The concept for Holman Recovery Center began in 2018 when a group of concerned community professionals made a commitment to address the need for improved access to residential substance use disorder treatment services in Snohomish County. The program is named in honor of Susan Holman, a resident of the Pacific Northwest who dedicated her life to the service of those in need.

Susan was born into a home with a parent and siblings who struggled with Alcoholism and was an Adult Child of an Alcoholic. In addition to being a wife and a mother of four children, Susan was a devout Catholic who worked professionally as a counselor in Island County with individuals who struggled with addiction and alcoholism. In her free time, Susan volunteered at a local Catholic Church, taught swim lessons for people with developmental disabilities, visited seniors at local nursing homes and helped deliver meals to those in need in the Oak Harbor area. Not only did Susan consistently demonstrate care and compassion, but she went above and beyond to help those struggling with addiction in a kind, non-judgmental manner. Her lack of judgement and openness towards people suffering from the disease of addiction was a crucial part of her success in working with them.

Susan’s empathy and commitment for serving those in need are core values at Holman Recovery Center. Our dedication to helping individuals heal from addiction and begin their path of recovery in a residential treatment setting is inspired by Susan’s life and her never ending desire to relieve the suffering of others.

Holman Recovery Center was issued articles of incorporation by the Washington Secretary of State in September 2018, officially becoming an established Nonprofit Corporation. In May 2019, Holman Recovery Center received official 501 (c) (3) designation, becoming a federally recognized nonprofit organization.

Today, Holman Recovery Center is governed by a Board of Directors, made up of community professionals committed to a collective mission of helping those struggling with substance use disorders to establish a new life in recovery. For more information about the HRC Board of Directors, click here.

Holman Recovery Center is only possible through our partnership with Grandview Homes of Arlington. Under the leadership of Scott Wammack, the facility was designed and constructed by Grandview Homes to meet all Washington State Residential Treatment Facility requirements. Mr. Wammack’s generosity and dedication have played a crucial role in the development of Holman Recovery Center.

Construction started on the 36-bed residential treatment facility in November 2020 and will be completed in November 2021. Holman Recovery Center will open for operations in November 2021 and will become a respected and valuable part of the continuum of Substance Use Disorder treatment services available in Snohomish County.



Susan Kay Holman
1937 – 2017