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Goings on around Albertina Kerr and our Portland Community

Introducing Albertina Kerr’s new CEO

Introducing Albertina Kerr’s new CEO

Albertina Kerr is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors has appointed Allison V. Stark as the seventh chief executive officer of the 115-year-old nonprofit offering children’s mental health services and programs for people experiencing intellectual and...

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A conversation with Kerr’s Subacute Clinical Supervisor

A conversation with Kerr’s Subacute Clinical Supervisor

“It’s really the aha moments that energize my work,” Stephanie Scovil explains. “Those little moments when youth or families are practicing the skills they learned to build healthy relationships—it’s so rewarding.” As the Clinical Supervisor at Albertina Kerr’s...

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Save a child’s life!

Save a child’s life!

The need has never been greater! During the pandemic, symptoms of anxiety and depression in youth have doubled, according to a recent report by the U.S. Surgeon General. Your tax refund can make a big difference for kids in crisis. This year, Oregon's kicker tax...

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Kerr Welcomes New Foundation Trustee

Kerr Welcomes New Foundation Trustee

Albertina Kerr is pleased to announce Keith Meyers has been selected to join its Foundation Trustees. The Foundation advocates and raises funds for Kerr’s Children’s Crisis Psychiatric and Outpatient Mental Health services and 24-hour residential care for individuals...

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Grant a wish holiday gift drive

Grant a wish holiday gift drive

Help spread holiday cheer to children, teens, and adults in Kerr’s 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 are...

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Be an advocate for Kerr’s DSPs

Be an advocate for Kerr’s DSPs

The human services sector is facing a historic workforce shortage of direct support professionals (DSPs), made worse by the pandemic. “The job is unsustainable financially for so many employees,” says Miki Herman, Interim Kerr CEO. “We desperately need the State of...

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Rejoining the workforce after a brain injury

Rejoining the workforce after a brain injury

In 2017, Ryan was working the overnight shift as a stock clerk when, on his drive home, he fell asleep at the wheel and crashed his vehicle. He sustained severe injuries, including multiple fractures and a head injury. After several months in a medically induced coma,...

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