Albertina Kerr operates a total of 15 neighborhood group homes for youth that offer 24-hour support and life skills training for children and teens ages 7 to 18 with developmental disabilities and mental health challenges that require specialized care and treatment. For the kids and teens, our homes create a solid, safe and nurturing environment. Children are comforted knowing they have a place to call home and enjoy the privacy of their own bedroom.The goal is to provide these youth with the skills they need to live as independently as possible when they reach adulthood. The focus of our services is on life skill development, education, behavior management and appropriate socialization. The staff at each group home work as a team with family members, psychiatrists, therapists and behavior support specialists to develop each child’s individual support plan to optimally meet their support needs and honor their goals and preferences.While the youth in all the group homes have many opportunities to interact at special events throughout the year, the most popular activity has become The Kerr Games. Held twice a year, The Games provides a chance for the youth in our services to participate in a day filled with camaraderie and competition, sports, activities and a talent show. Staff and youth work together, and everyone is a winner.