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Goings on around Albertina Kerr and our Portland Community

Kerr Welcomes New Foundation Trustee

Albertina Kerr is pleased to announce Keith Meyers has been selected to join its Foundation Trustees. The Foundation advocates and raises funds for Kerr’s Children’s Crisis Psychiatric and Outpatient Mental Health services and 24-hour residential care for individuals...

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Grant a wish holiday gift drive

Help spread holiday cheer to children, teens, and adults in Kerr’s 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 are...

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Be an advocate for Kerr’s DSPs

The human services sector is facing a historic workforce shortage of direct support professionals (DSPs), made worse by the pandemic. “The job is unsustainable financially for so many employees,” says Miki Herman, Interim Kerr CEO. “We desperately need the State of...

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Rejoining the workforce after a brain injury

In 2017, Ryan was working the overnight shift as a stock clerk when, on his drive home, he fell asleep at the wheel and crashed his vehicle. He sustained severe injuries, including multiple fractures and a head injury. After several months in a medically induced coma,...

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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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