About

Oregon Mennonite Residential Services is a faith-based organization that grew out of the efforts of several Mennonite and Mennonite Brethren individuals in the Willamette Valley who shared a passion to improve the quality of life for individuals experiencing intellectual and developmental disabilities. The original intent of the founders was to operate one or two homes to serve families within the participating churches. However the focus broadened after contact with state licensing revealed there were many people already in the system that needed residential services due to the closing of the Fairview Training Center in Salem. This was an immediate need to which the group felt compelled to respond.

OMRS has had continuous contracts with both Linn and Yamhill Counties since it began operating group homes in 1986. In that year, one home was opened in Albany and one in McMinnville. OMRS now provides residential and support services to 53 individuals in fourteen group homes located in McMinnville and Albany. The homes are licensed to serve anywhere from 2-5 individuals.

Residents come to OMRS group homes through referrals from the county Developmental Disabilities Programs, which also provide case management services for our residents. It is the intent of OMRS and the county making the placement that residents remain in these homes long term, for as long as their needs can be met in a residential setting.

OMRS has become well known and respected as an experienced residential provider. We offer high standards and quality services to the people we serve.

Each of our homes has a house manager, an assistant manager or lead staff and trained, devoted caregivers. A Resident Service Director and Human Resource Specialist provide hands-on training and guidance to all of the homes.