Since our founding in 1907, Albertina Kerr has been reaching out to, protecting, and caring for those who need us most. 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, partnership, advocacy, accountability, and innovation.
Today, Kerr empowers people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and mental health challenges to lead self-determined lives in their communities. We provide inpatient crisis psychiatric mental health care for youth and supportive residential care and programs for individuals with I/DD.
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.
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.
Mental Health Programs & CARF Accreditation
Kerr’s Children’s Crisis Psychiatric Care and Outpatient Mental Health programs received a three-year accreditation—the highest level—from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) International.
Kerr Bikes & Boats
Kerr Bikes adds kayaks and stand-up paddle boards in 2022, changing its name to Kerr Bikes & Boats.
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.