Peninsula Homecare opened for business on February 8th, 2016. Our co-op was founded by a group of self-employed caregivers who held that coalescing our resources and experience into a home care agency was the best way to provide consistent, exceptional care to the elders of our community. In developing and incorporating our cooperative, we received expert advice from the Northwest Cooperative Development Center and grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Cooperative Development Foundation. We were the first worker-owned home care agency on the Olympic Peninsula and the seventh in the country.
Peninsula Homecare members Vibeke Danborg and Grace Bocock, gratefully receive money from the AARP Foundation to defray the cost of becoming state certified home care aides. The funds came from a grant to Peninsula Homecare Cooperative from the Cooperative Development Foundation (CDF). CDF, in conjunction with Capital Impact Partners and the AARP Foundation provided grants to Washington home care cooperatives to cover licensing costs for women over fifty who are reentering the workforce. Congratulations Vibeke and Grace!