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Stories of Success

These stories are examples of how some of the exceptional people we support are living active, full and independent lives in communities throughout Southern California.

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Adult Day Services

Easterseals Facilitates Adult Peer-to-Peer Social Group, Helping Foster New Friendships and Relationships

Peer-to-Peer Space Shuttle Visit  The outings – including visits to the Getty Museum, Skyspace LA and the California Science Center – have been a huge hit!
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George Visits the Beach

Adult Day Services Spotlight George at the Beach In his entire life George had never been to the beach, until Easterseals took him.
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Autism Therapy Services

Adam's Autism Journey

Photo of Adam and his parents Adam has come a long way from when he was first diagnosed on the autism spectrum when he was three.
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Craig Conquers Behavioral Issues With Help From Easterseals Autism Therapy Services

Photo of autism therapy services graduate Craig. After years of challenges, now-14-year-old Craig is a happy, well-adjusted young man.
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Bob Hope Veterans Support Program

Bob Hope Veterans Support Program Ignites Jorge's Motivation

Jorge Marine Corps Veteran 230 px Marine Corps veteran Jorge wanted to start his career as a project coordinator and eventually develop his skills to become a project manager. Easterseals motivated him and connected Jorge with a variety of resources and encouraged him throughout the employment process.
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Bob Hope Veterans Support Program Helps Jonathan Explore a New Career Field

Photo of Bob Hope Veterans Support Program client Jonathan As his college graduation approached, Navy veteran Jonathan began to question his future. He was referred to our Bob Hope Veterans Support Program to help with his crucial career decision.
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Volunteer Counselor Andy and Camper Josh Form a Unique Bond Over 25 Years

Volunteer Counselor Andy and Camper Josh Because Easterseals Camp is such a special place, many campers and volunteer camp counselors have been coming back year after year. As a result, special bonds are often formed, like the one between counselor Andy Thompson and camper Josh.
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Camp Marks 45th Year With Life-Changing Experiences for Campers and Volunteers

Photo of fun with the camp zipline Campers and volunteers convened for the 45th year at Easterseals Camp held at Camp Oakes in Big Bear for fun-filled activities and many life-changing experiences.
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Children Services

Francisco Has Made Tremendous Strides Thanks to Easterseals Children's Services

Photo of Francisco from Childrens Services When Francisco was a baby his mother Josefina noticed that he had physical and verbal developmental delays.
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Jayden and Mila Thrive with Support from Our Children’s Services

Photo of the HIcks Family The Early Head Start Services Jayden and Mila have been receiving has given them social, emotional and education skills to prepare them for kindergarten and beyond,
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Living Options

ESSC’s Coordinated Life Services Helps Homeless Single Mother with Young Twins Find Housing

single mother Carmen and her family When ESSC Coordinated Life Services (CLS) began working with single mother Carmen and her family, they were homeless and living in a small motel room.
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The Story of Alycia, Janna and Dori

The story of Alycia, Janna and Dori - three sisters Alycia, Janna and Dori are sisters who have lived almost all of their lives in institutions and not necessarily together. Today all the sisters enjoy community-based living in an Easterseals residential home, one of the services provided by our Living Options.
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Christopher and His Family Find Access To Valuable Support Services

participant-christopher-Living-Options When Christopher came to Easterseals Southern California, he had not been attending an appropriate day program, he needed better quality personal assistant services, and he needed a functional wheelchair that fit him correctly.
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Senior Day Services

Mary and Her Family Find the Unexpected With Easterseals Senior Day Services

Photo of Mary Gordon Learn how Easterseals helped make a 1,800 mile relocation much easier than expected for Mary and her family.
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WorkFirst Employment Services

WorkFirst Employment Services Helped Liz Discover Jobs That Fit Her Skills and Interests

Photo of Liz at her sportswriter job Liz wanted a job that allowed her to use her talents as a writer and her passion for sports and for film. Workfirst Employment Services was happy to play matchmaker.
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Thomas Advanced in His Job thanks to Easterseals WorkFirst Employment Services

Workfirst Spotlight Photo of Thomas Miller Thanks to his WorkFirst vocational specialist and the HR team at Legoland, Thomas was able to move up into a higher paying role as a cashier.
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Past Success Stories

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