Due to COVID-19 precautions, Shangri-La's Salem, Newport and Eugene offices are closed to to general public.

Essential visitors at these locations are required to wear face coverings for the duration of their visit.

Shangri-La's nearly 300 essential workers continue to provide direct supports to individuals served in programs.

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What's in a name?

In 1963 Shangri-La's founding families selected the name Shangri-La based on the utopian sanctuary described in the 1933 novel by James Hilton, "Lost Horizon". 

 

In the novel, the main character travels to Shangri-La and finds inner peace, love, and a sense of purpose. 

Closely aligned with the ideals and environment these families wanted for their children, the founding families set to work creating their own Shangri-La by pooling their private resources and purchasing a 30-acre rural property just east of Salem, Oregon.

Still today, these ideals influence how services are delivered, and environments are created.

Shangri-La

noun

pronunciation: shang-gruh-lah

1. an imaginary paradise on earth

2. a faraway haven or hideway of idyllic beauty and tranquility

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Shangri-La is a 501c3 non-profit human services organization dedicated to helping individuals with disabilities and families with disadvantages recognize and achieve their potential. 

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