Army of Angels

by Albertina Kerr Centers Foundation
Oct 14, 2011

Army of Angels Project Report

A community that stands together.  Where we challenge the norm to create a society that has no barrier.  Where people who face mental health challenges and developmental disabilities are included and empowered.  Where families are supported and children have reason to smile.  Where everyday people reach out to the most vulnerable and give back to their community.

 2010 - 2011 Program Year Outcomes
Intensive Community-Based Treatment - Kerr served 97 children, ages 5 to 17, in the Intensive Community-Based Treatment program - an alternative to facility-based residential treatment programs.  The program provides wraparound care coordination, individual and family therapy, skills training, and intensive behavioral support for high-needs children living in the community.

  • 75% of children assessed showed improvement in caregiver skills and strengths.
  • 77% of children were discharged to a lower level of care.

Community-Based Outpatient Services - Kerr provided 207 children with mental health treatment, skills training and care coordination to help preserve families and maintain children's placement in the community.

  • 80% of children assessed showed improvement in caregiver skills and strengths.
  • 83% of children were discharged to a lower level of care.

Foster Proctor Care - Kerr's Proctor Care program provides longer-term placements for children with developmental disabilities less likely to be reunifed with their birth families.  The program offers case management, skills training, and extensive foster parent support.  A total of 18 children were served

Behavior Rehabilitation Services (BRS) Foster Care - Kerr provided foster homes, case management and behavioral skills training to 88 children during the 2010-2011 program year.  BRS Foster Care helps meet the needs of children awaiting family reunification or other permanent placement.

Crisis Psychiatric Care - Kerr provided a secure alternative-to-hospitalization and step-down service for children and youth requiring 24-hour supervision, psychiatric evaluation and crisis stabilization.  A total of 297 children were served in 2010-2011 with an average program stay of just over 16 days.

  • 83% of children assessed showed improvement in presenting problrms suach as impulsivity, depresion and anxiety.
  • 89% of children assessed showed improvement in high-risk behaviors such as self-harm and aggression.

Early Childhood Outpatient Services - A toal of 32 children were provided both community-based mental health and intervention in community classrooms, keeping the children enrolled in their community school.  The program assists emotionally and behaviorally challenged toddler, young children, and their families.

  • 100% of children assessed showed improvement in daily functioning.
  • 100% of children assessed showed improvement in individual strengths.

Family Involvement - Kerr provides support services and advocavy to families with children receiving Kerr's services.  Kerr's Family Involvement staff are parents of children with special needs themselves, and are typically perceived as peers by the families the agency serves.  A total of 30 families were served, receiving an average of 10.69 hours of direct services per family.

Adult Developmental Disability Services - Kerr operates 28 community-based residential homes that provide 24-hour service to people with devleopmental disabilities.  The individuals served gain independence, increased choice and control over thier lives with a focus on personal skill development and basic life choices as well as social and recreational activities.

  • 74% of adults living with a developmental disability completed a personal goal they set for themselves.
  • An additional 22% of adults partially completed a personal goal they set for themselves.

Youth Group Homes - Neighborhood group homes for youth offer specialized care and treatment for children ages 7 to 18 with developmental disabilities and mental health challenges.  These youth ar eprovided with the skills they need to live as independently as possible when they reach adulthood.

  • 65% of youth living in Kerr's group homes completed a personal goal.
  • An additional 32% of youth partically completed a personal goal.

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Albertina Kerr Centers Foundation

Location: Portland, OR - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Development Staff
Portland, Oregon United States

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