About Us

Welcome to Goodwin House Incorporated, an innovative leader in senior living and care that has been reimagining aging since we opened our first continuing care retirement community in 1967.

Celebrating 50 years of providing exceptional service to older adults, Goodwin House Incorporated (GHI) is a nonprofit Virginia-based corporation affiliated with the Episcopal Church. Today, the strength of GHI begins with its clear statements of mission, vision and values, the stability and integrity of its boards and executive leadership, and its reputation as a trusted partner and innovator in reimagining aging.

The growing family of GHI senior living communities and services owned and operated across Northern Virginia includes: two senior Life Plan Communities – Goodwin House Alexandria in Alexandria’s West End and Goodwin House Bailey’s Crossroads in Falls Church, Fairfax County, and conveniently near Arlington; an innovative living at home life care and services program – Goodwin House at Home; a growing Medicare-certified service – Goodwin House Palliative Care and Hospice; and the new Goodwin House Small House Living and Health Care Center with a progressive model of senior care. GHI also is the management agent for The Lewinsville Retirement Residences, Inc. serving McLean and Great Falls, Virginia. GHI advances its mission through a 501(c)(3) supporting foundation that provides support for current and future residents in need and funds programs dedicated to seniors’ well-being and vibrant living.

Goodwin House Alexandria:

  • Original building opened 1967; major expansion/renovation completed 1998.
  • 261 residential apartments; 41 assisted living; 12 memory support; 68 health care.
  • 5-year re-accreditation by CCAC-CARF (Continuing Care Accreditation Association), 2007.
  • Averages 95% occupancy.

Goodwin House Bailey’s Crossroads:

  • Original building (“The Crossroads”) opened 1987; the expanded building (“The Pointe”) opened January 2010.
  • Expansion planning started 2004; new Health & Wellness Center construction began 2007; completed June 2008.  106-unit apartment tower construction began 2008; Pointe opened January 2010 and acheived stable occupancy (90%) in July of 2011 and has averaged 95% occupancy for 2012.
  • 335 residential apartments; 43 assisted living; 16 memory support; 68 health care.
  • 5-year re-accreditation by CCAC-CARF (Continuing Care Accreditation Association), 2007.


  •  1000+ residents; persons of all faiths.


  •  830 employees, representing 67 countries of origin.

 Other corporate entities within the GHI family and other business lines:

  • Goodwin House Foundation: formed in1989; began operations in 1992 as a Type 1 supporting foundation to benefit, support and foster the operations and functions, and carry out the objectives of GHI. The Foundation is not included in the GHI Obligated Group.
  • Goodwin House Community Services: subsidiary that provides management services for The Lewinsville Retirement Residences, Inc., McLean, VA. The Lewinsville is a nonprofit provider of HUD housing for seniors; affiliated with the Presbyterian Church. This is also not included in GHI Obligated Group.
  • Goodwin House Home Care: licensed home care agency that serves residents of both communities; not Medicare-certified. Included in GHI Obligated Group.
  • Goodwin House Hospice: Medicare-certified hospice, primarily serves GH residents. Included in GHI Obligated Group.
  • Goodwin House Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE): nationally accredited program; has trained more than 195 students from multiple faith traditions and seminaries. The CPE Program received full re-accreditation in 2011.