You're there for them. We're here for you.

Serving Adult Family Home Providers Since 1993

The Adult Family Home Council exists to serve the provider.

Advocacy for better legislation, up-to-date education, relevant resources, and the ability to find residents can be challenging for an adult family home operator. 

A Passionate

We’re making a significant difference in Washington’s adult family home industry—like you—we’re also passionate about improving the lives & well-being of vulnerable adults. We look forward to supporting you.

Sometimes Searching is a Challenge

Connecting with families looking for a place for their loved ones has its challenges—that’s why we’re here to help your home get found when they are looking.

Adult Family Home Council

Benefits of Membership

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We offer our members a personalized online business listing to create public awareness for your adult family home—this online listing shares vacancies to help you connect with new families.



As a member, you benefit from our highly trained and responsive staff, which focuses on providing support, including various resources. The resources include up-to-date legislative information, advocacy, and ongoing education. We even offer support for an adult family home while working towards licensing.

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  • Lobbying at a local and State level, our advocacy increases Medicaid rates and creates a fair regulatory environment.


  • Our continuing education for members includes an online resource library, FREE CEUs for providers and staff through AFH Council online campus, Chapter meetings, Webinars, and exclusive conferences.

Pre Licensed Membership

  • If you’re working to become a licensed adult family home The Council is here to partner with you along the process and assist with developing required policies, reviewing your application before submission, reviewing required disclosure forms, and referrals to appropriate services.

Members also have access to:

What Is An Adult Family Home?

Adult Family Homes are a community-based residential setting with 24-hour care and services. There are over 4,700 adult family homes across Washington state. Each independently licensed and operated home can serve between 2 and 8 residents.

The level of care each home provides will vary. Nurses operate some adult family homes or hire nurses or appropriately licensed staff to support a resident’s needs. Others may specialize in caring for residents with forms of dementia including Alzheimer’s. Some homes specialize in caring for people with developmental or intellectual disabilities.

All adult family homes must have a current assessment of the resident and a care plan reflecting their needs and preferences on how they would like to receive those services.

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