Albertina Kerr’s Laurel residence is a vibrant, nurturing home filled with the lively sounds and activities of four teenage boys between the ages of 13 and 17. Much like any other home, there are shared meals around the kitchen table, gentle reminders to finish homework, and check-ins on house chores.
At the heart of this home is Kerr’s mission. We empower people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and mental health challenges to lead self-determined lives in their communities.
Offering children, teens, and adults with I/DD a stable, nurturing home environment, we ensure they have access to dedicated and caring staff, critical mental health services, support for family reunification, a cozy living space, and an abundance of community activities.
Back at the Laurel residence, the boys enjoy opportunities to venture beyond the walls of their home. These aren’t just outings; they’re empowering experiences.
Whether it’s a camping trip near Mt. Hood, a refreshing hike at the beach, or a thrilling day at Oaks Amusement Park, our staff is tireless in their effort to make these moments unforgettable. In these settings, the boys learn crucial life skills—from cooking a meal over a campfire to teamwork in setting up a tent, all while building self-reliance and deep connections with their community.
Our mission’s success thrives on support from the community, helping all of Kerr’s clients, regardless of their unique needs, to have the same opportunities as any other person.
We are tremendously grateful to Bank of America for generously pledging to match the first $5,000 in donations to Kerr for first-time donors and those who last donated over a year ago. Gifts will go twice as far, further bolstering our mission!
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