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Since 1980, Holly Community Services has provided supports for adults living with developmental and/or intellectual disabilities.

Our mission is to empower the people we serve to live their best lives through cultivated independence


Holly Community Services is a for-profit agency that contracts with the State of Washington Developmental Disabilities Administration to provide residential support services to adults with developmental and/or intellectual disabilities. We provide supports in the Bellingham, Ferndale, and Lynden communities of Northwest Washington.

We believe all people must be treated with dignity and respect; pursue the lifestyle of their choice, explore new opportunities, manage their affairs, foster relationships, and access supports.

Our clientele live in their own homes, manage their own affairs to the degree they are able, and access the community with whatever supervision or supports required. They make choices about décor, leisure, pastimes, friendships, jobs, and self-care. Our clientele access the staff team (or are visited by staff) for assistance needed throughout their days and nights.



(360) 676-4126


(360) 676-2685



2620 North Harbor Loop Drive Suite 2                                           Bellingham, WA 98225



M-F 9am-4pm

Employment Opportunities

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Holly Community Services is currently accepting applications for the Residential Life Facilitator field position. We support adults with developmental and/or intellectual disabilities to live their best life possible. Our program supports cultivating independence in all aspects of residential life. As a Residential Life Facilitator, one assists the individuals we serve to best navigate their day- be it assisting with banking, budgeting, learning new skills, meal preparation, cleaning, or engaging in a community activity.

Holly Community Services provides flexible scheduling options, access to an employee-assistance program, mileage reimbursements (vehicles not required for all positions, however). We will also pay for and help arrange trainings to ensure you will have any needed credentials for the position (Nurse Delegation Core Training, Nursing Assistant Registered License, CPR/ 1st Aid, and Blood-borne Pathogens/HIV/AIDS training). Our starting wage is $10.50 per hour, increasing to $11.50 per hour after successfully completing training requirements within the first six months of employment and receiving a satisfactory six-month evaluation.

We require that applicants be over 18 with a High School Diploma or GED equivalent, are able to pass WA State and WA Department of Health background checks, have reliable transportation, and have a valid drivers license.

Respite Services

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Thank you for considering Holly Community Services (HCS) as your respite provider. HCS is a 'for-profit' residential facilitation agency, assisting individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities to reside in the Bellingham, Lynden, and Ferndale communities. HCS is contracted through the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) Developmental Disability Administration (DDA).

On behalf of the Holly Community Services team, we welcome the opportunity to serve you in respite at our community supported living site called 'Bridgecreek II', located at 260 East Bakerview #130 Bellingham, Washington 98226.

All applicants must be referred by Region 2 DDA Local Case Services and approved by HCS. If you have any questions concerning respite services or completing your application, please contact our Respite Coordinator Tiff Leistner (360-714-1889).

We hope that you will like our respite service, sponsored by the State of Washington DSHS DDA Region 2 Case Management. Your comments concerning our services are greatly appreciated. Please use the evaluation form included in the Respite Application packet, call, or send a letter; we will use your comments to improve our services. 

Holly Community Services will not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, marital status, adult age, sex, gender, orientation, having a service animal, ethnic origin, national origin, social status, or a non-relevant handicapping condition. HCS reserves the right to refuse services based on incompatibility with our program values, or other service issues. HCS will not accept individuals who are at a high risk to self-harm, assault others, cause damage, run away, require physical constraint, or individuals who are considered 'Community Protection' clients. Individuals who are medically fragile must have a medical support plan.