Brooke adores her staff and darling apartment filled with all her favorite things.  Comforted and secure with Mom and Dad a few steps away she enjoys frequent snuggles and dinner dates with her family.  She sneaked her way into the hearts of staff who regularly take her on a tour of Portland’s hottest elevators and carousels.  Thriving in her new environment, Brooke is the happiest she’s ever been in her life. 

Mom of Brooke

Customized Supports as Unique as the Person 

We Believe

Supported Living offers an approach where people choose where they live, how they live, and how often they receive supports. We work together to create a unique and individualized plan for each person.  We believe that people live, work, and thrive in the communities of their choice.

Meet Supported Living Resident Glenda

Glenda stands tall, wearing a tiara, pink shirt and a white boa as she smiles for the camera for her birthday picture.
Glenda’s birthday celebration this past summer with a tiara and feather boa for her birthday car parade surprise.

Despite moving to Portland from Medford a few months before the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Glenda instantly shared her social butterfly personality with her roommates, staff, and community. She is always the first to deliver spider suckers, candy canes, or other special treats on holidays, so we’re looking forward to seeing how Glenda celebrates her birthday in 2021.

How Supported Living Works

ALSO Advocates help balance and facilitate multiple aspects of one’s life, such as self-advocacy, money management, medical assistance, personal care, and many more daily life skills. Supported living services assist in securing a self-sustaining, independent living situation in your community. Here’s a look into our Supported Living Program options.

In-Home Supports (all ages) – Individual services offered in your home. This person-centered approach is developed around each individual’s needs.  

Supported Living – We work hard to promote, encourage, and assist with independence in a wide variety of services based on an individual’s needs.

Roommate Model – Provides a cost-effective, shared independent living opportunity addressing one of the largest barriers to independent living, affordable housing! Each individual has their own program set up based on their choices and unique needs.  

24 Hour Support – Offered for those who need support around the clock.

Community – We provide support in an individual’s community from shopping to volunteering, hiking, entertainment, mastering public transportation, or whatever that support may look like for that person.

Let’s Work Together

Darrin Barnham | Supported Living Director | dbarham@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 of ALSO, visit our events page or contact Sarah Cinquini: sarah.cinquini@alsoweb.org | 503-753-1239. We’re all in this together.