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


    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.


    Peer Delivered Support

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


    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.


    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

    Sammy’s Place Camping Trip Drawing

    Sammy’s Place Camping Trip Drawing

    Oregon COAAST Network and Sammy's Place is excited to be planning a camping trip for our family and friends this summer. We will be camping at the Barview Jetty Campground from Friday 8/23 to Sunday 8/25. We are hoping to enjoy this weekend with current community...

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    Card Making Art Project, FREE 4/27/2024

    Card Making Art Project, FREE 4/27/2024

    Join the COAAST Network and Sammy’s Place in creating fun hand made cards. All materials will be provided by Cosmic Healing. This will be a great time to visit with friends and other parents/caregivers. It can be an opportunity to make new connections with others...

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    Marine Science Day Meet Up, FREE 4/13/2024

    Marine Science Day Meet Up, FREE 4/13/2024

    Hatfield Marine Science Center Marine Science Day, April 13, 2024 Join the Oregon COAAST Network and Sammy's Place for a fun day at the Hatfield Marine Science Center for their Marine Science Day. You are welcome to walk around as a group or enjoy the day at your own...

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    Stories and Newsletter

    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.