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Who We Are

Easterseals DC MD VA is leading the way to full equity, inclusion, and access through direct and life-changing disability and community services.

Since 1945, Easterseals DC MD VA has worked tirelessly to enhance quality of life and expand access to healthcare, education, and employment. And we won’t rest until each one of us is valued, respected, and accepted.

We take a holistic approach, providing comprehensive services to thousands of children and adults in our neighborhoods, no matter their disability, military status, income, race, or age: To help each child reach their full potential, we provide personalized child development and early intervention services. To improve health and reduce isolation in adults with disabilities, we offer engaging activities and expansive resources. To enable military families to integrate into the community, we provide a suite of services, including employment support and mental healthcare. And to sustain families and caregivers, we provide comprehensive services and supports.

Together with our partners, we’re reducing poverty and homelessness and improving healthcare and employment by empowering people of all ages and abilities to be full and equal participants in their communities. Join us.

Vision

To create a hopeful, inclusive community where all people realize their potential and live meaningful lives.

Mission

Easterseals DC MD VA enriches lives and expands opportunities for all children and adults in our communities, including people with disabilities and military backgrounds.

igc As the Easterseals affiliate serving Washington, DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia, Easterseals DC MD VA works through public-private partnerships to provide community-based services in the most efficient manner possible. These traits were demonstrated in the opening our Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Inter-Generational Center, which has quickly become an international model of excellence for delivering superior outcomes, including creating meaningful connections between generations. It was opened through visionary partnership among local, state, and national governments, as well as private individual, corporate, and foundation investment. The shared resources created a maximum return on investment for the community.


Values

Respect: We treat one another fairly. We value the uniqueness and dignity of each member of our community by honoring the choices our participants make and goals they set for themselves, as well as the ideas of our staff and volunteers. We appreciate the strength of diversity and inclusion.

Responsibility: We share an obligation to ensure that appropriate actions are taken to benefit the organization and its participants. We are good stewards of organizational resources and are accountable for our actions.

Integrity: We conduct business ethically. We hold ourselves to a high moral standard and speak up when a correction is needed. We communicate openly, honestly, and directly.

Innovation: We are willing to embrace new ideas, take measured risks, and find better ways to help more people.

Care: We show compassion for others. We assume the best about everyone we encounter. We strive to live our mission each day.

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