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News and Updates

Goings on around Albertina Kerr and our Portland Community

Wrapping up a great race

More than 1,200 community members took part in the virtual Rip City Race for the Roses, presented by UnitedHealthcare, from April 25 through June 30, to raise funds for Albertina Kerr’s life-saving children’s mental health services and programs for individuals...

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Kerr Leadership Transition

Albertina Kerr’s Board of Directors recently announced the appointment of Kerr Board Chair Mary Ann “Miki” Herman as Interim CEO, following the departure of CEO Jeff Carr, effective July 10, 2021. Kerr’s Board is currently in the process of hiring a firm to conduct a...

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Paying it forward: helping the homeless

(Pictured: Kerr Interim CEO Miki Herman (left) tours the construction mock-up of a Workforce & Inclusive Housing unit prototype. Photo credit: Ankrom Moisan) With wood framing nearly complete, Albertina Kerr’s Workforce & Inclusive Housing Project is beginning...

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Kerr’s mental health programs earn CARF accreditation

Albertina Kerr’s Children's Crisis Psychiatric Care and Outpatient Mental Health programs recently received a three-year accreditation—the highest level—from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) International. Achieving accreditation...

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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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