Our Services
Albertina Kerr offers a wide range of services for children, families and adults facing mental health challenges and developmental disabilities.


Youth and Family Services:
Programs, resources and services for children with developmental disabilities and mental health and behavioral challenges and support for their families.

Crisis Psychiatric Care (Subacute) Short-term residential care (usually less than two weeks) and 24-hour access to mental health professionals for children with urgent mental health crises. Kerr works to stabilize children in crisis, provide effective mental health treatment and ultimately return the child to their home or a less intense level of care.

Family Resource Center A place for families in our community raising a child with mental health and behavioral challenges to find support, answers to questions and gather for activities and events.

Foster Care Safe and caring homes for foster children with mental health challenges as well as developmental disabilities. Parents receive extensive training and 24-hour support.

Intensive-Community Based Treatment Services for children ages 3 to 17 at risk of being unable to stay in their home or in school due to mental health challenges. In addition to help building connections within the community to develop long-term stability, the family receives home-based therapy, skills training and a 24-hour helpline.

Intensive Treatment Program A safe and secure treatment program for youth with developmental disabilities, many of whom also have mental health challenges. This program is the only one of its kind in Oregon.

Kerr Early Childhood Outpatient Services Assistance for pre-school children with behavioral challenges and their families. The focus is on developing skills to promote the child's success and safety, preparing them to enter kindergarten ready to learn in their local community schools. Supporters of this program include the Portland Children's Levy.

Outpatient Services Mental health services for children, youth, and their families provided in community settings, including homes, schools and other locations.

Youth Group Homes Fifteen group homes provide around-the-clock support and life skills training for youth ages 7 to 18 with developmental disabilities and mental health challenges that require specialized care and treatment.

Children's Developmental Health Services Provides specialized, team-based developmental care focused on diagnosis and treatment of developmental disabilities. 

Developmental Disability Services:
Services and programs designed to support individuals with developmental disabilities such as Down syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy, and epilepsy, empowering them to lead fuller, self-determined lives.

Community Inclusion A program for people with developmental disabilities that gives them the opportunity to participate in the workforce, join in activities and pursue hobbies that enrich their lives, leading to increased independence and community involvement.

Adult Group Homes Twenty-eight community-based residential homes that offer 24-hour support and individual growth opportunities to adults with developmental disabilities.

Supported Living A support system for adults with developmental disabilities that provides opportunities to create their own living situation based on their needs and goals.

Youth Group Homes Fifteen group homes provide around-the-clock support and life skills training for youth ages 7 to 18 with developmental disabilities and mental health challenges that require specialized care and treatment.

Intensive Treatment Program A safe and secure treatment program for youth with developmental disabilities, many of whom also have mental health challenges. This program is the only one of its kind in Oregon.

Hearing Services Develops complete, individualized audiology plans that focus on rehabilitating hearing.