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Goings on around Albertina Kerr and our Portland Community

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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Kerr’s Employment Services goes virtual

In March, as workplaces began shutting down due to Governor Kate Brown’s “Stay Home Stay Safe” order, McKenna Davis knew it was critical to help her clients persevere. “Our clients were being laid off or furloughed indefinitely,” she says. “It was tough, they began...

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Wildfire Evacuations: A call to action

On a mid-September afternoon, Albertina Kerr received an urgent request, as smoky skies blanketed the Portland metro area and raging wildfires began to threaten the residents of Marion County. Providence Behavioral Health System was issued a Level 2 “Be Set”...

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Kerr DSP receives ORA’s prestigious Works of Heart Award

Although she tends to be on the quiet side, LaToya Propps (pictured left)—a Kerr Direct Support Professional (DSP)—is not afraid to be a voice for those who cannot speak up for themselves. In October, LaToya was honored by the Oregon Resource Association (ORA) for her...

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