Who We Are and What We Do
We’re a nonprofit organization serving 500 Oregonians with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the Portland tri-county area. Since 2006, we’ve helped people achieve greater independence in the community. Interested in learning what we can do for you and your family?
Oregon Begins Implementing New Assessment
This summer, the ONA (Oregon Needs Assessment) begins rolling out as the state’s official new assessment tool. Here’s the latest information.
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Meet Molly Drummond

Molly Drummond is one of the original plaintiffs in the Staley lawsuit. She, along with several other Oregon families, brought suit against 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

“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.” – INW Customer Family Member