Our Story

Cascade was developed in 2016 upon recognition of a gap in services for disabled individuals 18-21 years of age seeking job training and assistance with independent living skills. Since our founding, Cascade’s offerings have expanded to include High School Transition Services, Community Engagement Programs, Community Rehabilitation Programs, Individualized Supported Employment and Community Inclusion Services.

We value inclusion and diversity, and are guided by a strong passion to help those with disabilities achieve and maintain a meaningful and dynamic presence in their communities, living, working and thriving alongside their counterparts.

2016

Cascade is awarded our first contract as the provider for an off-site High School Transition program and soon thereafter secured an additional contract with the Washington State Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) to provide Community Engagement services.

2017

Cascade is awarded a contract with the Washington State Department of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) as a Community Rehabilitation Program, allowing us to provide Vocational Assessments and Job Retention services.

2018

Cascade is awarded a contract with Jefferson County Public Health to provide Individualized Supported Employment and Community Inclusion services.

2019 - Present

Our Community Engagement and Supported Employment programs serve a combined total of 60 Jefferson County residents.

Cascade has created nine new paid positions within Jefferson County for individuals with developmental disabilities.

Cascade brings an international standard of excellence and professionalism to social services in the state of Washington. The Cascade team is an exceptional group of individuals, devoted to the well-being of some of the most vulnerable members of society.

– Liz Barnes, Cascade Community Guide

Our Community Impact

New Jobs

Created in Jefferson County for individuals with developmental disabilites.

%

of applicants employed

In Jefferson County as of December 2020.

Join Our Team

Interested in joining our team as a Supported Employment or Community Engagement Specialist? Click below for a full job description and instructions on how to apply.

Resources

Cascade Performance analysis

Click here for our most recent Performance Analysis.

Cascade Policies

This document describes the policies used to manage and control the actions and assets of Cascade Community Connections. Policies are divided into three sections:

Person’s Served: Those policies affecting and directing Cascade‚Äôs service delivery recipients.

Cascade Staff : Those policies affecting and directing all Cascade employees and contractors,

General: Those policies affecting both Person’s Served and Cascade Staff

All policies are reviewed, at a minimum, annually.