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PGE Foundation Awards Albertina Kerr $10,000 for Family Involvement Project

Thursday, July 28, 2011 (Portland, OR) The PGE Foundation — the corporate foundation of Portland General Electric — has  given a $10,000 grant to Albertina Kerr Centers for the Family Involvement Project. The project is designed to keep parents involved in the lives of their children while the child is being treated for mental illness.


The Family Involvement Project benefits every family enrolled in Kerr’s youth and family programs, a total of more than 1,200 in the past year.  Parents are offered the opportunity to be involved in decisions on their child’s care, parent training and advocacy for their child. They also receive referrals to needed services and the opportunity to participate in monthly workshops and support groups. The goal of the project is to help these families become strong and healthy. Research shows that youth do better in treatment when their parents or other family members are involved.


About Us

Every day Albertina Kerr helps children, families and adults with developmental disabilities and mental health challenges, empowering them to lead fuller, self-determined lives. A private non-profit organization headquartered in Portland since 1907, Kerr spends more than 91 cents of every dollar to help Oregonians. Private donations and community support make this vital work possible. For more information about Albertina Kerr, call 503-239-8101.


About the PGE Foundation

The PGE Foundation, the corporate foundation of Portland General Electric, was established in 1997 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a permanent endowment. The Foundation's giving is separate from the corporate giving of PGE. Since its inception, the Foundation has distributed $14 million to help improve the quality of life for all Oregonians by supporting statewide programs and services that encourage healthy families, provide educational opportunities, and encourage the arts and cultural diversity.


Amy Miner
Albertina Kerr
Marketing & Communications Manager
Phone: 503-408-4721
Fax: 503-239-8106