Kerr empowers people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental health challenges, and other social barriers to lead self-determined lives and reach their full potential.
Bottom Line for Portland
In the past year, Albertina Kerr provided essential and life-saving services to close to 1,000 children, teens, adults and their families. Nearly 550 children received mental health services including almost 300 who were experiencing a psychiatric crisis. More than 200 youth and adults experiencing intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD) received housing and care through our 24-hour residential group homes and more than 100 adults experiencing an I/DD received employment training, placement and supported work experience.
Kerr is also creating one of the first and largest net zero energy workforce and inclusive housing projects in the U.S., which will provide 120 new affordable apartments on the Kerr campus for health services workers, and 30 universally accessible units for adults experiencing intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.
"Where we are as a family and where my daughter is in her mental health journey would not have been possible without Kerr. We need to do whatever we can to make sure this service stays alive and well in the community." – Parent of a teen Kerr client
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Kerr is committed to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion organization-wide. Kerr has convened a diverse group of employees and other stakeholders to identify current strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for improving DEI, we have also hired an experienced consultant to help us develop and implement a comprehensive DEI framework. As an equal opportunity employer, Kerr does not discriminate employees based on race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, medical or genetic information.
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