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Pacific Power Foundation Awards $5,000 to Albertina Kerr’s Crisis Psychiatric Care Program

The Pacific Power Foundation has awarded $5,000 to Albertina Kerr’s Crisis Psychiatric Care Program, continuing their support for essential children’s mental health services in the region.

The grant will help maintain this innovative, highly-successful program that provides immediate safety and treatment for children in crisis and counseling for their families. Serving children ages six to 18 who may be in danger of hurting themselves or others, the program provides short-term housing and 24-hour access to mental health professionals to address urgent mental health crises that work in cooperation with the child’s family.


Children receive a psychiatric assessment and a physical health exam as well as individual and family therapy. The goals of the program are to stabilize children in crisis, provide effective mental health treatment and ultimately return children to their homes so they may thrive in their own schools and communities.  Last year, the Crisis Psychiatric Care Program served 314 children and their families and 83 percent of children had decreased incidence of self-mutilation or other self-harming behaviors.


About Albertina Kerr

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 founded in Portland in 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.