What is the North Star Project?

The North Star Project is a coalition (group) of people with disabilities, the families who love and support disabled loved ones, and service and advocacy organizations. We are working together to create a vision for everything we need, from transportation to residential services to health care.

The night sky with visible north star and mountain scape.

Following Our North Star

The North Star, Polaris, is famous for staying still in our sky while the entire northern sky moves around it.

The disability community’s North Star is to ensure that every person with a developmental disability in Washington State has what they need to thrive in the community, no matter where they live. We thrive when our families and people with disabilities have the resources they need to live full and meaningful lives in the community.

Currently, even if a person receives services, they are usually not enough to meet a person’s basic needs. The State of Washington relies on families to provide unpaid care to their loved ones, making it very hard for a family to survive. Further, only about 1 out of 3 people who are eligible for services receive them.

November 18, 2022 Large Group Meeting Notes

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Meeting Notes from 9/9/2022

Video Update

Upcoming Meetings

Feb 20, 2023

Caregiver North Star Workgroup

Mar 20, 2023

Caregiver North Star Workgroup

Apr 17, 2023

Caregiver North Star Workgroup

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