She 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 that are unique as the person’s needs.  

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, creating a unique and individualized plan for each person.  Believing that people live, work, and thrive in the communities of their choice.

Meet Glenda

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 COVID, Glenda instantly shared her social butterfly personality with her roommates, staff, and community. Always the first to deliver spider suckers, candy canes, or other special treats on holidays. We’re looking forward to seeing how Glenda celebrates her birthday in 2021.

How It 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. Assisting 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. Person-centered approach developed around each individuals 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, visit our events page or contact Sarah Cinquini. sarah.cinquini@alsoweb.org | 503-753-1239. We’re all in this together.