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Our Cherished Children’s Services

Love, Security & the Opportunity to Grow

There is nothing we all hold more sacred than children. At ALSO, our commitment to improving the lives and learning for the children we support is one of our top priorities. Each year we continue to add new homes to support the unique needs of each child in the ALSO network. Our newest Children’s Home opened August of 2022 and features a wide array of innovative technologies that will vastly improve the lives of these very special kids. We recently had the honor of graduating one of the children we support from a Children’s Services home to an adult home on her 18th birthday. A powerful milestone we are very proud of.

We Believe

At our core, ALSO is a nonprofit organization in Oregon that believes that children require support where their emerging unique needs are best met. While we all hope that this would be a family home, this isn’t always a child’s reality or the best option for many reasons. For this reason, we are dedicated to the premise that all children, despite their circumstances, yearn for a connection to family and important people. At ALSO, we dedicate ourselves to being a pathway to reconnection, a balanced life experience, and a loving place for growth for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Our support services aim to achieve these goals.

How Children’s Services Works

ALSO’s Children Intellectual and Developmental Disability Services are designed and implemented with the whole child in mind. We provide a healthy, safe, creative, and inviting home environment where eligible children live full lives. We support each child’s distinct needs with individual support plans, emphasize integrated supports, and prioritize skill development, independence, decision making, and local community integration and community inclusion. It is our goal to provide additional individual and community resources to children with developmental and intellectual disabilities and improve quality of life for all children we support.

Let’s Work Together

Reach out to Tanja Garrot via email at or call (503) 489-6565 if you have any questions or are interested to learn more.

Meet Bailey from Portland, Oregon

Hometown: Portland, OR
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Favorite hobby: Painting


Let’s Make Heart Work a Reality For Those Experiencing Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

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For additional information, reach out to our ALSO Stewardship team via email at or by phone at (503) 489-6565.

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