline Saturday January 9, 2016
Members and supporters of Friends of Fircrest came from across Western Washington to take part in an awards ceremony. Those honored were; Senator Maralyn Chase, D-Shoreline, Dr. Ramey Roa, Fircrest dentist, and Paul Strand, President of Action DD. Each has contributed in their own right to the betterment of residents of Fircrest and others across the State..
Senator Chase has for many years stood up for RHCs and especially Fircrest, which she says, "Is my passion."
Doctor Rao is well known for his care, compassion and tenderness when working with our special population. Strand has for many years worked to bring awareness for the need of our state's RHC system.
Support the Fircrest Art and Garden Program -- buy a t-shirt. This volunteer program is a hit with residents, but needs your support. Your purchase of a t-shirt will give the gift of art to a resident at Fircrest RHC. Let people know who you support when you wear an art program t-shirt. Order now. Click here for order form. complete it and mail it in.
Fircrest School is a residential centerr located on
85 acres of wooded and open spaces, within the
city of Shoreline, Washington.
Why is it important to have Fircrest as part of a continuum of care?
“We are very happy with and grateful for Fircrest. It was a lifesaver and a wonderful place for our daughter. For the first time in her life she can say she has friends. She has wonderful activities that would have been impossible for us to provide on our own or for her to access through living in a group home.
And last but not least, due to her complex and sometimes impulsive and dangerous behavior, with her living at Fircrest we can now sleep at night knowing that she is safe.”
...Parent of Fircrest resident.
Admission to Fircrest School is coordinated through DDA Region 2 Field Services staff. More admission information here.
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