About Adult Family Homes

These are residential homes licensed to care for up to six non-related residents. They provide room, board, laundry, necessary supervision, and necessary help with activities of daily living, personal care, and social services. RCW 70.128.010.

If you are considering care in an adult family home.

I am opening a second adult family home; what do I need to do?

Contact the Business Analysis & Applications Unit at (360) 725-2420.

Once I've attended an orientation class, what is the next step toward becoming licensed?

You will need to complete and submit the application packet correctly, according to the instructions provided on the application.

How long does it take to become licensed?

There is no specific time frame for becoming licensed. It depends on how quickly the application is completed accurately and scheduling of the initial licensing visits

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