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News and Updates

Goings on around Albertina Kerr and our Portland Community

A Recipe for Better Client Care

In 2016, Ashley Call moved into one of Albertina Kerr’s group homes after sustaining a traumatic brain injury, resulting in short-term memory loss. At the time of her injury, she was a student at a culinary school with a passion for baking. A bright, motivated young...

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Making a Difference: DSP Stories

Pictured above: Jezette Watkins (left) and Juan Arango (right) Juan Arango - Creating a Positive Impact With a heart of gold and passion for his job, DSP Juan Arango is a tremendous role model for the young boys at Stephens. A Kerr employee for the past 15 years,...

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Team-based mental health care transformed teenager

This past June, Nathan Nelson graduated from Albany High School. A milestone his family wasn’t sure was possible his freshman year. “If we had not found Albertina Kerr I would have probably ended up in juvenile detention,” Nathan said. “I’ve gone from a depressed...

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Salem launches Kerr’s Innovative Internship Program

The City of Salem is the first employer in Marion County to adopt the Project SEARCH Program, providing job-training opportunities for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Salem, Ore. – The City of Salem is excited to partner with Albertina Kerr to...

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Kerr Artist Featured in Texas Exhibit

Ricky Bearghost, a Native American weaver, has works reminiscent of breastplates on display at Webb Gallery in Waxahachie, Texas. According to the gallery curators, Bruce and Julie Webb, “We are in awe of his pieces’ composition and his exuding joy.” Ricky, who taught...

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Adding Children’s Group Homes

Albertina Kerr is opening two new children's group homes purchased with help from the Washington County Office of Community Development, Special Needs Housing, and a local foundation. These new group homes, located in Washington and Marion counties, are currently on...

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Meet Kerr’s New Medical Director

Alfredo Soto, M.D., a child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist, recently joined Albertina Kerr as the new Medical Director of Children’s Mental Health Programs. In his new role, Dr. Soto oversees and coordinates Kerr’s mental health programs for teens and children....

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