We believe all people should be seen for their abilities and should have the opportunity and freedom to explore, choose the life they want to live, and be an active part of our community. Southern Oregon Aspire works hard to make that a reality for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Josephine County.

Oregon can do better……. Value the Work! Raise the Wage.

Direct Support Professionals Need Your Help! DSP’s have been on the frontline of the COVID-19 crisis, as essential as ever, and deserve a significant investment in their wages. In this 2021 legislative session, House Bill 2964 is being presented. If passed, HB2964 will not only provide a raise but will tie the wage rate to the Portland-Metro minimum wage—ensuring this essential workforce will on average earn 150% of the Portland-Metro minimum wage increases. Join us in supporting HB2964 by clicking this link and writing your local legislator an email. Share this link with others to get involved. It only takes a minute to change the lives of ALL DSP’s in Oregon but also those they support!


Start Your Career With Us Today!

Join the Aspire Family. We are hiring Direct Support Professionals, full, part & sub positions are available. We offer excellent benefits and flexible schedules.

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Kyle's Employment Journey

Meet Kyle! Kyle is a hard working young man. He had a simple dream of finding a job and making his own way in the world.....find out more about Kyle and his journey with Southern Oregon Aspire.

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COVID-19 Updates

Due to the COVID-19 crisis Southern Oregon Aspire has temporarily postponed volunteer opportunities and events. Our administrative office is closed to the public but still in operation. If you have any questions or need assistance please call us at 541-476-8241 or email info@soaspire.org.

We are in this together and we will get through it together. Stay safe and healthy, remember to wash your hands often and stop touching your face!

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