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

    Astoria- Garden with a Master Gardener, FREE 5/18/24

    Astoria- Garden with a Master Gardener, FREE 5/18/24

    Join us for a tour of the Alderbrook Learning Garden, help plant some vegetables, learn about growing vegetables on the coast and take your very own Cherry Tomato plant home with you. Saturday, May 18, 2024, Alderbrook Park, 668 45th St. Astoria, OR 97103 Tour will...

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    Lincoln City- Live Music, FREE 5/3/2024

    Lincoln City- Live Music, FREE 5/3/2024

    Enjoy an evening of good company and good music. Live music by Zuhug- Solo Set is playing at 6:00pm to 8:00pm. This is a great time to unwind and kick off the weekend with other families in the community. Join us Friday, May 3rd at Pelican Brewing - Siletz Bay 5911 SE...

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    Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad; Rockaway Beach, FREE 5/5/24

    Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad; Rockaway Beach, FREE 5/5/24

    Join us for an approximately two hour round-trip ride to and from Wheeler. The train ride includes a 45 minute layover in Wheeler for passengers to shop and explore the quaint little town before returning to Rockaway Beach. Please note for this event Rockaway Beach is...

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    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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    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.