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24-Hour Residential Group Homes

Youth With Complex Needs

We offer youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), including autism, a safe and structured home environment to grow and thrive.

Homes for Youth With Complex Needs

Our group homes for youth with complex needs support each individual’s social and emotional development in a safe and structured environment where they can grow and thrive. We are committed to helping residents identify and achieve their goals. Youth in our care heal from trauma and develop healthy coping skills and self-advocacy abilities.

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24-Hour Residential Group Homes For Youth With Complex Needs

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About Our Homes For Youth With Complex Needs

Our well-maintained homes are in safe residential neighborhoods near parks, schools, and shopping. Residents have a private bedroom and share common areas with housemates. 

We provide a supportive environment that encourages growth and development.

We offer placement based on a person-centered approach to build a positive social environment where housemates share common interests, strengths, and support needs.

We provide mental health and behavioral health support led by licensed clinicians and mental health professionals. This includes therapy sessions with individual and family therapists and medication management overseen by a Board-Certified Adolescent Psychiatrist.

Youth receive assistance with re-engaging in the school system, developing extracurricular interests and hobbies, and reconnecting to community-based programs.

We also offer support for daily self-care, such as eating and bathing, while encouraging the development of independent living skills like shopping and managing money.


Supports We Provide Residents
  • ADL’s: Activities of Daily Living (support with medical, hygiene, mobility, communication, etc.)
  • Collaboration with School Systems: Assistance with designing and supporting Individualized Education Plans (IEP).
  • IADL’s: Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (assist with transportation, money management, appointments, etc.)
  • In-Home Mental Health Services: Our nurturing team therapists provide one-on-one, group, and family therapy in the individual’s home.
  • Medication Management: Led by a Board-Certified Adolescent Psychiatrist.
  • Mult-disciplinary team Support: The expertise and skills of different professionals collaborate to meet the youth’s unique needs.
  • Person-Centered Enrichment Services: Support with pre-employment, community inclusion, life-skills building, etc.
  • Positive Behavior Support Services: Individualized plans designed to support each individual’s specific daily needs.
Who We Serve

We accept applications for eligible youth ages 7 through 17 years old with an I/DD diagnosis, including autism, who may have additional mental or behavioral health needs.

Our program provides round-the-clock support in a structured environment, staffed by dedicated and experienced professional caregivers.

Youth may benefit from in-home mental and behavioral health services. 

Through the support offered in our program, young residents have the potential to improve their social skills and relationships with peers.

Safety is our utmost priority. We maintain a staff-to-resident ratio in the home that ensures their well-being, although we do not offer 2:1 or 1:1 caregiver-to-resident staffing ratios.

Once an appropriate school placement has been established, the youth in our homes are generally able to maintain school attendance and receive school-based services.

We offer varying degrees of independence with daily living activities and a willingness to learn more.

Where Our Homes Are Located

Kerr’s community-based youth group homes are located throughout Marion, Multnomah, and Washington counties.

 All our homes are in walkable neighborhoods near schools, parks, and shopping, and most are easily accessed through public transportation.

Additionally, our caregiving staff have long-established relationships with many neighborhood resources, including our public school districts, public libraries, and community centers.

Most homes support four youths based on the house size and the residents’ needs.

All our homes have front and backyards, and residents have private bedrooms, which they are invited to personalize and decorate.

Eligibility and Funding

For information about eligibility and funding for our 24-Hour Residential Group Homes, please contact your local Community Developmental Disabilities Program.

If you are looking for up-to-date information about openings in Kerr’s homes, please call our Group Home Intake Team at 503-239-8101 (press 2, then 1).