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Goings on around Albertina Kerr and our Portland Community

The Magic of Kerr: Going Above & Beyond for Kids in Crisis

Kendall King, R.N., and her colleagues who work in Albertina Kerr’s Crisis Psychiatric Care (Subacute) facility for children and teens are battling COVID-19 in a very different way than the average hospital worker. “Right now, the incidence of suicide and domestic...

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The Magic of Kerr: Coping with Creativity

“Welcome to Angela Academy,” Angela Vittori announces to the three teenage girls in the Kerr group home she manages for youth experiencing intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD). “If we have to stay home and do school work, let’s make it fun,” she...

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The Magic of Kerr: A Toolkit of Hope & Positivity

For residents in Albertina Kerr’s 54 group homes, the COVID-19 situation is creating a mix of complicated and new emotions. "The brain wiring for children, teens, and adults experiencing an intellectual or developmental disability (I/DD) makes it difficult for them to...

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Sew Face Masks for Kerr’s Caregivers and Clients

Calling all do-gooders. We need your help sewing face masks to keep our caregivers and clients safe and healthy! For those who can sew masks, here are a few guidelines: Fabric must be 100% cotton. Please wash and dry your fabric 2 to 3 times before cutting. These...

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Update on Rip City Race for the Roses

All of us at Albertina Kerr hope you and your loved ones are safe. Due to the health risks presented by COVID-19, we are postponing our fundraising event—Rip City Race for the Roses—slated to take place Sunday, April 26. We are researching alternatives, including the...

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