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Jeremy’s Life Changed in an Instant

He was a fun-loving, adventurous man who thrived on being a part of the MV Advancements Community Inclusion program (CIS) based in Amity. Enjoying 25 hours a week with friends and staff was the norm. The CIS program offered him the opportunity to go bowling, enjoy fast food, take a walk in a park, or play games and do coloring with a strong network of friends. And of course, with his extreme love of music, he could always stump the staff with his music guess game.

There would be the occasional missed day for sickness and getting him to summer camp, […]

Jeremy’s Life Changed in an Instant2021-01-27T16:06:31-08:00

Season’s Greetings from MV Advancements

One of the real joys of the Holiday Season is the opportunity to say Thank You and to wish you the very best for the New Year!

It has been a trying year, but we made it through together. Thank you for all your support, care, and concern this past year.

With gratitude,

The MV Advancements Board of Directors

Lu Ann Anderson Chris Browne Carole Burcham Luella Fritz

Dave Haugeberg Sue Huwaldt Dean Klaus Scott Larsen

Bob Laughlin Diana Lett Rose Lorenzen Pam Lum

Carol McLeod Tony Meeker Dave Morgan Tom Neal


Season’s Greetings from MV Advancements2021-01-27T16:06:38-08:00


On December 1, 2020, MV Advancements is proud to participate in #GivingTuesday. This global day of giving invites us to celebrate the holiday season by giving back and creating change in our communities and our world. Together, we can make a difference for all people!

At MV Advancements, we dream of a day when people who experience disabilities have the opportunity to live truly great lives, just like we want for all our loved ones. We are dedicated to helping our community offer the supports that our citizens with disabilities need to live, work, and thrive!

We invite each of you […]


A Message of Resiliency

Greetings to our MVA stakeholders!

In this unprecedented time, we want to thank you all for your caring thoughts, good wishes, and financial support as we navigate these uncharted waters. In the last six months so much has happened at MV Advancements, both positive and not so positive:

  • We sold our Industrial Services building, a needed step as we look to build a corporate headquarters building in McMinnville
  • We sold Serendipity to a local family who […]
A Message of Resiliency2021-01-27T16:06:53-08:00

We Celebrate the ADA’s 30th Anniversary!

For most people, July 26th of 1990 was just another day, for people who experience disabilities it was a long-awaited day of equality. For decades individuals who experience disabilities, and their allies, have advocated for equal rights for those with disabilities, and on this inconspicuous July day is when the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law. This landmark law made sure all people have the same rights and opportunities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public.

Many misunderstand the ADA and think […]

We Celebrate the ADA’s 30th Anniversary!2021-01-27T16:07:04-08:00

Sale of Serendipity

MV Advancements (MVA) is pleased to announce the sale of Serendipity Ice Cream to Kevin and Becky Simpson. Some of you may know the Simpsons as the owners of Simpson Electrical Construction Co. – an established business in Yamhill County for the last 21 years and This Girl Friday- Becky’s bookkeeping business that supports many of our favorite downtown McMinnville businesses.

The Simpson’s have called McMinnville home for almost 25 years and have raised their four adult children in McMinnville. Giving back to the local community has been a long-time priority for this […]

Sale of Serendipity2021-01-27T16:07:13-08:00

A Message of Hope

At MV Advancements we believe in inclusive communities where all people are valued for their contributions. This is a message of hope during uncertain times.

While in the midst of a global pandemic, much attention has shifted to people doing essential work. Our Direct Support Professionals, who include homecare staff and job coaches, are working side by side with people providing direct care in retirement communities, grocery stores, and manufacturing settings. Not long ago the jobs that people with disabilities performed were thought of as “less than,” and generally in the areas of flowers, food, filth, and fur. Today’s world recognizes […]

A Message of Hope2021-01-27T16:07:21-08:00

Looking to the Future

Greetings to all our MVA stakeholders! In this unprecedented time, we want to thank you all for the caring thoughts, good wishes and grace as we navigate these uncharted waters. In the last three weeks (which for the record feels like 3 years), we have taken many actions to keep people safe while at the same time keeping us financially viable for the long term.

  • In March, we temporarily closed our Community Inclusion Services (CIS) programs in McMinnville, Amity, and Dallas. This was mandated by the State to comply with the Executive Order from the Governor around social distancing.
  • More […]
Looking to the Future2021-01-27T16:07:27-08:00

MVA Message re:COVID19

In light of the COVID19 virus, we want to keep you informed of the precautions and steps we are taking at MV Advancements (MVA) regarding COVID19. The wellbeing of our supported individuals and our dedicated staff are our number one priority.

While information (and misinformation) has been flooding from various sources the last couple of weeks, we have been diligently monitoring federal, state and local communications regarding COVID19. We are acting on the guidance from our funder, The Office of Developmental Disability and the Governor of the State of Oregon.

Effective March 18th, we will temporarily be closing most of our Community […]

MVA Message re:COVID192020-03-17T15:39:24-07:00