DEAR day program

DEAR is Daytime Enrichment Activities & Recreation.

503 601 0100 or 503 601 0110
1800 NW 169th Place, B300, Beaverton, OR 97006

Daytime Enrichment Activities & Recreation Inc

DEAR, a day program for adults with profound developmental disabilities, medically fragile adults with DD, adults with DD needing assistance with most activities of daily living, adults with profound DD needing help with most ADLs, a day program in Beaverton, Oregon, a day program for customers in Washington County, Clackamas County, Multnomah County and Columbia County, a day program filled with county customers and customers with brokerage services.
April 29, 2021
Yesterday the DEAR board of directors held the 16th annual meeting. The news of reopening is the most exciting result of hunkering down during the COVID-19 closure. Fourteen months of unknown duration is becoming history. 

DEAR will be gradually reopening in May, June and July. State protocols for us initially to allow one to one staffing with 3 or 4 customers. Some weeks later, two small groups of six customers each will be in separate ends of the facility. 

The return to full programing necessarily implies deliberate steps for safe care of customers. Staff will get retrained on the returning customers' needs. The facility will get frequent sanitizing. State protocols for day programs will be meticulously followed.

Questions may be texted or phoned to Dave Apple at 503-601-0100.

Thanks for your understanding and support. 
Gordon Teifel, DEAR president
March 18, 2020 post:
Questions may be texted or phoned to Dave Apple at 503-601-0100.

This notice is to inform you that the DEAR program is shutting its door on Thursday, March 19th and will remain closed until the public health emergency is declared over. The estimated time is 1 to 16 weeks. You can find all information about current status and reopening information on the Daytime Enrichment Facebook page and the DEAR program website at

Dave Apple, Executive Director
DEAR Program