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Veteran & Military Family Services

Easterseals believes our veterans and military families can thrive where they live—and our mission is to ensure that’s possible in every community. Easterseals is committed to the successful reintegration of veterans and their families into civilian life.

The needs of veterans and military families are evolving, not disappearing. With nearly 70 years of expertise and experience, award winning Easterseals Capital Region & Eastern Connecticut is committed to working with veterans and their families to secure employment. It is through meaningful employment that veterans can achieve self sufficiency and independence.

We employ a holistic approach to addressing the needs of veterans and their families. Easterseals uses innovative strategies and its expertise coupled with a supportive 1:1 customized model tailored specifically to the individuals’ needs. Additionally, there is an on-site professional clothing resource room and food pantry when needed.

Our free and local life-changing Veterans/Servicemembers & Military Family programs include:

Employment & Financial Stability

The needs of veterans/servicemembers & military families are evolving, not disappearing.  With 70 years of expertise and experience, award winning Easterseals Capital Region & Eastern CT is committed to working with veterans and their families to secure employment.  It is through job placement that veterans can achieve self-sufficiency and independence.

Military Benefits/On-site CT Veteran Service Officer

In addition to having an on-site CT Veteran Service Officer, Easterseals will provide guidance and access to the Rally Point digital living lab to facilitate veterans effectively accessing their military benefits.

Comcast Digital Living Computer Center

Utilizing Easterseals’ computer center, we provide 1:1 customized support and training that results in veterans conducting electronic job searches and completing individualized on-line employment applications.

Educational & Job Skill Training

Individuals are offered the training needed to meet the requirements of various employment opportunities. Services include interview preparedness including resume and cover letter development, computer basics and applications, office etiquette and interpersonal communication and organizational skills.

Legal Services

For qualified candidates, Easterseals offers pro bono legal services to cover a variety of needs.

Peer to Peer Support

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Emergency Financial Assistance

At Easterseals, we understand that there are circumstances in life that result in veterans/servicemembers needing a “hand up” to get back on track and continue their journey.  A personal finance management session is required.

Professional Clothing & Food Pantry 

Easterseals provides an on-site professional clothing resource room that is available to veterans/servicemembers & their families as they prepare to re-enter the workforce as well as a non-perishable food pantry for those American Warriors in need. 

Psychological Services 

For many of the brave men and women veterans/servicemembers who have served our country, the journey home is complicated and challenging. Whether our American Warriors are recovering from physical and/or psychological injuries, Easterseals Capital Region & Eastern CT walks with veterans/servicmembers & their families every step of the way.

Caregiver Training & Support

Easterseals recognizes that family members and caregivers of veterans/servicemembers also need help. If you are caring for one of these brave men or women, call Easterseals for support and guidance.

Referrals

Individuals may receive services following a self-referral or referral from other agencies. A copy of the veteran’s DD 214 is required.

Individuals may be authorized by parties such as the Department of Rehabilitation Services, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Veterans Administration, colleges or other agencies.

Our service providers, in conjunction with counselors, case managers, and clinicians from the referring agencies, work to develop the most appropriate service plan to achieve the most meaningful results.

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