Stephens House, 191 Winslow Way West, Bainbridge Island, (206) 780-1211


About Us

Bainbridge Island Special Needs Foundation

  • Open Monday through Friday  
  • Two full-time staff work with participants
  • Focus on creating an environment for participants to build social skills
  • Weekly activities on site and field trips
  • Resource support for Parents and Caregivers 
  • Regular ongoing communications to ensure partnering between Parents/Caregivers and Staff.

Bainbridge Island Special Needs Foundation (BISNF) also known as "Stephens House" was established in 2002. We operate a day program for young adults with intellectual disabilities, focusing on quality of life enhancements. For many this program offers the next step after leaving the public school system by providing continued structure and education. Our goals are to increase physical health, mental well-being and social interaction for participants, while providing respite for caregivers. The program also offers training and practice in life skills and appropriate social behaviors.

Activities include field trips, swimming and daily exercises, art projects, computer learning, and small work contracts for local businesses. Two staff work full time, and volunteers fill in as necessary.  We are funded primarily through private and public grants, and individual donations.  We are open 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM Monday through Friday.