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

Our Mission

The Bainbridge Island Special Needs Foundation exists to offer adults with developmental disabilities a supportive environment and healthy life-enhancing activities while integrating with their local community.


  • 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



Stephens House

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

From the Director- I hope all of you have gotten off to a good start....


February Newsletter


Organizations contributing in 2014

Bainbridge Island Special Needs Foundation

Stephens House

This week's activities:

  • ​Battle Point Park
  • ​Navy Museum