SFSL was founded in 2019 by Christopher M. Patterson, a veteran of the foster care system who also created the Company BreakThrough Inc. (that serves youth and young adults from the ages of 6-21 in a Staffed Residential Setting in the State of Washington and has locations throughout the state). Chris & his team believes that quality care and servant leadership is the cornerstone of improving each individual’s life regardless of any perceived barriers.

Support designed for you.

Steadfast Supportive Living designs support around the individual and their goals. Client experience safe community integration, educational success, personal growth, gainful employment, self-advocacy, self-confidence, self-confidence, pride, and ownership.


Steadfast Supportive Living Inc. successfully began supporting clients in July of 2021. The team continues to grow and support those vulnerable in our communities and in need.

Our History

Christopher M. Patterson is a veteran of the foster care system. Like so many children, Chris bounced from home to home until he was adopted by a foster family at age 4. He was placed back into foster care with his younger brother at age 12. Later, after being placed with a fantastic foster family, Chris graduated from Riverside High School in Chattaroy, Washington. From there he entered the Job Corps in Wauconda, Washington, earning his Red Card to fight fires in Yellowstone, graduating from the forestry program.

Chris moved back to Spokane, Washington, and began attending Spokane Community College where he would go on to receive multiple associate degrees in administration of justice, fire science, and liberal arts. Chris attended Eastern Washington University and obtained a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies with a minor in childhood educational psychology. During this time, he also became a graduate of Leadership Spokane and the Jennifer Dunn Leadership Institute.

Chris founded Breakthrough in 2006. He found that developing programs and homes for both boys and girls (separately) with a structured home environment was important to the long-term success of each young adult.

More recently, Chris was formerly appointed to the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development under Secretary Ben Carson as a Regional Administrator for Region 9 and was the National Lead for FYI the Foster Youth to Independence Initiative. His focus was to provide the best possible services to all clients and improve their quality of life. Chris’s past as a former ward of the court motivated him to work in several settings, giving him a well-rounded background. 

Throughout his career, Chris has surrounded himself with driven, honest people who help him lead. Having grown up in the foster care system, Chris has a special passion for working with children & adults, regardless of their needs. “You are obligated to provide a safe, consistent environment,” he frequently says.

This credo has become the cornerstone value for Chris & his team.


2012 DDA LSR
(Licensed Staff Residential)
of the Year

Each home creates a comfortable living environment that is customized for the residents to best meet their needs.

2013 DDA VPS
(Volunteer Placement Service)
Agency of the Year

Our highly-trained professionals understand evidence-based approaches to disabilities and challenging behaviors.

2013 Tri-Cities Program
recognized by DDA

At Steadfast, we support the growth of our staff. We’re always looking for strong team members.

2015 Tri-Cities Program
recognized by DDA

At Steadfast, we support the growth of our staff. We’re always looking for strong team members.

Supporting clients through and to self-sufficiency & independence for a better quality of life.