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Since 1984, Karen Shenefelt, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, has served the mental health community with a gentle authoritative style, compassionate heart, and mission oriented philosophy. She has been affiliated with The Taft Home since 1988 and has fulfilled the demanding yet rewarding responsibilities of director since 1998. Prior to accepting the director position at the Taft Home, Karen fulfilled social service positions at both Dammasch State hospital and Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare. She has been awarded three grants to purchase specialized exercise equipment for seniors and establish a geriatric resource library for a downtown mental health clinic. Ms. Shenefelt has presented geriatric mental health topics at local seminars and at the American Society on Aging's national conference. You can say Karen has become an expert on working with the unique needs of challenged seniors, she remarked, "One of the things I enjoy most about my work, is identifying targeted solutions and strategy to help our residents manage new challenges and succeed."

Management Company

Concepts in Community Living, Inc. (CCL) has provided management support to The Taft Home since 2003. CCL is a recognized pioneer in the assisted living field, helping to develop and manage hundreds of assisted living communities, providing consulting services to supportive housing developers, owners, government agencies and social service providers, and being an eminent voice in shaping best practices and policies industry-wide.

CCL envisions supportive communities that elevate the meaning of life, fulfill human needs, and reflect the uniqueness of those served. You are invited to join us in making this vision a reality. Please share your ideas, suggestions and concerns with us by calling 1-800-574-2254, TTY 1-866-583-6144, or sending us an email at What’s important to you, is important to us too! Find us on the web at: