HUTTON SETTLEMENT IS A NEIGHBORHOOD OF CARE
We provide safe and healthy living opportunities for children, ages 5 to 18 in need of a long-term alternative home. The historic campus consists of four large homes, supported by 319 acres of pristine natural settings with opportunities for learning and recreation.
We believe in.. . . .
• A safe home and family
• Relationships of compassion and respect
• Hope and wholeness through opportunity
The Hutton Settlement nurtures, educates and prepares children who are in need of a safe and healthy home. It is our vision that through excellence in residential care and family engagement, the Hutton Settlement will empower each child to lead an independent and fulfilled life of value and contribution.
It is our vision that through excellence in residential care and family engagement, the Hutton Settlement will empower each child to lead an independent and fulfilled life of value and contribution. At Hutton, we strongly believe that children need stability so that they may develop to be responsible & healthy.
We believe in: A safe home and family, Relationships of compassion and respect, Hope and wholeness through opportunity. Hutton Settlement is an option for children in need of long-term care. Placements may last as short as one year or a child may remain through high school.
Hutton Settlement has been in place for nearly a century. Our program provides the stability that is difficult to achieve in short-term foster care. Children’s lives at Hutton are consistent, with brothers, sisters, friends, and other meaningful adults. We give children a stable environment to help strengthen their growth and development.
The Hutton Settlement campus operation is certified by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services as meeting all of the licensing requirements for a residential childcare facility. Children under the care and custody of the state may be placed at The Settlement at no cost to taxpayers. They will maintain a DSHS case monitor and will work in cooperation with the Hutton staff in these responsibilities.
Hutton Settlement is a neighborhood of care. We have four large homes where children live in a household setting under the supervision of “house parents”. This structure is meant to give children individualized care.
Referrals come from parents, grandparents, family members, case managers, therapists, educators, and other child welfare advocates. The referral process can begin with a simple phone call or e-mail to our office. We will guide you through an evaluation of the child’s needs and the needs of the family. It will then be determined if Hutton Settlement will be in the best interest of the child.
Children should plan to stay for at least the completion of a full school year, although some may stay through high school. Because Hutton is family-oriented and is not an institution, children with longer term placements benefit the most.
If parents/guardians wish to retain responsibility for their child without involvement from government agencies, it is possible to directly place their child/children at the Hutton Settlement. Our goal is to keep siblings together and partner with parents and guardians to create the best possible experience.
The Hutton Settlement is privately endowed, therefore it is not dependent on government funding for support. No child is turned away because a parent/guardian is unable to pay. The charge depends on if caretaker is able to pay.
We aren’t just a place to live, but rather a neighborhood of care, providing opportunities for growth and development for children residing with us. Stay connected and see what’s going on at Hutton Settlement!