Advocates For Life Skills And Opportunity (ALSO)


To promote the full inclusion of people experiencing disabilities in the life of their community. 

Bottom Line for Portland

Creating Inclusive Housing Solutions For People with Disabilities

We believe housing is a basic human right for all people. Stable housing supports enhanced health, well-being, and community connectedness. Yet, for thousands of people experiencing intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), housing security is an escalating crisis, leaving individuals with I/DD and their families with few housing options. 

That’s where ALSO comes in. As an Oregon-based non-profit organization that provides 360-degree services to people with I/DD, we understand that one of the most critical components of supporting people is providing affordable, accessible, and inclusive housing, and we are committed to being part of the solution. 

When you support ALSO HOME, you make a real impact in the lives of people with disabilities in your community.


Financial Assistance for rising housing costs.

Many of the individuals we support rely primarily on social security as their income, which falls short of covering livable expenses, often forcing them into housing they wouldn't choose. ALSO ensures no one loses housing due to affordability by bridging the financial gap.


Opening a third children’s residential home in November of 2023.

ALSO’s Children’s Services are designed and implemented with the whole child in mind. Your gift will help provide a healthy, safe, creative, active, and inviting home environment where children live full lives. 

Link to Children’s Program Housing Impact Video


Development of 39 units of affordable housing. 

ALSO has partnered with two mission-driven housing developers for a 39-unit affordable complex in Gresham, with dedicated units for individuals with disabilities. A transformative opportunity for inclusive, accessible, and affordable housing for people with disabilities, fostering a community with secure and supportive housing options.


Assistive and adaptive technology.

Assistive and adaptive technology empowers people to stay connected and enhance their independence. This year ALSO launched the Assistive Technology Lending Library, ensuring equitable access for all those we support. The library allows individuals to test and borrow assistive technology offering a glimpse into what's possible. However, this is just the beginning, and we invite you to help us expand our Assistive Technology program and broaden the range of available technologies.

Check out this video on how Assistive and Adaptive Technology makes an impact. 


Thank you for taking the time to understand some of the barriers facing people who experience intellectual and developmental disabilities. Your support and involvement help us ensure a house and HOME for people with disabilities right here in our community. 


For a full overview of ALSO HOME giving opportunities, check out this video of our 2023 ALSO HOME Benefit. 


"Accessible housing makes it easy to live and feel normal like everyone else without feeling left behind." Sam Ramirez

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We embrace the strength, creativity, and richness that comes from bringing unique perspectives and talents to everything we do. We honor and celebrate all backgrounds, standing up for justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion; empowering all advocates and partners to connect, belong, and grow.  


Business Partners:


Ramsey Cox Media Relations and Public Affairs

Advocating for your issues. Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, Ramsey Cox Media Relations and Public Affairs, serves businesses throughout the United States. Our firm specializes in media relations, public affairs, strategic communication, storytelling, coalition building, grassroots activation, crisis management, and media coaching.


Whether you’re a Fortune 500 business, a small brewer, or a nonprofit, we will help your organization thrive in a competitive market. We bring extensive experience and professionalism to every client and customize our support to your individual needs and concerns.


Bridgetown Wealth Management

We're here for you- let's go, Beyond the Numbers!

If you’re committed to building a strong financial future, we’re here to provide the comprehensive planning to help you pursue your financial goals. Bridgetown Wealth Management has proudly called Portland, Oregon home since our founding in 2017. Our team of Advisors collectively boasts over 60 years of industry experience. We strongly believe that by utilizing a team approach, we're better equipped to provide the best service to your accounts and financial planning needs. Our team currently has members specializing in portfolio construction, asset research, financial planning, annuity and insurance knowledge, and products, marketing, and events, all while providing the most exceptional client service. We're here for you- let's go, Beyond the Numbers!


Our Fellow G!G Non-Profit Partner

Go check out their Give!Guide page and show them some love. 


Milk Crate Kitchen

Their Mission: Overcoming barriers to food security by cooking and delivering cost-free family meals to those in need, no questions asked.


$6,135 raised of $10,000 goal
69 donations
61% of Goal


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Year Founded: 1997

Tax ID: 93-1234625

Advocates For Life Skills And Opportunity (ALSO) is in the Home category which is sponsored by Neil Kelly.

They're a large-sized organization with activities in Clackamas Co., Multnomah Co. and Washington Co.

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