FALL 2019
We are excited to be working to find solutions for real concerns within our community on the North Coast of Oregon; housing for locals and access to community for those with intellectual or developmental disabilities. In 2018/19 we have seen first hand the challenges people with intellectual or developmental disabilities must sometimes endure.  We are happy to step into this new paradigm where neighborhood means everything and isolation is a thing of the past. We have also witnessed the power of a vision of an inclusive dream that embraces integrity, patience, and has devoted team members.  Thank you, to our partners, supporters, and community, for your support and bravery to discover with us what innovative thinking will bring our community on this journey. Special thanks to Tillamook County, the City of Nehalem, the Oregon Dept. of Environmental Quality, PBS Engineering & Environmental, and Community Vision Inc. for a solid partnership, and we look forward to more budding collaborations as they evolve. We are working to clean these 3 acres in Nehalem so we can begin to envision how to create independent housing for all while embracing everything the land wants to be. The cleanup is well underway and we look forward to the day we can invite everyone for a tour. Until then, please follow our updates (below).

Thank You:

Charlie & Scott • Jiffy Construction • Bayside Surveying • Anthony Stoppiello • Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt
PBS Engineering & Environmental • Orth Construction • Eugene-Schmuck Foundation •
Rose City Contracting
Tillamook County Pioneer • Loren Parks Foundation • Blank Zebra • The Standard • Tillamook County
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality • Community Vision • City of Nehalem • Columbia Bank
The Many Dedicated Volunteers, Advisory Team, and Board of Directors

"Coming up roses!"

***NEW! 'Tillamook County's Housing Crisis'; Jane Scott Video Production. View here 10 minutes

2019 Fall Newsletter 

'Compassion for our Neighbors' BOCC OP-Ed article, October 11, 2019

Environmental Cleanup Site Information (ECSI) - Oregon DEQ

Radio: Tillamook Today, Commissioner Bell on the SP Vision/Housing (begin listening at 14:09)

Sammy's Place Sees Progress, July 10, 2019, Tillamook County Pioneer

June 2019 Thompson Property Update

September Update 2018

See pictures of the cleanup here

Our Mission & Vision


Creating community choices through nature-inspired living, working, and respite opportunities 
with people experiencing disabilities and those who share their journey.


• Everyone being supported to learn, grow, and thrive.
• People with disabilities are part of a community of their choice.
• Growth through exploration of our natural world.
• An inclusive community where those with disabilities and those without are valued for their uniqueness.
• Providing a range of opportunities for everyone to discover and realize their full potential.



We love to hear from our supporters, and we always welcome new volunteers.

Sammy's Place
PO Box 53
Nehalem, OR 97131

Kathy Jean Hrywnak, Secretary
Julie Chick, President
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