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Good Things Grow Here for Dahlia Living

An organization that advocates for those who may have difficulty expressing themselves, and challenges everyone to look beyond what the eye can see and recognize and appreciate that which makes us all individual and unique? We love to see it! This candle was crafted specially for Dahlia Living, an organization originally founded in 1975 as Helping Hands for the Disabled, by a mother who wanted a better life for her daughter.



This candle captures the serene beauty of a field of lilacs in peak bloom. This floral fragrance contains notes of green leaves, lily of the valley, and honeysuckle blossoms enhance the alluring bouquet of French lilacs. Clean powder and woody amyris round out this floral scent with a soft, romantic touch. This fragrance is infused with natural essential oils, including peppermint oil.




​Barbara Barger’s daughter, Beth, was differently-abled and needed 24-hour care, supervision and support. Initially, Helping Hands’ purpose was to raise funds for Beth and her fellow residents at Interlake Nursing Center in Bellevue. But within a few years, faced with few acceptable living options, Barbara and Helping Hands forged into the unknown to create a new program. They petitioned the State for funds to open a group home unlike any in the State of Washington at the time. Their goal was to provide 24-hour support and care for all aspects of daily living for adults who were and are differently-abled.


With the four combined programs, today DAHLIA Living is home to 26 differently-abled adults. Our residents are active in their communities and many have jobs or attend camps. But they all get to come home at night to their own room in their own home. Our staff diligently encourage each resident to achieve their potential, and we strive to build self-esteem and sense of family for each individual. 

Through the years, our agency has grown to meet the changing needs of our current residents, as well as create new openings for those in need. Along the way, we endeavor to be good neighbors in our local communities, adapt to changing times and technologies and tackle all the challenges – past, present and future - thrown our way.

Good Things Grow Here for Dahlia Living

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