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Goings on around Albertina Kerr and our Portland Community

Kerr Superheroes: DSP Stories

Albertina Kerr’s amazing Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) are the heart and soul of everything we do to help people experiencing intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. It’s essential work! Their compassion, patience, and understanding shines brightly to...

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As a company dedicated to helping people live healthier lives, UnitedHealthcare has made a significant impact on raising awareness and much-needed support for the essential, life-saving services at Albertina Kerr. “At one time or another, either in school or work,...

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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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