Would you like to make a positive impact on the lives of our community members with intellectual and developmental disabilities?
How about sharing in the dream-come-true of helping someone to get their first real paycheck?
What about the excitement of helping a person with disabilities live safely in their own home…for the first time…ever?
Your nonprofit donation will play a major role in all of the above and more.
ALSO stands for Advocates of Life Skills and Opportunity. We’re very proud of our 25-year history in promoting full community inclusion of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) as valued members of our diverse society.
ALSO is a top I/DD nonprofit organization that serves 9 counties in Oregon by providing the following person-centered services.
As the rest of the country grapples with inflation and soaring housing prices, individuals with disabilities are among those hardest hit. In Oregon and Southwest Washington, an estimated 24,000 adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities are facing housing insecurity.
ALSO advocates are fully committed to the goal of safe, affordable, and accessible housing. Although we continue to make great strides in this area, more work is on the horizon. Many new technologies and home layout strategies are available to individuals with disabilities that make it possible to function safely and independently in their own homes:
The list is really endless! It’s also growing as new and exciting innovations come to fruition!
At ALSO, we’ve broken down what different contribution amounts can do for the people we support. Here are a few examples:
In addition, personal and online donations help the individuals we support live independently in homes of their choice, find meaningful employment, develop lasting relationships, and experience full inclusion in their communities.
Oregon is a great place to live, work, and help others! We invite you to join in the global movement of making nonprofit donations on Giving Tuesday, which is on November 29th, 2022. Choose ALSO as one the nonprofits you make a donation to. Online donations to nonprofits, including ALSO, can also be made through the Willamette Week Give Guide throughout the rest of the year. This is Portland’s easiest path to end-of-year-giving. Our goal is to raise $25,000 by the end of 2022.
Family members and caregivers often struggle financially to provide the adaptations their loved ones need to achieve their best possible lives. Funds generously given by nonprofit donors will go where they are most needed in providing expert community-based disability services.
We close with a statement by Sam Ramirez, one of the hundreds of people with intellectual or developmental disabilities who we support with innovative adaptations for home accessibility.
“Accessible housing makes it easy to live and feel normal like everyone else without feeling left behind.”
We have hundreds of stories like Sam’s to share that showcase the impact your support makes. From all of us at ALSO, we ask you to consider donating and wish you and your loved ones the very best in the 2022 Holiday Season, and beyond.
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