When Dr. Carl Morrison founded Morrison Child and Family Services in 1947, he envisioned ground-breaking care for Portland’s most vulnerable children. His goal was based on a commitment to the highest professional standards, partnership with the entire community, and a deep personal conviction that every child should have the chance to thrive.

71 years later, Morrison remains true to Dr. Morrison’s values. We collaborate with every major regional organization and agency concerned with the well-being of children, caring for each vulnerable child who comes to us in search of a positive new direction.

Our decades of helping kids and families fills an important role in our community and demonstrates that Morrison’s services will be needed for many decades to come. If you love Morrison and want to partner with others to support our kids into the future, please consider joining the Carl Morrison Legacy Society.

Ways you can help:

  • Name Morrison in your will
  • Designate Morrison as a life insurance beneficiary
  • Make Morrison the beneficiary of a gift annuity or retirement account


For more information on how you can join our Carl Morrison Legacy Society, please contact Deanna Kavanaugh, Director of Development and Planned Giving at deanna.kavanaugh@morrisonkids.org or 503-258-4227.