About Us


Sammy’s Place was founded in 2006 as an Oregon 501(c)(3) organization. The original mission included providing respite for families with children with disabilities.

In 2014, the mission was expanded to include the creation of a nature-centered living, working and respite community for people with special needs and those who share their journey.

Sammy’s Place seeks to empower the special needs community by creating opportunities to engage with the extraordinary natural environments of the North Coast of Oregon.

There’s also a great need for affordable housing and opportunities for our community members with special needs. Sammy’s Place is working towards providing alternative options for adults with disabilities.

In September 2015, Sammy’s Place became the sponsor of the 11th annual Buddy Walk at the Beach. Local and national supporters successfully raised $38,000. Following this success, Sammy’s Place held its first Strategic Planning Retreat in December 2015 to chart a course for how to achieve its near-term goals and continue to refine the long-term vision.