SEI & Avamere partnership

July 27, 2020

For Immediate Release: 7/27/2020

WILSONVILLE, Ore. – The Avamere Family of Companies (AFC) supports Self Enhancement, Inc. (SEI) in their goal to provide necessary educational, social, and economic resources for individuals and families.

The healthcare company is sponsoring SEI in their virtual event, Soul of the City, featured on KATU beginning August 8, 2020.

Self Enhancement provides African American and underserved youth, families, and adults with education and resources to ensure their social, emotional, and economical needs are met. At Self Enhancement, “Life Has Options.” Avamere’s mission aligns with this, as the organizations partner to enhance every life they serve.

Rick Miller, CEO of the Avamere Family of Companies, and his wife Erika Miller have personally supported Self Enhancement for 10 years.

“I believe that the Miller’s clearly believe that their call in life is to give back,” stated Carla Penn-Hopson, Sustainability Officer with Self Enhancement. “They have done that countless times and truly are philanthropists that believe in our community and understand that they have a responsibility to give back to our community.”

Avamere’s support will directly assist Self Enhancement in providing resources for the organization’s programs that support Portland individuals and families.

“My wife Erika and I have supported Self Enhancement, Inc. for many years. We are honored to continue supporting SEI, this life-changing organization, through a partnership with our family of companies,” stated Rick Miller. “I look forward to our collaboration in providing necessary resources to help our local Portland youth and families.”

This company partnership follows Rick Miller’s message to employees on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Since this call to action, Avamere leaders have hired a Culture and Diversity Consultant, Zanele Mutepfa Rhone, and begun forming a People & Culture Council.

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About the Avamere Family of Companies

Founded in 1995 and based in Wilsonville, Oregon, the Avamere Family of Companies provides assisted living, independent living, memory care, rehabilitation, home care, transitional care, and more. Today Avamere’s diverse companies operate in over 250 locations across 19 states with over 8,800 employees. Avamere is proud to be considered one of Oregon’s most admired companies as they continue to serve their valued patients and residents. For more information, visit

Avamere Family of Companies

25115 SW Parkway Ave, Suite B

Wilsonville, OR 97070

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