Community House

Mental Health Agency

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Our History



In the late 1960's, there was a growing need for support services for adults with mental illness in the community. In Seattle, Capitol Hill Methodist Church addressed that need by opening a lounge in their building for former patients of psychiatric institutions. This was the beginning of Community House.

Through the 1970's, Community House raised enough money through donors to move into a house and provide services such as a meal program and recreational activities. Community House became an independent non-profit agency in 1976.


In 1986, the state of Washington


recognized Community House as a Community Mental Health Services provider. This expanded the organization to provide emergency, outpatient, day treatment, community support, and consultation and education services. In 1989, Community House built its first residential facility, aimed at providing housing to clients who were homeless and in need.

Since this time the agency has dramatically expanded and now provides a network of housing options from 24 hour staffing in Washington State licensed group homes to fully independent apartments for clients who are further in their recovery.

Community House



Community House provides over 150 units of agency owned and operated housing for our clients.

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