It started in 1969 with a conversation – about how to best help young adults with developmental disabilities live in the community. At the time, many individuals were institutionalized, and few opportunities existed for transitioning from special education programs into adult life.
With help from the ARC of Lane County and financial backing from John Alvord, a group home was opened in 1970. In 1974, Alvord-Taylor was incorporated as a non-profit organization.
We have grown and evolved
Over the years, Alvord-Taylor has grown and evolved – both our services and the number of people we support. At the same time our group homes have gone from housing as many as ten people to an average of three residents. We own or rent more than 16 homes in Eugene-Springfield and support residents with round-the-clock in-house Alvord-Taylor staff. Many people also live in their own apartments, and we support them in being as independent as possible.