Services and support that promote individual choice

What We Offer

Connecting hearts and homes

Chamberlin House, Inc. (CHI) manages safe and secure homes throughout the Albany community to meet the needs of adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities. At CHI, we provide care that is tailored to meet the desires of each person.

Located in residential neighborhoods that allows for full participation in the community; our homes can accommodate from three to five people. Each person enjoys a personalized private bedroom.

For a more independent living alternative, Mitchell Place features one or two bedroom apartments. Individuals sharing units have a choice of roommates.

our homes

Nancy's house

Nancy’s Place named in honor of Nancy Goode opened its doors in 2017. This modern open concept house is home to three residents and provides individualized supports. The home features vaulted ceilings, a spacious kitchen with large island, two bathrooms and patio in the fenced backyard.

goode house

Opened in 2017, Goode House is home to three residents. Named in honor of the Goode Family who established the first Chamberlin House in 1979 and continue to support our mission of providing support for adults with disabilities.

powell place

Powell Place is licensed for five clients. Powell Place has gone through extensive renovations including a ADA compliant bathroom with roll in shower. Located in a quiet residential area.

Chapman House

Built in 2019, Chapman House was specially designed with wide hallways and large bathrooms to accommodate adaptive equipment and wheelchairs. Chapman House was named in honor of CHI Board member, Elaine Chapman and her husband Bob both who are longtime supporters of Chamberlin House. Chapman House is licensed for three clients.

Dar's Place

Built in 2019, Dar’s Place was specially designed with wide hallways and large bathrooms to accommodate adaptive equipment and wheelchairs. Dar’s Place is named in memory of CHI former Board President Darlene Cooks. Her visionary leadership and advocacy bought about significant growth to CHI. Dar's Place is licensed for three clients.

lehigh house

Lehigh House is licensed for three clients. An addition was built for office space and storage. In 2016, the kitchen was completely remodeled with cabinets, lighting and appliances. The main bathroom was updated with cabinets and flooring. Within walking distance of a lovely community park.

Sander house

The third CHI home, Sander House, was established as a result of the generosity of a grant from the Sander Foundation. One staff person described the atmosphere as “beyond family.” He noted that all the residents really like each other and even interact like siblings. At Sander House, our residents are a true “family.” Sander House is licensed for five clients.

Scheler House

Scheler House was named after long-time CHI volunteer and CHI Past Board President, Karen Scheler. The home was also made possible by the second Oregon Community Integration Plan. Scheler House has a great backyard that allows residents lots of opportunities to enjoy the sun or even do a little gardening. Licensed for three individuals.

Mitchell Place

Mitchell Place is named after Joyce and Bill Mitchell who are ardent supporters of Chamberlin House. Mitchell Place which consists of five, one bedroom and four, two bedroom apartments was made possible by the second Oregon Community Integration Plan and a grant from Oregon Housing. This is a wonderful option for those who desire a more private living alternative.

CHI Office

The administrative staff works from the Wheelhouse office building in downtown Albany.

Jimmy Goode Activity Center

CHI staff provides support in a range of educational, volunteer and job opportunities, leisure activities and hobbies for each of our residents. We offer frequent social and community activities. The Jimmy Goode Activity Center operated by CHI hosts monthly special events, birthday parties, dances, bingo, movies and more.

adult support services

Our supports are flexible and easily modified to meet the changing abilities, interests and unique needs of each person. Services are based on what is important to the person and for the person. Our supports build on the individual’s strengths and capabilities to enhance independence. Each person has an Individual Support Plan (ISP) that guides us in helping them obtain life goals and aspirations.

We strive to provide services of the highest quality and to encourage self-determination and choice for the individual. Our staff provides around-the-clock care support and assistance with:

  • All aspects of daily living including grooming, toileting and eating
  • Meal preparation, housekeeping and laundry
  • Financial management, healthcare coordination, and personal safety
  • Maximizing skills, abilities and independence
  • Advocacy support

health & wellness

CHI staff provides supports to promote healthy living and to prevent illness and accidents. We assist individuals to take an active role in their health care decisions. We monitor medical conditions, administer medication per individual protocols and provide in-home care. We assist in scheduling, keeping and following through on all health appointments.

community

CHI staff provides support in a range of job, volunteer and educational opportunities, leisure activities and hobbies for each of our residents.

We offer frequent social and community activities. The Jimmy Goode Activity Center operated by CHI hosts monthly special events, birthday parties, dances, bingo, movies and more.

transportation

CHI operates a fleet of vehicles that allow our residents access to community outings and appointments. We operate one 14 passenger bus, two transit vans that can accommodate up to four wheelchairs and multiple mini-vans that ensure we can get everyone where they want to go.

It's not our disabilities, it's our abilities that count.
Chris Burke