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

Developing personalized supports ensures the people we support live their lives as fully and independently as possible.  

We Believe

Working together to develop personalized supports ensures 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 owns 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 It Works

Utilizing person-centered practices and working collaboratively as a team with individuals, families, and ALSO’s Advocates whether it’s shopping for groceries, celebrating birthdays, or Friday night movie night, working closely with the individuals we support in every part of 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.