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Southern Oregon Aspire is a nonprofit organization that provides residential and vocational support to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Jackson and Josephine Counties since 1975. Our mission statement of “Inspiring Unlimited Opportunities for People to Create the Life They Choose” epitomizes the longstanding work and the vision of the organization. We firmly believe that every individual not only has the right but “Aspires” to live, work, play, recreate, worship and enjoy the community they live in, just as we do. Simply put….WE CHANGE LIVES!!

We currently serve well over 200 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities by providing residential housing, vocational job training and placement, behavioral and in-home supports, and counseling. Individuals in our residential program can select services that match their individual needs and preferences. Services include, but are not limited to, support with finances, budgeting, health, nutrition, shopping, counseling with personal concerns, access to medical care, recreation, leisure, personal care, employment, and coordination with community resources. Staff provides residents with individualized attention and facilitates the development of meaningful relationships with people in the community.

Expanded employment integration is our main goal for the organization and the State of Oregon who provides funding for supports. We currently operate a few small businesses for the sole purpose of providing meaningful jobs and job training for our people with disabilities. These businesses include:  electronics recycling, janitorial and landscape services, confidential shredding as well as our retail Computer Store. We also provide work supports for multiple people who work for local businesses through our contract services department.

If you would like additional information please call 541.476.8241

Administrative Office:
1465-B NE 7th Street
Grants Pass, OR 97526

Electronics Recycling Center:
1990 NW Washington Blvd
Grants Pass, OR 97526

Latest Event

Chair-ish the Season
1 Nov

Chair-ish the Season

Join us for a holiday fundraiser at Shop River Rock.  CHAIR-ISH the SEASON is happening now thro...
Aspire To Thrive “Virtual” Tours
10 Oct

Aspire To Thrive “Virtual” Tours

Aspire To Thrive "Virtual" Tours Curious about who Southern Oregon Aspire is, what we do and ...
Chair’ish 2016
24 Sep

Chair’ish 2016

Our 2016 Chair'ish Event is happening on Saturday September 24th 5-8 pm.  Tickets available at S...

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