The most important thing to me is knowing every day, by the end of the day, I did everything in my power to make sure the people we support are happy, healthy, and given the best supports out there.

Shayne Novella – ALSO Residential Manager

Personalized Supports and Living Independently

We Believe in Choice

Working together to develop personalized supports, we ensure the people we support live their lives as fully and independently as possible.  Join us in our pursuit that everyone with disabilities successfully makes their own choices and advocates for themselves, helping to  guide  in identifying and pursuing one’s own goals, passions, and aspirations. 

Meet Lara

“Hi, my name is Lara. My life was turned upside down when I was working as a cashier when my vision stopped working. I had cranial tension on my brain, and after multiple operations, I lost my eyesight. Thru hard work and motivation from my family and friends, I have become more independent and retaking control of my life. I love going for walks around town, hiking, listening to music, and being around cats and dogs. During COVID, I worked with my ALSO support staff and roommate on sewing masks and working out. We’re learning how to implement voice-activated technology to control our lighting, blinds, air conditioning, tv, and music. I’m working on my current goals of becoming more independent and getting a ‘seeing eye dog.'”

How Residential Care Works

Residential services utilize person-centered practices and work collaboratively as a team with individuals, families, and ALSO’s Advocates. Whether it’s shopping for groceries, celebrating birthdays, or Friday night movie night, ALSO works closely with the individuals we support in every part of their home life. 

Let’s Work Together

Kevin Olayos | Residential Director | kolayos@alsoweb.org | 503-489-6565  

Schedule a tour today and let us showcase ALSO’s services, vision, the people we support, and our staff. To schedule a tour, visit our events page or contact Sarah Cinquini. sarah.cinquini@alsoweb.org | 503-753-1239. We’re all in this together.