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


  • 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.

Providing quality care since 2002

191 Winslow Way West

Bainbridge Island

(206) 780-1211




Bainbridge Island Special Needs Foundation (BISNF) also known as "Stephens House" was established in 2002. We operate a day program for young adults with developmental 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, plus numerous local volunteers provide support. We are funded primarily through private and public grants, and individual donations.  We are open 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM Monday through Friday.

About Us

July 26 Bluegrass Festival. .


July Newsletter


Seattle Art Museum Exhibit - August

Bainbridge Island Special Needs Foundation

On July 26 the BISNF will be a vendor at the 8th Annual Bluegrass Festival. The festival is held annually at Battle Point Park on Bainbridge Island. Please stop by our booth and enjoy sampling some art created by participants and other items for sale to raise funds for the BISNF.   In addition a sampling of the clients' art will be on exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum in August.  

Bluegrass Festival Fundraiser and SAM


July 26.

Battle Point Park,  Bainbridge Island

(206) 780-1211

July Activity Calendar