Albertina Kerr

Kerr empowers people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), mental health challenges, and other social barriers to lead self-determined lives and reach their full potential.

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Kerr cares

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 (CMH) 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.

IDD Residential and Enrichment Services

To more than 500 children and adults with IDD 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

Our Values





Children, adults, and their families served

Hours dedicated by volunteers committed to our mission

Generous donors and community supporters

Our Impact

“The outpatient program completely changed my life and gave me the tools I needed to handle the rest of my life.”


-CMH 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.

Albertina's Place

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.
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Kerr Bikes

Rent a bike, see the waterfront, and give back to your community! Be sure to check out our collection of tandem, quad, and adaptive bicycles.
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Employee of the year

“What I love about Kerr is working with our residents. They enrich our lives as much as we enrich theirs.”  -Nina Croswell


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Joyce Manougian Lifetime Achievement Award

Mary Lago has generously gifted Kerr with her time and expertise for a decade.


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2020 Rip City Race for the Roses

April 26th at 7:30 am. Half-marathon, 10K, 5K and a Kids 1K. All proceeds benefit Kerr. Register here.


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The Kerr Newsletter

Stay informed about Kerr and the people we serve.

Your donation matters.

When you give to Albertina Kerr you’re helping to build a stronger, more inclusive community for us all.