Off The Couch Events began in 2009 as a small volunteer group. As a mother of a differently-abled young adult, Executive Director Shauna Perkins saw the need for a program that addressed the socialization needs of these individuals. Often when young adults leave high school and transition centers, they become isolated from their peers. Supported with dedicated family and friends, OTCE Activity Night was created.
Shauna is a native of Portland, Oregon. She currently resides with her husband, John, of 41 years and her poodle, Aldo, in Chandler, Arizona. She is a lover of almost* all animals. Shauna has three grown children and is a Grammie.
In 2012, she was honored as a recipient of a City of Portland People Making a Difference Award. She is also a 2013 KATU Channel 2 Everyday Hero.
Shauna knows the value of being paid in smiles-it's priceless.
All cash donations are tax-deductible. We rely on donations to fund our special projects and field trips that get our Off The Couch-ers Out and About Portland. If you would like to make a donation, please send your check payable to:
Off The Couch Events
3439 NE Sandy Blvd., PMB #138
Portland, OR 97232
Please note that in-kind donations of goods and services are always welcome! Tax-exempt 501(c)3 No. 45-1025884
Our organization is supported by an amazing Board and Volunteers whose backgrounds are very diverse, yet all have one thing in common...they want to make a difference in the lives of differently-abled individuals.