We believe our veterans and military families can succeed where they live. Our mission is to ensure that’s possible in every community. We work to break down barriers, drive a new conversation about the potential of our veterans, engage organizations and communities, and connect veterans and military families with what they need for meaningful employment, education and overall wellness. Our national credibility and community-based reach – through 73 affiliates and 550 service sites – provide an unmatched, accessible resource and support for veterans and military families.
National Solutions through Partnerships
Collectively, we have worked with more than 560 communities, 20,000 organizations and thousands of passionate individuals to connect veterans and military families with on-the-ground individuals, organizations, solutions, and tools they need to live productive, successful lives.
Grassroots Solutions through Easter Seals Affiliates
The needs of veterans and military families are evolving, not disappearing. That’s why Easter Seals affiliates specialize in identifying the needs of veterans and military families, particularly with employment, job training and support like family respite opportunities. We work to make solutions easily accessible in communities.
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Employment Programs and Job Training
Our employment programs provide the necessary tools to achieve and maintain meaningful employment and steady income. We offer skills training, job search assistance and employment preparation and guidance.
For example, Easter Seals has partnered with Direct Employers Association, which has a membership of about 800 employers who want to hire veterans and people with disabilities. Through this partnership, Easter Seals is offering a job search portal at easterseals.jobs, which features job postings from these employers.
Military and Veterans Caregiver Training Services
Through a contract with the Department of Veterans Affairs, Easter Seals affiliates and our collaborative partners provide a Program of Comprehensive Support to eligible veteran caregivers. More than 25,000 people who care for a veteran at home have learned important skills: Caregiver self-care, home safety, caregiver skills, veteran personal care, and managing difficult behaviors.
Accessing support resources
Easter Seals in partnership with the Elizabeth Dole Foundation offers free caregiving webinars in which experts in the field support and educate caregivers of military service members and veterans. The webinar videos are available to the public on easterseals.com/carewebinar.
Camp Yellow Ribbon is a week-long summer camp for children with family members in the military or veterans.
Full-time staffers manage a dedicated toll-free number and email where veterans and military families can request benefits information; assistance with basic financial, health/well-being and education services; and resources for everything from legal aid to housing to caregiving. Our staff connects these individuals to public and private organizations most suited to their needs and follow-ups to ensure that viable options have been found. Call 866-423-4981 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Veteran Community Services & Support
Veterans come home to their families and communities, so serving them must be a community undertaking. That’s why, across the country, Easter Seals affiliates are delivering services that veterans and military families need to live productive, successful lives.
Advocacy & Education
Veterans and military families deserve services delivered in an appropriate, timely, and accessible manner. Our Washington, DC-based government relations team works to influence federal and state legislation affecting veterans and military families and actively engages with Congressional staff in pursuit of these goals.
Resources and Related Links
Read about important information, resources and issues affecting veterans.
Visit Easter Seals Dixon Center's website to learn more about resources and supports for veterans and their families.
Find an Easter Seals in your area to connect with our local resources for veterans and their families.