Home Care Co-ops


Worker-owned cooperatives are successfully providing home care services and growing their futures as cooperative business owners.

Millions of Americans rely on home care workers (home care aides, personal care attendants, personal assistants, nursing assistants, and others) for help with essentials like getting out of bed, getting dressed, and getting to work or to church.

Cooperatives are a source of quality care and, for the worker-owners, a source of work improvements.  Through the ownership of their cooperatives, the workers are addressing issues of low wages, poor benefits, and insufficient training.

In Washington, three active home care co-ops exist. The table below has contact information for each.

Co-op Service Area (Office) Phone Email Website
Circle of Life Whatchom County

(Bellingham)

360-647-1537 info@circleoflife.coop circleoflife.coop
Peninsula Homecare Jefferson County

(Port Townsend)

360-385-9664 thrive@peninsulahomecare.coop peninsulahomecare.coop
Capital Homecare Thurston

(Olympia)

360-888-6175 admin@capitalhomecare.coop capitalhomecare.coop

Three more home care co-ops are in development in Clallam County, Islands and San Juan Counties, and Pierce County.

NWCDC assisted the startup of four home care cooperatives:  Circle of Life Cooperative in Bellingham, Peninsula Home Care Cooperative in Port Townsend, and Capital Homecare Cooperative in Olympia–all in Washington State and Paradise Home Care Cooperative in Hawaii.

For more information, contact NWCDC by email or call (360) 943-4241.