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Kerr History

Since 1907, Albertina Kerr has been caring for Oregon’s most vulnerable citizens. Over the decades, our services have evolved to meet the community’s needs. While these needs have changed, the values of our expert caregivers remain constant: compassion, commitment, collaboration, and advocacy.

Today, Kerr empowers people experiencing intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), mental health challenges, and other social barriers to lead self-determined lives and reach their full potential. We provide comprehensive crisis and preventive mental health care for children and teens, as well as a full range of services for children and adults experiencing an I/DD.

Kerr History

2020
2020

COVID-19 Closures

In light of ongoing public health safety orders to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Kerr makes the difficult and necessary decision to close the PALS program and the volunteer-run restaurant and shops at Albertina’s Place.
2020

Kerr Career Club

Kerr Career Club is established in 2020. The 12-week online program provides adults with I/DD the opportunity to remain connected with their community while strengthening their job skills.
2021
2021

Today

Today
Kerr is committed to challenging and evolving the norms of how we care for children and teens facing mental health challenges and people with I/DD. Kerr strives to deliver the highest quality services to everyone we serve and support a workforce of caring individuals committed to serving our communities’ most vulnerable citizens.
2022
2022

Kerr Bikes & Boats

Kerr Bikes adds kayaks and stand-up paddle boards in 2022, changing its name to Kerr Bikes & Boats.
2022

Wynne Watts Commons

Kerr’s fully solar powered, affordable, and universally accessible housing project—Wynne Watts Commons—opens in 2022 on the northwest corner of Kerr’s Gresham campus.
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