Bailey-Boushay House 25h Anniversary

Celebrating 25 Years of Service in the Community

In 2017, Bailey-Boushay House celebrates 25 years of service to the community. When we opened in 1992, AIDS was an epidemic affecting people from all walks of life, young and old, rich and poor. Many people with AIDS did not know if the next day would be their last so they lived one day at a time. Many of them, until they found Bailey-Boushay House, had no help in coping with their illness and they suffered needlessly. We were privileged in the early days of the epidemic to be a beacon for so many and are grateful today to be able to continue our mission of compassionate care.

HIV/AIDS has now evolved from an "always fatal" to a "chronic" disease and Bailey-Boushay House has evolved, too. Today we are a place of hope and stability for people with AIDS as well as those living with other life-threatening conditions. More than anything, Bailey-Boushay House is a place for people who want to live each day to the fullest in a caring and compassionate community.

We are so grateful to everyone who has supported our mission over the years. Thank you for helping us celebrate our anniversary and honor all those who have passed through our doors.

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Stories from Bailey-Boushay House's 25 Years

Lorraine Cooper
Residential Care

Lorraine is glad to share stories of her long life. But she adds firmly: “I don’t live in my memories. I live for today.”
Read Lorraine's story >>

Read Joan's story.

Joan Allen
BBH Volunteer

“At first I came out of obligation,” she says, “but now I look forward to next Wednesday.” Read Joan's story >>





Diane Benson
Residential Care

She was vivacious, with a mischievous twinkle in her eye, a sailor’s vocabulary when needed, and a passionate commitment to helping incarcerated young people.
Read Diane's story >>

Whitney Xu
BBH Volunteer

Ask what keeps her coming back every Tuesday, and she replies without hesitation, “The conversations!”
Read Whitney's story >>




Dennis Kennedy
Residential Care

Even when Dennis came to Bailey-Boushay House in 2010 for end-of-life care, his desire to connect with others never faded.
Read Dennis's story >>

Kathryn Swingle
BBH Social Worker

Kathryn worked in HIV outpatient care before moving to Seattle but coming to BBH was her first time working closely with death and dying.
Read Kathryn's story >>



Stephen Ward - BBH Residential Care Program

Stephen Ward
Residential Care

Stephen knew moving into residential care meant he was going to die and he was angry about dying young.
Read Stephen's story >>

Carol - BBH Volunteer

A. Carol McDaniel
BBH Volunteer

Carol has been a good neighbor of BBH since before the facility was built.
Read Carol's story >>



Residential Care

Even into her nineties, Anne moved fast and walked everywhere.
Read Anne's story >> 

Residential Care

Seattle artist Gus was a painter his whole life. He was also a lifelong and likable nonconformist.
Read Gus's story >>







BBH Chronic Care

"I didn't think of myself as someone who could be happy," he says. He's quick to add: "There's a bright turn to this later in my story."
Read Andy's story >>



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