Help Issaquah nonprofit make a home for adults with disabilities into reality

August 11, 2010

By Warren Kagarise

NEW — 8 a.m. Aug. 11, 2010

Issaquah nonprofit organization Life Enrichment Options plans another expansion to house more adults with developmental disabilities — and LEO has invited community members to help launch the campaign.

The kickoff starts at 1 p.m. Sunday on the sight for a planned group home, at 25th and Logan Street in the highlands.

LEO founder Rose Finnegan invited community members to stop by for free lemonade and apple pie — and to learn about the innovative organization.

The organization aims to raise $100,000 in 100 days to build a group home in the Issaquah Highlands. LEO operates the Rose House in downtown Issaquah and the Ann Dennis House in the highlands.

Combined, 10 adults and care providers reside in the houses. In addition providing housing, LEO helps disabled adults find jobs and live on their own. The organization aims to help residents “fulfill their life goals and help them live a full life,” Finnegan said.

Leaders announced plans last year to build another home to mark the organization’s 20th anniversary. LEO hopes to start construction in early 2011. The final price tag could reach $500,000.

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