We believe our veterans, military families, and families of the fallen can thrive where they live; our mission is to ensure that’s possible in every community.
The needs of veterans and military families are evolving, not disappearing. We know communities play a key role in their reintegration and so we put those grassroots, community-based solutions to work. We provide guidance to communities because we understand which solutions are effective and which aren’t, and can help map out a plan for successful reintegration and support.
Easter Seals Dixon Center provides leadership to communities, guiding them in developing local systems to identify and engage area veterans and military families that need support, and providing that support, through, for example, employment services, job placement, education assistance or health and wellness programs.
We deliver direct services through more than 550 Easter Seals affiliates and service sites. We also collaborate with local service providers to identify gaps in services and then work within the community to close those gaps.
The leadership of Easter Seals Dixon Center has worked with more than 560 communities, more than 20,000 organizations and thousands of concerned influencers to improve outcomes in education, employment and healthcare for service members, veterans and their families. For us it is about connecting with like-minded organizations and working together for the greater good within local communities.
Ultimately, our goal is to increase and expand our services and supports as more service members transition home and join with their fellow veterans to contribute to their communities in new, meaningful and productive ways as civilians.
Financial Planning for Military and Veterans
Through a collaborative relationship, the Foundation for Financial Planning (FFP) and Easter Seals Dixon Center are sharing free financial planning tools developed specifically for veterans and military families. Through the use of these tools, people can learn how to:
• control spending and save more money
• raise your credit score and reduce credit debt
• save for retirement
• plan for big purchases like a house
Military and Veterans Caregiver Training & Respite Services
Easter Seals in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs provides a Program of Comprehensive Support to eligible Veteran caregivers. Training covers topics including caregiver self care, home safety, caregiver skills, veteran personal care, managing difficult behaviors and support resources.
Services for Military and Veterans Communities
In communities nationwide, Easter Seals is being asked to help meet the needs of America’s military service members and Veterans with disabilities and their families. Our goal is to promote their successes by helping them attain their personal and family goals while becoming full participants within their own communities.
Community OneSource provides information, system and resource navigation and personalized follow-up supports for service members, Guard and Reserves and Veterans with disabilities and their families as they integrate back into their home communities.
Advocacy & Education
Easter Seals believes that service members, Veterans and their families deserve services delivered in an appropriate, timely, and accessible manner. Easter Seals’ government relations team is working to influence federal and state legislation affecting service members, Veterans and their 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.