Support for Loved Ones
2018 Closure Dates:
May 28th, Monday:Memorial Day
July 4th, Wednesday: Independence Day
September 3rd, Monday: Labor Day
November 22nd and 23rd, Thursday and Friday: Thanksgiving Observance
December 24th and 25th, Monday and Tuesday: Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
January 1st, Tuesday: New Years Day
Direct Support Staff of the Year Stefany Hernandez Ceremony and speech from Board Member/Parent Vince Jarmer at The Community Providers Association of Oregon (CPAO)
When PASS started in 1997 there was a long waiting list for services. Individuals in our part of the DD spectrum were told it might be up to 25 years before their name was “called.” Thus PASS was started, the Day Program began operations on January 19, 1998.
We began as a private pay organization with families on the honor system for the expected $600 per month fee for a full time individual. Fundraising was to cover any income gap. Fortunately, we had essentially free space ($1 per month from Portland Adventist Medical Center) and free management / leadership (Warren and Evvalee Rushold). This was the beginning of our adventure . . .