Albertina Kerr Centers Foundation

Every day, Albertina Kerr helps children, families and adults in Oregon who face mental health challenges and developmental disabilities, empowering them to lead fuller, self-determined lives.

Albertina Kerr Centers Foundation
424 NE 22nd. Ave
Portland, OR 97232
United States
(503) 239-8101

President & CEO

Christopher J. Krenk

Board of Directors

Priscilla Lewis, Larry Davis, Teri Barichello, David Boxberger, Margaret Rowland, Karin Wandtke, Chris Adamek, Shelley Barnes, Doug Bogen, Mariel Combs, Angela Hult, Rob Burton, Douglas Morris, Celia Murphey, Rich Smith, Serilda Summers-McGee, John Thoma, John Ward, Stewart Willams, David Connell, David Wilson, David Manougian, Keith Meyers, Jerry Baysinger, Mary Lago, David Widmark, Tim McNamara, Carilyn Alexander, Frtiz Bartsch, Catherine Bekooy, Alex Duarte, Christopher Krenk, Mike Rompa, Alan Ruderman, Anthony Seashore, Keren Brown Wilson, Ken Thrasher, Jeanne Farr, Erinn Warner, Jerry Hoffert, Jodi Lippert, Craig Rusch, Doug Butler

Project Leaders

Nanda Sturm


Every day, Albertina Kerr helps children, families and adults in Oregon who face mental health challenges and developmental disabilities, empowering them to lead fuller, self-determined lives.


Albertina Kerr provides a continuum of services to children, adults and families living with mental health challenges and developmental disabilities. For adultswith developmental disabiliites and their families Kerr provides the following programs: Community Inclusion - Support for people with developmental disabilities provides the opportunity to participate in the workforce, volunteer, join in community activities, and pursue hobbie that enrich their lives, leading to increased independence and community involvement. Group Homes for Adults - Albertina Kerr runs twenty-eight neighborhood homes in Clackamas, Lane, Marion, Multnomah and Washington counties in Oregon that offer 24-hour support and individual growth opportunities to adults with developmental disabilities. Supported Living - A support system for adults with developmental disabilities that provides opportunities to create their own living situation based on their needs and goals. For children and families Kerr provides the following programs: Family Resource Center - A place where families raising a child with mental helath challenges and/or developmental disabilities can find support, answers to questions and gather for activities and events. Foster Care - Safe and caring homes for foster children with mental health challenges as well as developmental disabilities. Foster care providers receive extensive training and 24-hour support. Group Homes for Youth - Sixteen group homes offer around-the-clock support and life skills taining in a safe and secure setting for youth ages 8 to 18 with developmental disabilities and mental health challenges. Intensive Treatment Program - A safe and secure treatement program for youth with developmental disabilities, many of whom also have mental health challenges. Crisis Psychiatric Care - Short-term residential care (usually less than two weeks) and 24-hour access to mental health professionals for children with urgent mental health crises. Children are stabilized and families connected with long-term services and support. Community-Based Mental Health Services - Outpatient, early childhood and intensive community-based mental health services for children and their families provided in the child's home, school and community. In the intensive community-based mental health services program, Kerr serves low-income children, ages 4 to 17, with emotional and behavioral health challenges who are at risk of losing their home or school placement. Therapy, skills training and intensive behavioral support help children remain safely in their home setting.

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