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Help change a child’s life!

Help change a child’s life!

Your tax refund can make a big difference for kids in crisis. If you expect an Oregon tax refund this year, please consider helping children and teens who need crisis psychiatric care. Designate all or part of your tax refund to Kerr's Kid's Crisis Care through...

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Notes from Kerr’s CEO

Notes from Kerr’s CEO

Hello, Friends of Kerr! Happy New Year! The start of a new year always brings the opportunity for reflection and change. In a desire to learn something new, I decided to take ukulele lessons. It is a fun way to challenge myself and allows me to approach life with a...

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Notes from Kerr’s CEO

Notes from Kerr’s CEO

Hello, Friends of Kerr! I’ve experienced my first Portland snow, and I love it! It’s amazing how the tree canopy keeps the snow off the forest floor. My family celebrates Christmas, so I’m busy decorating the house, buying presents, and baking cookies! In fact, baking...

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Notes from Kerr’s CEO

Notes from Kerr’s CEO

Hello, Friends of Kerr! I had a great, sunny run for my first few months, but now the rain has started. I look forward to leaning into the cold and wet that is Portland sitting by the fire and snuggling up with my cat (and kids!). Kerr is a lively place in the fall;...

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Kerr’s Edy Luttrell receives distinguished award

Kerr’s Edy Luttrell receives distinguished award

Kerr Assistant Program Manager Edy Luttrell received the Oregon Resources Association (ORA) 2022 Works of Heart Award for her dedication and service during ORA’s virtual NW Conference on Disability Services. Her coworkers note how Edy goes above and beyond for Kerr’s...

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Notes from Kerr’s CEO

Notes from Kerr’s CEO

Hello, Friends of Kerr! As we welcome the crisp fall days, my family and I are enjoying all the beauty our new city offers. I continuously marvel at my good fortune to lead this great organization. September has been a busy month for Kerr, and I wanted to share a few...

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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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