About Christopher House
Originally built as a hospital in the early 1920s, the Christopher House has a rich history. It began as St. Anthony's Hospital, built by prominent Seattle architects, the Beezer Brothers. For forty-four years the hospital was operated by the sisters of St. Joseph of Peace until it was reconstructed as the Christopher House, an apartment complex for the elderly. Within the cornerstone of the five-story building still lies buried a written history of the hospital, a chronicle of the sisters of St. Joseph, and the city of Wenatchee.
The Christopher House opened its doors in 1988 as a Board and Care Home and houses up to 64 residents. As of July 2010 the Christopher House is under new ownership, Cornerstone Realty Holdings, LLC. Several changes have been made both to the physical building and the overall atmosphere. The Christopher House provides a home-like environment for those with developmental disabilities and/or mental illness.
Kevin Colwell - Administrator
Kevin graduated in 1998 from The Evergreen State College with a BA in Liberal Arts/Social Work. He has gained 13 years of experience in the social work field, with seven years of experience in program management. His expertise is in working with high-risk, homeless/runaway youth and their families, family reconciliation, developmental delayed clients and mental health clients.
Kevin says his philosophy is "to provide the as needed assistance for individuals to live a meaningful, fulfilling life, while also allowing for their independence to learn and grow on an individual basis."
The CRH Christopher House management team is supported by a devoted and qualified staff of professionals.
All staff are fully competent to perform all job duties while keeping the welfare of the residents at the forefront. A staff member is on duty 24 hours a day, seven days per week. Our staff consists of:
- Office Staff
- Activities Director
- Medication Room Aides