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Who We Are and What We Do

We’re a nonprofit organization that supports about 500 adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the Portland tri-county area. Since 2006, we’ve been helping people achieve greater independence in the community. Interested in learning what we can do for you and your family?

Provider Spotlight

There are hundreds of provider options throughout the Portland tri-county area. Learn more about organizations in Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington counties by clicking the button below.

“In that first visit to Independence Northwest I saw a community. Parents were obviously in supported, long-term relationships with INW and each other. They were active in lobbying Salem legislators to obtain and protect needed services for their family members with disabilities.”
– Family Member

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Meet Molly Drummond

Meet Molly Drummond

Molly Drummond is one of the original plaintiffs in the Staley lawsuit, when several Oregon families sued the State of Oregon in 2000 for unreasonably denying necessary services to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The court case resulted in a settlement from which Oregon brokerage services originated. At the time, Molly, and five thousand or so adults with developmental disabilities who lived in family homes, were entirely without disability services. Read More