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Goings on around Albertina Kerr and our Portland Community

Kerr Bikes Expands Fleet

With the arrival of sunny weather to Portland, this is a great time to get to know Kerr Bikes. With the recent expansion of its fleet, this year is shaping up to be the shop's best season yet. Choose one of two convenient Portland waterfront locations (one on each...

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Remembering Chris Krenk

As a friend, mentor and leader of Albertina Kerr, Chris Krenk blazed a trail that left an indelible mark on Kerr and our community. The fourth CEO of Kerr, Chris retired in June 2016 and passed away April 17, 2021. All who knew Chris were awed by his passion,...

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In Memoriam: Chris Krenk

It is with profound sadness that we share the news that our beloved former Albertina Kerr CEO, Chris Krenk, has passed away. As a friend, mentor and leader, Chris left an incredible legacy. We extend our deepest sympathies to Chris’s family. All of us who knew Chris...

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Mental Illness Warning Signs & Resources

Throughout the history-making events of 2020, many people who had never experienced mental health challenges found themselves struggling for the first time. Signs and symptoms of mental illness can vary depending on the disorder and circumstances. If you or someone...

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Grateful Dad joins Kerr

When Ralph Devlin’s teenage daughter began experiencing an anxiety attack, he didn’t know what to do. “It happened so quickly,” he recalls. “I really didn’t understand what was going on.” The following day she was admitted to Albertina Kerr’s Crisis Psychiatric Care...

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Breaking Ground on affordable housing

After four years of planning and effort, construction is beginning on 150 units of low cost, quality housing on the northwest corner of Albertina Kerr’s Gresham campus. Kerr’s Workforce & Inclusive Housing Project addresses the critical need of access to safe,...

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Kerr honors long-standing volunteer

For nearly 40 years, Marsha Buono volunteered her time and resources in support of Kerr’s work at the restaurant and thrift shop at Albertina’s Place. “The opportunity to meet people, make friends, and belong to a community that was making a difference was huge,” she...

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10 feel-good ways to give and save on your 2020 taxes

Before you shut the door on 2020, don't miss out on strategies that can to boost your tax savings and giving. For this year only, thanks to the federal CARES act, you can: 1. Deduct $300 without itemizing If you take a standard deduction, in 2020 you can also deduct...

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Make holiday wishes come true

Help spread holiday cheer to children, teens, and adults in Kerr’s 54 group homes, as well as the kids served through our Children’s Mental Health inpatient and outpatient programs. For many of Kerr’s clients, the only presents they will receive this holiday season...

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