What Is Relationship-Based Care?

This is how relationship-based care made it’s way to Stephen’s Place and why it’s so important for our residents. “You can fill a position with a pulse but you just can’t translate heart.” – Angie Roush A few moments of conversation with Angie Roush, VP of Residential Life will tell you everything you need to know… Read More

Staff Spotlight: Angie Roush

It is our pleasure to introduce you to Angie Roush, Stephen’s Place VP of Residential Life. Q: Do you have a favorite quote? A: Carpe Diem! Q: If Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would you like to see cast as you? A: Ellen Degeneres Q: If you had to eat one meal,… Read More

Stephen’s Place Edible Smiles

It’s lunch time at Stephen’s Place. The table is set and the aroma of the next culinary feast fills the air at Stephen’s Place. The closer you come to the kitchen, the clearer the sound of Bob Marley’s “Is This Love” sung with gusto. Upon entering the kitchen, you are greeted by the smile and… Read More

Staff Spotlight: Heather Stenberg

When visiting Stephen’s Place, you will likely receive a warm welcome from VP of Operations, Heather Stenberg. From managing daily activities and programming to her care and concern for each resident, Heather Stenberg’s passion for the Stephen’s Place community is evident. She daily strives to create an environment that is rich with community interaction and family involvement. Q: Do… Read More

The Stephen’s Place Vision

This is the story of the Stephen’s Place vision — thanks to a couple’s dream for their child. The Kuni Foundation exists to support medical research for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and to support the enhancement of the lives of the developmentally disabled. Additionally, the private foundation provides countless volunteer hours to medical,… Read More

Special Olympics 2015: New Theme Song Inspires Us to #ReachUp

We loved the Special Olympics 2015 song from Coca-Cola and here’s why. The Special Olympics and The Coca-Cola Company (founding partners of the Special Olympics) teamed up to provide the 2015 Special Olympics World Games with a new theme song, “Reach Up.” The foundation rallied musicians Mark Roberge of the band O.A.R and Cody Simpson… Read More

The Miracle League: A Model for Athletes with Disabilities

Many children grow up spending their weekends at a baseball field dreaming of hitting the game-winning home run, cheering on their teammates at bat, munching on a handful of sunflower seeds, and owning the stains on their clothes as badges of honor. But imagine having a deep-seated desire to participate in this dynamic sport, only… Read More

Kuni Foundation Donates $5 Million to OHSU’s Knight Cancer Challenge

June 26, 2015 Good Friday Everyone, I’m pleased to share some thrilling news. Yesterday, the Wayne D. Kuni & Joan E. Kuni Foundation contributed $5 million to Oregon Health & Science University’s (OHSU) Knight Cancer Institute. The gift is dedicated to OHSU’s Knight Cancer Challenge to transform early detection and treatment of cancer and save countless… Read More

Special Olympics: A History

Every year, 4.4 million athletes over 170 countries are training and competing in 80,000 Olympic style summer and winter sporting events. Every two years, these special athletes advance to compete on the world’s stage. The Special Olympics is the world’s largest organization for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, providing training, opportunity and life-changing experiences for… Read More

Postsecondary Education for Adults with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities

Summertime marks a season of major transition for families with recent high school graduates. The hustle and bustle of catching school buses and scheduling parent teacher conferences, attending school concerts and marching band practice are behind them and the family discussion turns to plans for the next big stage in life, college. The anticipation of… Read More