Letter from State Says Hanbleceya Investigation Ended

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The Washington Department of Social and Health Services has ended its investigation and monitoring visits of Normandy Park’s Hanbleceya locations because it has “verified your assertion that the four homes are not operating as unlicensed adult family homes at this time.”

Our sister site The Normandy Park Blog will follow up this story soon, but Editors felt the text of the March 7 letter – which was sent to us Friday morning (download PDF here) – should be made available to the community now:

Kerry Paulson, Managing Partner, Hanbleceya
Chris Wilson, Milieu Director, Hanbleceya
Holly A. Kessler, Attorney
C/0 Holly A. Kessler
Northgate Office Building
9750 Third Avenue NE Suite 375 Seattle, Washington 98115
March 7, 2013

Dear Mr. Paulson, Mr. Wilson and Ms. Kessler:

On September 28, 2012, I notified you of the department’s determination that your organization was violating Chapter 70.128 Revised Code of Washington by operating unlicensed adult family homes at three locations. This determination was made because your organization was providing room and board, personal care and special care to more than one unrelated person in family residences. The department subsequently determined that these services were being provided in a total of five homes in the City of Normandy Park.

In early December, after completion of a required pre-application Orientation class, Normandy Park Adult Family Home, LLC submitted an application to operate one licensed Adult Family Home at the vacant location of 20041 Third Place SW in the City of Normandy Park. At the same time, you informed the department that practices and procedures at the remaining four locations had been revised, and you provided documentation pertaining to these revisions.

Based on our on-site visits, interviews, and review of documentation related to your operation of Hanbleceya Seattle Real Estate, LLC, Seattle Business Associates, LLC and Hanbleceya Seattle Treatment Center, PLLC, we have verified your assertion that the four homes are not operating as unlicensed adult family homes at this time.

The department has concluded its investigation and monitoring visits, but continues to process the license application for Normandy Park Adult Family Home, LLC as material is provided related to the various licensure requirements.

Lori Meiori
Assistant Director Residential Care Services Division

cc: Angela Coats McCarthy, Assistant Attorney General
Linda Moss, District Administrator, Region 2
Bennetta Shoop, District 2, Unit E
David Moon, Adult Family Home Compliance Specialist
Robert McClintock, Quality Assurance Administrator, Supervisor BAAU

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One Response to “Letter from State Says Hanbleceya Investigation Ended”
  1. Cassie Southerhorn says:

    Well I’m here to say that Hanbleceya is acting in bad faith, and out right lying, because as I sit here typing this there is a Hanbleceya staff car in the home across the street, with a staff member right in the front room doing administrations with the residents.

    Now remember Hanbleceya was determined to be operating illegally due to providing in home care while being unlicenced.


    I sit here every night at least 6 times a week and get a photo of a Hanbleceya staffer and staff vehicle at the home.

    Again sitting in my living room right now observing the same illegal activity.


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