Albertina Kerr Historic Louise Home to Receive $2.7M Update & Addition

Albertina Kerr Historic Louise Home to Receive $2.7M Update & Addition
Albertina Kerr's Louise Home addition
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Albertina Kerr's historic Louise Home undergoes its first major renovation in more than 30 years to complete the 10-acre campus overhaul.

Built in 1925 as a juvenile hospital offering maternity services for dependent girls, the historic Albertina Kerr Louise Home will undergo its first major renovation in more than 30 years.

The 3-story 12,000 sq.ft. Georgian style building is the oldest and most recognizable building on the Albertina Kerr Gresham campus at 722 NE 162nd Ave.

The Louise Home will retain its historic structure and facade and receive a full interior renovation including seismic, structural and ADA building updates. A modern 2-story 4,000 sq.ft. addition between the two wings on the east side of the building will complete the renovation providing much needed space for Albertina Kerr programs and support staff.

While preliminary work has already begun, the planned start for the renovation is December 2014, with project completion scheduled for September 2015.

Albertina Kerr’s campus is currently undergoing a major revitalization. This fall the non-profit recently celebrated the completion of a 6,000 square foot expansion of the Crisis Psychiatric Care unit, a new 4,500 square foot Intensive Treatment group home and the addition of a second neighborhood group home nearby. To complete the 10-acre campus overhaul, the historic Louise Home will be expanded and renovated into a modern hub for community-based child mental health services and foster care.

The completed Campus for Children’s Mental Health will bring together, at a single site, leading children’s mental health practitioners, critical program services and facilities that are Albertina Kerr’s hallmark.

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