A strong community is one that stands together. Building such a community greatly depends on the health of its children. For over 100 years Albertina Kerr has helped families by providing the necessary tools to do just that.

Albertina Kerr provides programs and services to children and adults with developmental disabilities and mental health challenges, empowering them to live richer lives.

Their mission is for each child to find hope and healing, make friends, learn successfully, and shape their own futures. Albertina Kerr encourages working together with children and families, providing resources and a continuum of care, so children can live, grow and thrive in their own homes, communities and schools.

They also offer a wide range of services designed to support individuals with developmental disabilities, empowering them to lead fuller, self-determined lives.  Clients face mental and physical disabilities resulting in impairments to daily functioning and include diagnoses such as Down syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy, and epilepsy.

Families raising a child with developmental delays find specialized, comprehensive team-based care with Albertina Kerr‘s Childrens Developmental Health Services. These services specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of developmental delays and disabilities.

Their Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics team provides evaluation and ongoing case management for children with: communication disorders, ADHD, autism, behavior issues, developmental delays, motor delays and sensory processing disorder, and other issues affecting the ability to relate effectively with their family and the environment.

If you’d like to volunteer or learn more about Albertina Kerr contact them here.

This week at Portland Radio Project we featured Albertina Kerr as part of our award-winning Community Voices series. You can listen below to interviews with key members of the organization:

Erin Cochrun-Weston, Director of Day & Employment Services

Kevin McCray Jr., Employment Coordinator

Renae Rosecrans, Employment Coordinator