Sammy’s Place

Creating living, working, and respite choices, inspired by nature.

We do this with people experiencing disabilities and those who share their journey.

Who We Are

Disability is Diversity.

Sammy’s Place is a group of individuals, family members, caregivers, and community members who believe everyone should have access to the possibility to dream, including people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (IDD). We are invested through our work together in a welcoming Oregon coastal region where everybody has what they need to fully participate and thrive in their community of choice.

Our work focuses on:

  •  Elevating the voices of people and families experiencing intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD)
  • Advancing universal accessibility in our local towns along Oregon’s North Coast
  • Providing community education and networking
  • Building support opportunities alongside systems
  • Evaluating ourselves continually to center equitable practices within our work

North Coast, Oregon

    What We Do

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    Elevating Voices

    Through the COAAST Network we empower individuals experiencing I/DD to exercise their own voice by building networks among families, service providers, and state and local organizations.

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    Peer Delivered Support

    The COAAST Network brings people with similar lived experiences together to support each other in their community.

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    Community Education and Networking

    The COAAST Network provides opportunities for strength-based and person-centered learning and conversation so that we come together in creating new opportunities so everyone can fully participate in our coastal communities.

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    Housing and Universal Access

    Sammy’s Place advocates for the supports or accommodations needed to gain access that would allow any individual to participate and enjoy a place, product, service, or role independently, including housing.

    Family Resources

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    News and Updates

    Family Network Virtual Training Opportunities

    Family Network Virtual Training Opportunities

    This year is flying by don't miss these exciting Virtual Training Opportunities happening soon: May 16th: (Families Connected) FC- Empowering Communications: Spelling for Autistic Children & Adults. May 29th: (Central Oregon Disability Support Network) CODSN-...

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    Tillamook County Fair, FREE 8/7/2024

    Tillamook County Fair, FREE 8/7/2024

    Join COAAST Network and Sammy's Place, Opening Day at the Tillamook County Fair. The COAAST Network and Sammy's Place is providing admission tickets only. All parking and food items are the individual's responsibility. We may walk together as a group however, feel...

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    Tradewinds Charters Whale Watching, FREE 6/19/24

    Tradewinds Charters Whale Watching, FREE 6/19/24

    Join the COAAST Network and Sammy's Place for a wonderful afternoon of whale watching. For over 80 years, Tradewinds Charter's Depoe Bay whale-watching tours have dazzled and amazed guests, offering the best whale watching Oregon has to offer. Wednesday, June 19th,...

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    2nd Annual Summer Picnic- 6/27/24

    2nd Annual Summer Picnic- 6/27/24

    Come celebrate with the persons and families living with ID/DD In our Community. Thursday, June 27th from 11am-3pm; Phyllis Baker City Park, Rockaway Beach Hamburgers and Hot Dogs Provided! Join us for Karaoke, Basketball, Face Painting, Raffle Prizes, Photo Booth and...

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    Stories and Newsletter

    Summer Newsletter July 2024

    Summer Newsletter July 2024

    See Our July Newsletter...Click Here to Keep Reading...  Accessibility is important to everyone. Whether it be accessing a beach or park, a tourist attraction or coastal eatery; or joining a committee, class, council, or employment, access to participate matters to...

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    What Does Sammy’s Place Do?

    What Does Sammy’s Place Do?

    What is Sammy’s Place? Imagine, with an open heart, if you primarily had to rely on someone else so you could access your community, recreation, music, art workshop, or employment… There are 850 people that receive Developmental Disability (DD) services from Knappa in...

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    Fall Newsletter November 2023

    Fall Newsletter November 2023

    See our Fall 2023 Newsletter here... Transformation has been our work over the last 18+ months. Sammy's Place, as an Oregon 501 (c)(3), has been building its foundational integrity by building our teams, implementing...

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    Universal Accessibility North Coast Tour 2023: Featuring Keith Jones

    Each video is less than a few minutes: Universal Access, Housing, Why is Sammy’s Place Important, Ableism, Universality, What Would You Like People to Know, and the Solution.