What Does Your Local Easter Seals Center Do With Your Contribution?
- 457 total people were served (some received mulitple services).
- 105 people with disabilities were assessed, tested and interviewed to determine their vocational interests, aptitudes, and abilities.
- 126 individuals completed a program giving them real work experience and the training that they needed to develop employable skills
- 10 people participated in our apprenticeship program providing them with additional coaching and time to obtain competitive work.
- 32 people benefited through community-based training. These were positions in local businesses where individuals were given the opportunity to train in an area of their choosing under the direction of skilled professionals.
- 20 students from Columbia County high schools got job training at the Easter Seals center.
- 3 individuals facing significant obstacles were served with training and help in their homes by an Easter Seals' professional trying to teach them independent living skills.
- 900 hours were spent teaching specific skills so that employment opportunities would increase for people with disabilities. For instance, training was provided in basic computer literacy, data entry, customer service, cash register skills, and driver's education.
- 30 Easter Seals' clients were successfully employed in area businesses.
Easter Seals East Georgia serves adults with disabilities and other barriers to employment. The door is open to help individuals that are doing their best to overcome difficult odds -- services are not limited by a specific disease, injury or condition. It is amazing, but last year Easter Seals served people with mental retardation, major depression, autism, dementia, diabetes, heart disorders, sickle cell anemia, speech disorders, hearing disorders, visual impairments, schizophrena, degenerative disc disease, amputees, stroke victims, adjustment disorders, and many more disabling conditions.
When you give to Easter Seals, you can rest assured that your money is being used to help people find jobs. It is creating opportunities and opening doors for people that just need a "chance" to change their life.
The Easter Seals East Georgia FY 2016 Annual Report will be posted after the audit process is complete.