Five Home Care Cooperatives in Washington State - CLEO Skip to main content


No other state has as many individual home care cooperatives in operation as Washington. Although small and limited to date to serving the private pay market, Washington’s home care cooperatives suggest that “another way is possible” for organizing home care provision in the state. The business model they are piloting breaks with dominant, extractive, models by sharing ownership, profits, control, and voice with caregivers democratically. Their stories affirm that when frontline caregivers share ownership and authority, workers and clients benefit.