Here at PCL, we’re celebrating our 30th Anniversary!
Fulfilling our mission for 30 years, because how people live matters.
We are excited to reveal our logo for our anniversary! During this auspicious year we will celebrate unwavering person-centered services and the fearless pursuit of social justice for people in Oregon living with an intellectual/developmental disability. Over the last three decades, PCL been an active and motivating participant in wide-spread and positive change in the way people live.
In 1987, PCL started with our co-founders, Joanne Fuhrman and Zellee Allen, leading a small team of seven Direct Support Professionals providing service to 16 people. With a small grant from the state, they began serving people who had only known life in an institution. For the first time in their lives, they had their own home.
Joanne and Zellee are still leading us, but now they have the help of over 800 professionals serving hundreds of people. They do this while continuing to spread PCL’s mission and values to “expand the horizons and enhance the quality of life of the people we support” that they, and their Board of Directors, created 30 years ago!
During the coming year, we'll be sharing important stories, pictures and videos of PCL's amazing groundbreaking history. We'll also be having contests and special fun events that will help us mark our growth and achievements leading to better lives for people living with disabilities.
From the very beginning PCl embraced what is now known as Person Centered Services. We just saw it as doing the right things and harnessed the importance of the work with a mission and values statement that still stands today as the pillars of what PCL does, who were are, and how we act: