Tierra Village – Job Opening!

Welcome to Tierra


We are a small land based community in Leavenworth Washington with similar core values to Camphill but in a multi-denomination setting. If you know of a co-worker/care provider who is great AND might be looking for work, can you pass this job announcement along to them.  The design of our house seeks to balance the intensity of the job with access to beautiful and private living space. 


We have a wonderful and small community at Tierra that works hard to keep life a learning experience. 




 Tierra Village, in Leavenworth, Washington, is seeking a dynamic and experienced care partner to work in spectacular natural setting. Responsibilities include supporting five adults with developmental disabilities access healthy options/ opportunities/connections. Successful applicant will live onsite in a separate spacious and hand-crafted apartment with private access and outdoor space. Application process closes August 5, 2013. Start Date October 15, 2013. Applications received will be reviewed on a rolling basis until position is filled. Please apply on-line at http://www.tierravillage.org/get-involved/job-opportunities/resident-managment-position 

Salary meets the industry standard. Benefits include housing, food when working, medical and vacation time.


Please see attached photos.

                     Thank you for passing this along to friends,


Shanda Holm


Tierra Village, Executive Director

12000 Sunitsch Canyon Road

Leavenworth, WA 98826

Ph.          509.548.6880 ext.2



We toured this community earlier this spring and were just in awe of what they have already accomplished.  Coyote House was nearing completion and you could see the love and attention that went into every detail of building this home for the needs of future residents.  The apartment for the resident manager was beautiful too and a wonderful perk to this job!

Please pass this on to anyone you know who may be interested.  This is truly a dream community and one which has developed from the love and devotion of the director and board.  I’m just sorry that this is not closer to my home so that I could work here – it would be a dream job for me!


Art Drawings of Coyote House Farm and field Welcome to Tierra View from the Ridge

Fircrest Family and Friends

For those interested, we now have a Fircrest Family and Friends Google Group (fircrestfamily@googlegroups.com)


This is an informal group for families and friends of residents at Fircrest School. We are building a “natural supports” network in hopes of communicating with each other and sharing experiences, hopes and dreams. We work to bridge the divide and build a continuum of care service model.  Fircrest is a Residential Habilitation Center in Shoreline, WA (RHC) and is a campus community for our most vulnerable citizens.

There will be a bi-weekly newsletter published by families and friends to update us on what people are doing, inform us of changes on campus and also local community events.  We have already started some of these projects and during the summer we will be instituting a couple more programs.


Petition to Open Fircrest Activities Building, Gym and Pool

Petition Summary:

The Activities Building at Fircrest School in Shoreline was closed by

 Washington State Department of Social and Health Services in 2009

due to budget cuts

Building located at 15239 15th Ave NE, Shoreline, WA  98155

There is a full size gym, auditorium, kitchen facilities and two pools

(main pool and a therapy pool heated to 95 degrees) both of which are

accessible by stairs or lift.

The building is centrally located and accessible to all.  It is an important venue for community events and activities.

Many groups have asked about this facility and the closure of the pool was detrimental to the

health of those with disabilities – ranging from arthritis, spinal cord injuries, fibromyalgia,

cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis and more.

We, the undersigned, are concerned citizens and community groups

who urge our leaders to action in reopening this facility for our

 community activities and the health and recreation for our citizens.  We

 are interested in finding alternative funding sources to maintain the

building and also interested in pilot projects and programs with those

who work with solar or wind energy to help minimize the utility costs.

In the Comments Section, please write your name or group, contact person, email, address, phone and ideas.  We will contact you.