At Kerr we support and empower the most vulnerable among us with the simple goal of helping them survive, thrive, and lead more fulfilling lives.
“I truly believe that Albertina Kerr, for us, was a matter of life and death and I feel like we have our life back.”
– Parent of a Children’s Mental Health client
Children’s Mental Health
When a child struggles with life’s challenges, Kerr is here. Nearly 700 children, teens and their families received vital mental health services from Kerr last year.
I/DD Residential and Enrichment Services
To more than 500 children and adults experiencing I/DD each year, Kerr is life: home, community, fulfillment, and joy.
“Everything you take for granted, our son struggles with. Kerr allows us to be parents and love our child, instead of figuring out how to be professional caregivers.”
– Parent of a Group Home resident
Children, adults, and their families served
Hours dedicated by volunteers committed to our mission
Generous donors and community supporters
“The outpatient program completely changed my life and gave me the tools I needed to handle the rest of my life.”
-Children’s Mental Health client
Your donations provide a lifeline and hope for our community’s most vulnerable.
Whether it’s for just a few hours a month or more, volunteers make a meaningful difference for the people we serve.
Other Ways to Support Our Work
These social enterprises support Kerr’s mission.
Located in the historic Kerr building, Albertina’s Place is part restaurant, part shopping experience. Enjoy this Portland tradition and give back to your community at the same time.
Kerr’s Project SEARCH program provides employability training for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Portland Art and Learning Studios
Kerr’s Portland Art and Learning Studios (PALS) is an art center and gallery for adults experiencing intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.
Our caregivers provide essential support—24/7. They help clients with all the daily living tasks many of us take for granted.
Your donation matters.
When you give to Albertina Kerr you’re helping to build a stronger, more inclusive community for us all.