Army of Angels

by Albertina Kerr Centers Foundation
May 16, 2013

Giving Children a Reason to Smile

Albertina Kerr provides a wide range of services for children with developmental disabilities and mental health challenges as well as support for their families.

Kerr's programs are unique in Oregon, providing intensive intervention and psychiatric treatment for toddlers, young children and teenagers from 3 years to 17. Many of these children are struggling to function at home, at school or in the community. Kerr provides treatment and skills training geared toward reuniting children with their families when possible and creating new potential for a healthy, productive life for each child.

Hope for the Future

A small town boy from the Oregon Coast, Conner* attempted to commit suicide at age 17. After a frightening trip to the emergency room, he was admitted to the Crisis Psychiatric Care program. His father Frank* was concerned that he needed help and hopeful that Albertina Kerr could provide it. "The staff are smart, they are caring, they really make an effort to connect with the kids," said Frank. "They go out of their way to help children and it goes beyond being a job for them."

*All names have been changed to protect privacy.


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Organization Information

Albertina Kerr Centers Foundation

Location: Portland, OR - USA
Project Leader:
Nanda Sturm
Associate Director, Corporate Development & Giving
Portland, Oregon United States