Alvord-Taylor started in 1969 with a conversation about how to best help young adults with developmental disabilities live in the community. In 1969 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 support from John Alvord, the first group home was opened in 1970. In 1974, Alvord-Taylor was incorporated as a non-profit organization. From 1970 to 2000, when the Fairview Institution closed Alvord-Taylor was one of the organizations offering to house and support individuals in the community. Since 2000 in Oregon, all developmental disability supports have been in community settings instead of institutions. We are proud to have been a part of this pivotal change in developmental disability supports.
Today Alvord-Taylor operates sixteen 24-Hour residential group homes in the Eugene and Springfield area. We have transitioned from serving as many as ten people in one group living at home to an average of three people per home. We also support around twenty-five people in the comfort of their own homes. All of our individuals have the option to receive community inclusion support and pursue events and activities important to them. We offer a wide variety of support services tailored to the needs of each individual.
At Alvord-Taylor we believe in endless possibilities. We strive to build a vibrant and unified community for all. We continue to offer supports that are person-centred. This means that we plan to use our creativity to offer housing and support solutions that work for the individuals that we support.
Home and Community-Based services provided to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in a 24-hour residential setting (in group living homes).
Home and community-based services provided to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the residence of their choosing within the community.
Attendant care services provided to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in non-residential settings.