Easter Seals offers services for the whole person, including transportation services, Literacy and GED services and referral services.
Public transportation does not exist in our area of Middle Georgia. Employment means private transportation. While a person is "getting on his or her feet," subsidized transportation is often needed. Rides to work can be subsidized by Easter Seals, DOL Rehabilitation Services, Department of Family and Children's Services, or other providers.
Literacy and GED Services:
Another significant barrier to gainful employment is poor literacy skills and lack of a high school diploma or GED. Easter Seals provides facilities including computer terminals, instruction (instructors sometimes provided by the Heart of Georgia Technical College), and time off from work to facilitate workers improving skills. Obtainment of the GED is one goal of the literacy training effort.
Easter Seals Middle Georgia Maintains an external network of providers of a great variety of human services. Services needed by Easter seals employees are accessed through this network. From mental health counseling to credit counseling, from housing services to nutrition training, and from medical services to work clothing; Easter Seals helps make the connections that lead to vocational independence.