Capital Homecare Cooperative: Dedicated to You and to Each Other

Who we are.

Capital Homecare Cooperative is a team of extensively trained Home Care Aids and Certified Nursing Assistants working together to provide compassionate care for elders and people with disabilities.

We believe that providing quality employment with living wages creates the best care for our neighbors in need.

We are licensed with the Department of Health in the state of Washington. 

 

The case for a cooperative.

Contact us or start your care plan to experience the difference in cooperative care.

Who We Are

From Field Worker to Business Owner

Our founder and general manager, Nora Edge, spent years as a caregiver in the field. Like so many caregivers, she was underpaid and facing burnout. A series of turning points broke down the narrative she carried about how little power she had until she founded CHC with the help of a small group of like-minded caregivers in Olympia, Washington.

Watch this video of Nora speaking at the National Homecare Cooperative Conference in Dulles, VA to hear her story. The Cooperative Development Foundation, which sponsored the conference, made this video available.

 

Meet Our Board Members

Nora Edge

Founder &
General Manager

Nora ignited her passion for caregiving while helping a family member through the end of his life. She is the founder and general manager of CHC, and proud to both support her fellow caregivers with the cooperative business model and provide compassionate care to community members in need.

Kirsten Larsen

Kirsten began caregiving work in childcare before she transitioned to working with seniors and adults with disabilities She loves working with people one-on-one and developing close relationships with individuals and their families. Originally from Berkeley, California, she now considers the Pacific Northwest to be her home. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, cooking, and spending quality time with friends and family.

Catherine Dawdy

Starting with caring for her father in the late 1980s, Catherine has worked in a variety of care settings and has found she prefers the one-on-one nature of homecare. She is an Army brat whose life began at Fort Lewis and came full circle when she earned her degree at The Evergreen State College. In her free time, she likes to read, garden, and keep up with family and friends. She couldn’t be happier to have found a home at CHC.

Clarissa Magdich

Clarissa has been a caregiver at CHC since 2018 after her experience working as a camp counselor for people with disabilities. This led her to study ableism and Disability while earning her degree at Evergreen, and seeks to empower the people she works with. Those who know her often say she has a “calming presence” that can be comforting in stressful situations. When she’s not at work, she typically can be found hiking, making videos, and hanging out with her cat.

Are you ready to give care a different way?

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Join Our Team!

If you’re a caregiver looking for a new way to do the work you love in a supportive, empowering environment, consider joining our team.

Start the application process today!